A contemporary art exhibition “(In)visible dreams and streams”, introducing 22 artists from the Baltic and Nordic countries, was opened at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius on December 2 to mark the 25th anniversary of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Offices in the Baltic States.
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, the Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Culture Arnas Neverauskas emphasized the importance of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Offices and the programmes that the offices provide, among others also the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture. “The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture, which has been operational in the Nordic and Baltic countries since 2009, is a flagship initiative of multilateral cooperation, supported also by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. It is a horizontal initiative, providing funds for modules aimed at encouraging cooperation between individual artists and cultural organizations in the Nordic-Baltic region and using these modules to support mobility initiatives of various scope,” said Mr Neverauskas. “We would like to encourage artists and cultural organizations to actively use this programme, and the Ministry of Culture aims not only continue the programme, but also expand it.”
The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture accepts projects submitted by the individual artists and cultural organizations from Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Greenland, the Åland Islands and the Faroe Islands.
The exhibition “(In)visible dreams and streams” was commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia and curated by Maija Rudovska. The exhibition at the Contemporary Art Centre will be on display until January 15, 2017. Later, it will travel to Estonia and the Nordic countries.