Applications for the extended Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture are awaited


2021 01 12


The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture has been extended for a new three-year period (2021–2023). This programme has been implemented at the initiative of the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Ministries of Culture of the Republic of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 2009. 

The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture aims to promote interest in art and cultural processes in the Nordic and Baltic countries, intensify mobility of artists and cultural professionals, strengthen international cooperation between art and cultural organisations, networking and platforms for joint development of international cultural and artistic projects, residencies of artists operating in the region. The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme comprises three forms of funding: mobility funding, network funding and funding for artist residencies. 

Funding of artist mobility aims to enable persons engaged in any field of art or culture to travel and establish new contacts, to ensure the exchange of knowledge and skills, and to provide the opportunity to present new cultural and artistic projects in the region. Applications for funding are accepted three times a year. The funds are allocated to cover travel and accommodation expenses.  

The network cooperation module aims to encourage partnership and synergies in the field of culture, exchange of experience and knowledge. The following activities intended for the needs of network organisations are funded: meetings, conferences, workshops, employee exchanges, joint training, etc. Applications for this module may be submitted by individuals, groups, organisations and bodies active in the fields of culture and art. Two calls for short-term (up to 12 months) and one for long-term (up to 36 months) funding of cooperation networks are published once a year. 

Funding for artists residencies aims to create conditions for residency organisations to accept artists from other Nordic and Baltic countries. Applications may be submitted by organisations, institutions and groups working on new residency initiatives in the fields of culture and art. One call for applications in this module is scheduled once a year. 

Artists and cultural operators from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and the Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Greenland, Faroe and Aland Islands) can participate in the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture. Applications will be evaluated by 14 selected international experts, among whom there is also a representative from Lithuania. 

The programme is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, administered by the Nordic Council of Ministers institution Nordic Culture Point (Helsinki), information about the possibilities of the programme is provided by the  Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania (adviser on culture and education, Brigita Urmanaitė, [email protected], phone +370 685 55138).


Application rounds:

Mobility of artists (application deadline 08-02-2021)

Residencies of artists (application deadline 11-02-2021)


The upcoming nearest webinar on the programme will be held on 20 January.

More information and registration