Mobility funding granted for 140 applicants

The theather group Glitcher is one of those who has been granted mobility funding. Photo: Ninni West

The expert group for Mobility Funding met online on 24 May for their second decision meeting this year. Nordic Culture Point received 507 pplications in this round and the applied amount was in total 735 870 euro. The expert group decided to grant a total of 190 195 euro to 140 applicants in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Among the artists who received travel support was Norwegian Tori Wrånes who will do a musical performance that aims to challenge the traditional expectations of a concert by utilizing costumes, masks  and 3-dimensional sound. The performance will take place from 11th to August 13th 2023 at Fylkingen in Stockholm which is an experimental venue for contemporary arts and music.

A group that received funding in this round was a Finnish theatre collective Glitcher. In their work the group explores popular culture, genre exploitation and the intersection between genres. The members have been invited to have a guest performance of their show The Porn Horror Musical 2 at Teater Får302 in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is a grassroot collaboration between two theatre collectives who are planning also new collaborations in the future.

Mobility funding is to cover the travel and accommodation expenses of professional artists and cultural practitioners in the Nordic Region and Baltic countries.

The funding gives individual applicants access to contacts, skills, and knowledge from different parts of the Nordic and Baltic region. Creating new collaboration and new contacts is at the core of the progamme.

In 2023 there is still one application round left. The last round opens on 28 August and will close on 28 September and funding can be applied for activities that take place in December 2023 or after.

Mobility funding part of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture, which strengthens artistic and cultural cooperation in the Nordic region and the Baltic countries. The programme focuses on increasing the exchange of knowledge, contacts and interest in Nordic and Baltic art and culture. The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme comprises three forms of funding: Mobility funding, Network funding and Funding for artist residencies.