Curated by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the Baltic Culture Fund has issued its first grants. A total of 400,000 euros were allocated to joint cultural projects involving the Baltic countries, which was used to support 9 projects in the fine arts, music and performing arts fields.
With a grant of 55,000 euros, the Association of Independent Dance in Estonia with the Lithuanian Dance Information Centre and Latvian Dance Information Centre will introduce Baltic dance art at dance fairs at Tanzmesse in Germany and CINARS in Canada.
“Among the 33 projects submitted to the competition, there were very strong, carefully thought through and sustainable proposals with good potential for achieving greater international visibility and bringing Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania onto the world map through culture. Cultural events taking place in internationally known and even iconic venues, such as the Volksbühne Berlin, or at well-known festivals such as Performa in New York, highlight the diversity and singularity of the culture of the Baltic countries,” Ragnar Siil, a member of the international expert group evaluating the projects, added.
The aim of the Baltic Culture Fund, founded in 2018, is to promote cultural cooperation between the Baltic countries and strengthen the internationalisation of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian culture through joint cultural projects and events.