The Baltic Culture Fund Supports Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Joint Cultural Projects
The goal 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. Grants are awarded annually and the deadline for applications is 20th of February.
The Baltic Culture Fund will support professional events and projects in architecture, visual art, design, literature, sound art, performing arts, libraries, museums and archives. The Fund also welcomes interdisciplinary projects.
The Fund especially supports new and one-off cultural events outside the Baltic countries, such as concerts, exhibitions, festivals, performances, international events with a Baltic focus, and showcases and forums promoting the internationalisation of culture.
The Fund is administrated by national cultural endowments on a three-year rotation basis. The applications of the current round will be admitted by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
Each Baltic country will contribute 100,000 euros to the Fund annually. The Fund also accepts donations.
The grants will be 25,000–100,000 euros per project, with at least 20% of self-financing to be added by the organiser. Only legal persons from Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania will be eligible for support. The lead partner for each project must bring in partners from all three Baltic countries.
Project applications will be assessed by an expert committee of six Baltic representatives of various cultural domains. Each country will be represented by two committee members.
The statutes, application procedure and logo of the Baltic Cultural Fund will be available on the programme’s website https://kulka.ee/programmes/baltic-culture-fund. The working language of the Fund is English.
Suur-Karja 23, 10148 Tallinn ESTONIA
Fund leadership period: 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021
K.Valdemara iela 20 , Riga LV-1010 LATVIA
Fund leadership period: 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2024
Naugarduko g. 10, 01309 Vilnius LITHUANIA
Fund leadership period: 1 January 2025 – 31 December 2027