Culture projects selected

Submitted by Henna on 01.11.2017 - 09.10

The selection of first regular projects of the Karelia CBC Programme was confirmed by the Joint Monitoring Committee today in Petrozavodsk. The following eight culture applications are proceeding to the contracting phase:

  • "Karelian Art-Residency Network and Art Tourism", Tourist Information Centre of the Republic of Karelia (KA3002): Improving contemporary culture services and products through the resources of art-residency network.
  • "Cultural Training and Activation Initiative", Oulu University of Applied Science (KA3004): Improving the capacity of cultural stakeholders to provide high quality, versatile and sustainable cultural services.
  • "Promotion of local film capacities for regional development of the bordering territories of the Republic Karelia and Finland", Karelian Cinematographers' Union (KA3008): Creating an operational model unlocking the potential of the Republic of Karelia and North Karelia as a strong area of film culture.
  • "Culture Open - Creating Culture Together", Karelian regional institute of management, economics, and law at PetrsU (KA3018): Improving inclusive cultural services in Joensuu and Petrozavodsk for vulnerable social groups.
  • "InterActive History", Creative Industries and Cultural Tourism Develepment Fund (KA3022): ¬†Creating and introducing new interactive museum services based on the local cultural identity.
  • "Ethno-architecture of Fennoscandia in XXI century", Kizhi State Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Ethnography (KA3030): Increasing the level of competency, methdological support and interest on conservation and sustainable development of historic settlements with wooden buildings.
  • "Kantele Goes Global! Ground Zero", Budgetary Institution "The Karelian National Song and Dance Ensemble Kantele" (KA3100): Increasing the diversity of kantele music and its presentation with new forms of cross-border activities.
  • "Theatre Cross-Roads", State National Theatre of the Republic of Karelia (KA3118): Increasing the diversity of competitive theatre services oriented to family and youth work in the Republic of Karelia and North Karelia.


The total amount of the selected applications is 3,69 MEUR. In addition four applications were placed on a reserve list.

The contracting negotiations with the selected applicants will be launched in November. However, the contracts can't be signed before the Financing Agreement has been ratified. If the ratification takes place by the end of the year, as expected, the fist projects can be launched in March 2018.

The next meeting will be organised in December. The selection of the first regular projects for the priorities Growing Cross-Border Business Cooperation and Clean and Comfortable region to live will be confirmed then. 

Additional information:

Programme Director Marko Ruokangas, marko.ruokangas[at]