Effects of network funding

An evaluation

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Network funding forms part of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture, which aims to enhance cultural and artistic collaboration in the Nordic and Baltic countries by funding travel, networking, and residential activities. Network funding provides a platform for co-operation and thus the exchange of ideas and knowledge between professional artists and cultural practitioners in the Nordic and Baltic regions. This study on the effects of Network funding was commissioned by Nordic Culture Point in the spring of 2018 in order to gain insight into the long-term effects of funding and to examine its results for professional artists and cultural practitioners in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Data for the analysis was obtained through both qualitative and quantitative methods. The results show that networking is beneficial not only for its own sake, but also for the professional development of the recipients and the entire artistic or cultural field that they represent. Network funding is perceived as valuable amongst professional artists and cultural practitioners.



Preface by Authors

We feel very privileged to have been selected to evaluate the network funding of Nordic Culture Point. It has been very interesting and enjoyable to interact with the artists and administrative co-ordinators of the networks that received funding in 2014, 2015 or 2016. We would like to thank the many respondents who filled in the questionnaire, as well as all the wonderful artists and interesting networks hosts in all the Baltic and Nordic countries who found time to meet with us and share their experiences of funding and networking.


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