2019 Call for Festival Pitches from the Russian Federation

​In May 2019, NBFP opens its 1st Call for Festival Pitches from the Russian Federation. The initiative aims to bring Russian festivals into interaction with their Nordic-Baltic counterparts in search for new and, hopefully, long lasting partnerships, and to foster the exchange of practices and artistic ideas.


Applying is open for all arts & culture festivals from the Russian Federation already collaborating with or wishing to collaborate with festivals in the Nordic-Baltic region. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, 1 August 2019 at 23:59 CET (included).


Thereafter the NBFP Working Group will carefully read and consider all the applications and as a result 5 winners will be chosen who will pitch their Festival at the NBFP Arts Festival Conference on 7-8 November in Liepāja, Latvia. The Conference will be a perfect place to network and find partners from among Nordic-Baltic festival representatives and arts professionals. Additionally, the winners will have the option to take part in the Day 2 session of mini-presentations on the theme “Different forms of Curation”. NBFP will cover the costs of travel (and visa, if necessary) & participation of one (1) representative per Festival.

For applying, download the 2019 Application Form, fill it and submit it as a PDF document by e-mail to info@nordicbalticfestivals.org, indicating “NBFP Festival Pitches” in the subject line of the e-mail.
Max. 2 additional files (annexes), which would be vital in better describing the festival and its collaboration idea(s), could be sent as well.


NB! Please notice that the Guideline and Application form are also available in Russian (for your information as well as better understanding) but you should still submit all the materials in English.

The applicants will be notified of their application status at the latest by 15 August 2019.