1st NBFP Nordic-Baltic Arts Festivals Conference (2015)

Thursday, 29 October:

Venue: Immanuel Church, Kungstensgatan 17, Stockholm

 

  • 14.00 - 15.00 Registration and coffee
     

  • 15.00 Welcome by Peter Eriksson, President of Sweden Festivals
     

  • 15.05 Opening speech by Bengt Göransson, former Swedish Minister of Culture and Honorary Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
     

  • 15.20 Keynote speech Nordic-Baltic cultural cooperation and identity by Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Member of the Icelandic Parliament, Deputy Member in the Nordic Council, former Minister of Culture and Nordic co-operation of Iceland
     

  • 16.30 - 17.00 Coffee break
     

  • 17.00 - 18.00 Panel: On the validity of forming a Nordic-Baltic identity

Moderator: Per Boye Hansen, Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Opera and former Director of Bergen International Festival

Panellists: Katrín Jakobsdóttir; Jurate Katinaite, Lithuanian National Radio Producer, EBU Euroradio Coordinator and former Nordic Baltic Concert Season organiser; Enel Melberg, Estonian-Swedish novellist and translator.
 

  • 18.00 - 19.00 Concert "Bach in Swedish" by Gunnar Idenstam (organ) and Lisa Rydberg (violin)
     

  • 19.30 Bus transport from Hotel Birger Jarl to Stockholm City Hall (Hantverkargatan 1)
     

  • 20.00 Opening day reception hosted by the Mayor of Stockholm at Stockholm City Hall. Sponsored by the City of Stockholm.

       The Stockholm City Hall is one of Sweden’s most famous buildings, and one of the capital's most visited tourist attractions. It houses offices for 200 people including the Municipal Council, and is also famous for its grand ceremonial halls and unique art pieces. The Stockholm City Hall is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held on 10 December each year.
     

  • 22.30 Bus transport from Stockholm City Hall to Hotel Birger Jarl

     

Friday, 30 October:

Venue: Hotel Birger Jarl, Tulegatan 8, Stockholm. Conference entrance at Birger Jarlsgatan 61A

 

  • 09.30 - 09.35 Introduction of the day by Jan Ove Hafstad, Director of Sweden Festivals, NordicBaltic Festival Platform (NBFP) working group member
     

  • 09.35 - 10.30 Presentations of public funding possibilities focused on the needs of festivals.
    Creative Europe 2014-2020 presented by Elin Rosenström, Creative Europe Desk Culture in Sweden and
    Nordic Culture Fund Senior Adviser Peter Larsen, presenting funding possibilities of Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point.

     

  • 10.30 - 10.45 Presentation of Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe (EFFE) by Hugo de Greef, EFA Interim Secretary General
     

  • 10.45 - 12.30 Presentations of 6 collaborative arts projects which are presented by festivals and are seeking partners, followed by comments and questions. All projects have been selected via an open call by the NBFP working group. The projects are listed here.

Moderator: Jan Ove Hafstad, Director of Sweden Festivals, NBFP working group member
 

  • 12.30 - 12.45 Performance. Excerpts from the opera for children Kjetil the Dragon by Andy Pape. Vibeke Kristensen, soprano. Produced by Drakamöllan Opera Festival
     

  • 12.45 - 14.30 Networking session and lunch at Hotel Birger Jarl. Conference attendants are welcome to interact with the 6 collaborative arts projects directly at tables of each project.
     

  • 14.30 - 16.00 Panel: On past and on-going collaborative projects: the ideology of cooperation and practical examples

Moderator: Leelo Lehtla, Director of PLMF festivals, NBFP working group member

Panellists: Ann Mari Engel, Secretary General, Swedish Centre of the International Theatre Institute and former Director of the Swedish Biennial for Performing Arts; Per Boye Hansen, Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Opera and former Director of Bergen International Festival; Erik Söderblom, stage director, former Director of Helsinki Festival and former Artistic Director of International Theatre Festival Baltic Circle

 

  • 16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break
     

  • 16.30 - 17.30 Open discussion and festival introduction session: small pre-signed-up festival presentations (5 minutes per festival) and discussion for festival managers sharing their cooperation experiences (what has worked, what has not, cross-genre cooperations etc.) and elaborating on how the NordicBaltic Festival Platform could support their goals.

Moderator: Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdottir, Artistic Director and CEO of the Icelandic Opera, NBFP working group member

 

  • Optional evening programme included in the conference fee. Two performances for participants to select between:
      18.00 – 20.00 Concert at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Programme
    (NB! A walk to the Concert Hall at 17.40 from the hotel)
      19.00 – 20.00 Dance performance at the House of Dance. Programme

     

  • 20.30 - 22.00 Closing reception as a Buffet dinner at Hotel Birger Jarl
     

EVENT GALLERY:

Welcome
Welcome

Peter Eriksson, President of Sweden Festivals

Welcome
Welcome

Peter Eriksson, President of Sweden Festivals

Opening speech
Opening speech

Bengt Göransson, former Swedish Minister of Culture and Honorary Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music

Opening speech
Opening speech

Bengt Göransson, former Swedish Minister of Culture and Honorary Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music

Coffee break
Coffee break

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Liisa Ketomäki

Coffee break
Coffee break

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Liisa Ketomäki, Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir

Keynote speech
Keynote speech

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Member of the Icelandic Parliament, former Minister of Culture and Nordic co-operation of Iceland

Panel, Day 1
Panel, Day 1

Per Boye Hansen, Enel Melberg, Jurate Katinaite, Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Panel, Day 1
Panel, Day 1

Per Boye Hansen, Enel Melberg, Jurate Katinaite, Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Panel, Day 1
Panel, Day 1

Per Boye Hansen, Enel Melberg, Jurate Katinaite, Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Concert "Bach in Swedish"
Concert "Bach in Swedish"

Gunnar Idenstam (organ), Lisa Rydberg (violin)

Opening day reception
Opening day reception

Reception at Stockholm City Hall, hosted by the City of Stockholm

Opening day reception
Opening day reception

Reception at Stockholm City Hall, hosted by the City of Stockholm

Opening day reception
Opening day reception

Reception at Stockholm City Hall, hosted by the City of Stockholm

Opening day reception
Opening day reception

Reception at Stockholm City Hall, hosted by the City of Stockholm

Opening day reception
Opening day reception

Carita Forslund, Þórunn Sigurðardóttir, Per Boye Hansen, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir

City Hall tour
City Hall tour
City Hall tour
City Hall tour
Day 2 opening
Day 2 opening
Funding presentations
Funding presentations

Peter Larsen, Senior Advisor of Nordic Culture Fund

Funding presentations
Funding presentations

Elin Rosenström, Creative Europe Desk in Sweden

EFFE presentation
EFFE presentation

Hugo de Greef, Interim Secretary General of European Festivals Association

EFFE presentation
EFFE presentation

Hugo de Greef, Interim Secretary General of European Festivals Association

Panel, Day 2
Panel, Day 2

Jan Ove Hafstad, Leelo Lehtla, Ann Mari Engel, Peter Wilgotsson, Erik Söderblom

Panel, Day 2
Panel, Day 2

Jan Ove Hafstad

Panel, Day 2
Panel, Day 2

Leelo Lehtla, Ann Mari Engel, Peter Wilgotsson, Erik Söderblom

Panel, Day 2
Panel, Day 2

Leelo Lehtla, Ann Mari Engel, Peter Wilgotsson, Erik Söderblom

Panel, Day 2
Panel, Day 2

Leelo Lehtla, Ann Mari Engel, Peter Wilgotsson, Erik Söderblom

Panel, Day 2
Panel, Day 2

Leelo Lehtla, Ann Mari Engel, Peter Wilgotsson, Erik Söderblom

Panel, Day 2
Panel, Day 2

Leelo Lehtla, Ann Mari Engel, Peter Wilgotsson, Erik Söderblom

Collaborative project presentation
Collaborative project presentation

Þórunn Sigurðardóttir, project Borealis Band

Collaborative project presentation
Collaborative project presentation

Ieva Vitina, Hector Berlioz "Romeo et Juliette"

Collaborative project presentation
Collaborative project presentation

Leelo Lehtla, project "Emerging talent in the Nordic-Baltic region"

Collaborative project presentation
Collaborative project presentation

Peter Pontvik, Gunnar Idenstam, project "Aurora Bachealis"

Collaborative project presentation
Collaborative project presentation

Guido Päevatalu, Ingalill Thorsell, project "Kjetil the Dragon"

Collaborative project presentation
Collaborative project presentation

Guido Päevatalu, Ingalill Thorsell, project "Kjetil the Dragon"

Festival presentation
Festival presentation

Madli-Liis Parts, festival Estonian Music Days

Festival presentation
Festival presentation

Sigrid Aakvik, ILT festival

Conference ending
Conference ending

Jan Ove Haftsad, Steinunn Birna Ragnarsdóttir

Sponsors

The NordicBaltic Festival Platform 2015 Conference is supported by Nordic Culture Point.

In cooperation with Hotel Birger Jarl and the Immanuel Church, Stockholm City Hall, Stockholm Concert Hall, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the International Scene of Contemporary Dance, Sweden.

Conference host is Sweden Festivals