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NordicBaltic Festival Plaform Conference Programme 

3-4 November, Vilnius Lithuania

Conference host: Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society
 

Venues:

Vilnius City Hall , Didžioji st. 31, LT-01128
Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, Didžioji st. 35/2, LT-01128
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, Aušros Vartų st. 5, LT-01304

 

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, Didžioji st. 35/2, LT-01128 Vilnius
 

Day 1

THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER

Venue: VILNIUS CITY HALL

 

12.00 - 13.00 

Registration and coffee

13.00 - 13.30

WELCOME SPEECHES

    Linas Linkevičius

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

    Gintautas Kėvišas

    General Manager of the Lithuanian National Opera and 

    Ballet Theater

    Rūta Prusevičienė

    Director General of the Lithuanian National 

    Philharmonic Society

13.30 - 14.20

KEYNOTE SPEECH by Gediminas Gelgotas (Composer, Conductor)

accompanied by the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra NICO

14.20 - 15.00 

Coffee and snacks

15.00 - 16.30 

Discussion panel: “HOW WOULD YOU PROGRAM A NORDIC-BALTIC THEMED FESTIVAL?”

    Moderator: 

    Jūratė Katinaitė, Lithuanian National Radio and TV

    Panelists:

    Thórunn Sigurðardóttir (Iceland), Chair of the Reykjavik Arts Festival

    Marcus Haggeman (Germany), Director of Nordlichter Festival in Berlin & Head of the

    Secretariat of ARS BALTICA

    Hugo Ticciati (Sweden/UK), Violinist & Director of the O/MODERNT Festival

16.30 - 18.00 

Session “HOW TO GET PEOPLE IN THE NORDIC-BALTIC REGION TO TRAVEL TO FESTIVALS?

Networking and group discussion using the “World cafe” method

18.00 

Coffee and snacks

 

EVENING PROGRAMME

19.00 - 21.00 

Concert at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society

    Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra

    Soloist Benjamin Schmid (violin)

    Conductor Christian Lindberg

21.00 

Opening Reception at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society

Day 2

FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER

Venue: RADISSON BLU ROYAL ASTORIJA HOTEL 

 

09.30 - 09.35 

Introduction of the day by an NBFP working group member

09.35 - 10.20 

Presentation “EU PROGRAMME “CREATIVE EUROPE”: FUNDING POSSIBILITIES FOR CULTURE AND CREATIVE SECTORS” 

by Eglė Deltuvaitė, Head of Creative Europe Desk in Lithuania

10.20 - 10.35 

Presentation of EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) 

by Naima Delaere, Communication and Network Manager of the European Festivals Association

10.35 - 11.10 

Short presentations by Nordic-Baltic festivals

    Estonian Music Festivals (Estonia)

    International cello festival “Cello Cesis” (Latvia)

    KINTAI ARTS festival (Lithuania)

    LOW AIR Urban Dance Theatre (Lithuania)

    Lithuanian Dance Information Center (Lithuania)

    International Vilnius Mama Jazz festival (Lithuania)

    Korsholm Music Festival (Finland)

11.10 - 11.50 

Coffee break

11.50 - 13.30 

Presentations of 5 collaborative arts projects (à 15 min + 5 min Q&A)
Find a brief introduction to the projects selected via the 2nd open call by the NordicBaltic Festival Platform HERE

13.30 - 15.30 

Lunch combined with a networking session

    Conference attendants are welcome to interact with the 5 

    collaborative projects directly at the tables of each project

15.30 - 17.00 

Discussion panel: “HOW TO BETTER USE CITY SPACE IN FESTIVALS?”

    Moderator: Andrius Ciplijauskas, Head of the International 

    Vilnius Light Festival Beepositive

    Panelists: 

    Diana Civle (Latvia), Director of the Riga Light Festival

    Ari Lehtola (Finland), Executive Manager of the Midnight Sun Film Festival

    Paul Gudgin (UK), Director of the Durham International Brass Festival and Former

    Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

17.00 - 17.30 

Wrap-up of the conference

EVENING PROGRAMME

18.30 - 21.30 

Dinner and cultural programme at Jazz Cellar, Ausros Vartu 5, Vilnius 

REGISTER HERE