CLOSE STRANGERS – KALININGRAD, GDANSK AND KLAIPEDA – JOIN FORCES TO BECOME ARTISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY ACQUAINTED
The Joint Managing Authority of the Programme signed grant contract on co-financing with Baltic Branch of the National Center of Contemporary Arts of the Russian Federation, situated in the Kaliningrad region. Previously in 2010 the Branch of the Center acting as a lead partner submitted a proposal in the field of cultural development under a symbolic title “Close Stranger: promoting mutual understanding between population of Gdansk, Kaliningrad and Klaipeda through facilitation of exchange in the field of contemporary arts and culture”. The proposal was developed within Measure 2.2 aiming at development of human potential in the sphere of national and international cultural education. The total budget of the action is 873.795,59 euro whereas the Programme’s contribution comes to 88% – 768.940,12 euro.
The project was designed in close cooperation of cultural institutions presenting all three neighbouring Programme countries – the Baltic Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts from Kaliningrad, Russia Municipal public cultural institution Centre for Contemporary Arts «Laznia» form Polish city Gdansk and Municipal public cultural institution Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre from Lithuania. The latter two organizations act as partners within the project. Read more