26.03.2012

Touring in Scandinavia and the Baltics. Seminar 17-18 November 2011 - publication

There is a part of us performing arts professionals who work in a truly international context. The radius of our activities goes way beyond the national, let alone the regional. And while we often talk about the freedom of movement, it is also honest to say that mobility has become a necessity. We are required to network, to tour, to access funding at different levels, to train abroad... But as in travelling, there are different realities in terms of how artists and cultural professionals can connect and exchange depending on where they are based. Even in the haven of the European Union. And unless we are willing to leave our familiar jet-set schedule and get on a coach we will not see the other reality. As one seminar speaker at the Baltic Circle said, those living in rural areas, away from the big centres and busy airports, they’re also people. And if that simple fact surprises us, maybe we need to take a look in the mirror.

This publication is based on a seminar held in Helsinki on 17 and 18 November 2011 as part of the international festival Baltic Circle. Its aim was to discuss creating, producing and touring outside the big metropolises in Scandinavia and the Baltics. The participants spent two intensive days with a total of 14 interventions by speakers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden who shared their experiences and provided an insight into their realities.

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