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Applications Open for Nordic Council of Ministers’ Baltic Media Grant Scheme!

Applications Open for Nordic Council of Ministers’ Baltic Media Grant Scheme!

Deadline: 19 July 2018

Applications are now open for the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Baltic Media Grant Scheme to support production of high quality media content related to minorities in the Baltic countries.

The goal of the Program is to augment and enhance production of high quality content in local, regional and national media products and media outlets in the Baltic countries by providing small scale grants.

The main objective of the Program is to increase quality and attractiveness of local, regional and national media and media products in the Baltic countries, with a special focus on inclusive content that addresses the needs and demands of communities in ethnically diverse or distinct regions.

Funding Information

The total sum available for grants is approximately 1.600.000 DKK (or 212.000 EUR) for years 2018-2019.

Eligible Applicants and Activities

  • Application can be submitted by editorial offices of media outlets registered in one of the three Baltic States, or by freelance journalists from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • The main result expected from a supported project is a high quality print, transmitted or online media content addressing the Russian and Polish speaking audiences in the Baltic States. Content can be produced in Russian, Polish, Estonian, and Latvian and Lithuanian language; however priority will be given to materials in Russian and Polish. The projects that apply new technical solutions and create innovative media platforms, with the aim to get a better outreach to younger audiences, are encouraged to apply. This could also include elements of support for the creation of common platforms, where different language communities will have possibilities to meet in order to strengthen integration in society. Project may as well facilitate cooperation between different media actors in one specific country, as well as between actors in several Baltic countries.
  • All the media products created during the projects should be published in relevant local, national or regional media registered in one or more of the Baltic countries. Freelance journalists will need to document their access to publishing in media in order to qualify for a grant.
  • All funded media products have to be freely accessible to a national or global online audience without any access barriers such as pay walls or registration. The grant scheme will concentrate on production of media content, and will, therefore, not be able to support directly the enhancement of skills and capacities of media professionals, study trips, trainings, purchase of equipment, rent of premises etc.
  • The maximum duration of projects – 12 months.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Media Grant Scheme.

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