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Including both Czech and Norwegian dancers, Sniper's Lake touched upon the themes of refugees and the hidden threats they face, with a particular focus on shootings. The project was supported through the EEA Grants in the previous funding period. Photo: Vojtech Brtncky

Seminar: Cultural cooperation with the Czech Republic

In order to raise awareness about the Czech Culture programme among Norwegian cultural and artistic operators, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Arts Council Norway, Arts and Theatre Institute and the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic is organising an information seminar in Oslo, Norway. The seminar is open to all potential project partners from Norway in the area of contemporary art.

10.00 Welcome
10.10 Czech Republic seen with Norwegian eyes - Roar Lishaugen, associate professor in Czech at the University of Oslo
10.30 Experiences from project partnerships within the EEA Grants – Marianne Bilger from Bærum Kulturhus (project: Snipers Lake)
10.45 What are the EEA and Norway Grants? – Anna B. Stigen from the Arts Council Norway

Introduction to the cultural programme in the Czech Republic – the Czech programme operator

Emphasis on supported areas and activities and support for partnerships

11.30 Light lunch
12.00 Status report and information on the art scene in the Czech Republic where partnerships can be formed – presented by Czech experts
13.15 Parallel individual meetings between Norwegian umbrella organisations, Czech experts from each their own arts sector and participants from the Arts Council's administration

The registration for the seminar is currently full. For joining the waiting list, please contact Please note that the seminar will be streamed live at the Arts Council website.