Åpen utlysning for skribenter basert i Norden og Baltikum

Søk om å bli med nordisk-baltisk tidsskriftsnettverk på studiereise til Tallinn og Helsinki i høst.

This open call is for writers, art critics, and cultural journalists wishing to participate in the Arts and Culture Magazine Publishers Forum research trip to Tallinn and Helsinki in late October or early November 2024. The purpose of the research trip is to learn more about publishers and the Baltic-Nordic art field, cultural context, and development. The selected candidate should have a strong ambition to expand their working geography to span the Baltic-Nordic region.


The Arts and Culture Magazine Publishers Forum (ACMPF) is a network connecting contemporary art and culture magazine publishers in the Baltic and Nordic countries. Its members include: A Shade Colder (Estonia), Artnews.lt, and Echo Gone Wrong (Lithuania), EDIT (Finland), Kunstkritikk (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Art in Iceland (Iceland), and WunderKombinats (Latvia). The network aims to develop and establish working relationships between publishers and writers in order to better disseminate critical writing and artistic creation in the region, and to share knowledge and experience about working practices. We aim to tackle the challenges of cultural publishing and look for solutions together, highlighting and supporting emerging voices.

General Conditions

Applicants based in the Nordic and/or Baltic countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Åland) are eligible to apply.

The chosen writer should be available for the full duration of the trip (4 to 5 days) to Tallinn and Helsinki in late October or early November 2024.

The network will cover the costs of travel and accommodation, and meals will be provided during the activities. Additionally, the selected writer will receive a EUR 500 participation grant.

After the trip, the chosen candidate is expected to work in close collaboration with members of the network to write at least one article related to their interests and knowledge gained during the research trip. The article will be published in one or more ACMPF magazines; the fee will be negotiated with the publisher(s).

Applications can be sent to artnews@artnews.lt before 7 July (midnight, EET time), and should include:

  • A short letter of motivation explaining the applicant’s reasons for applying.
  • A selection of published articles (up to three). Articles can be submitted in any of the network languages, with preferably at least one in English.
  • A current CV.

Interviews will take place online during July.

By participating in the open call, applicants agree that their contact details will be shared with all ACMPF members.

This is the first open call out of three. The second open call will be announced this autumn for a trip to Reykjavík during spring 2025. The final open call will be for a trip to Oslo during the autumn 2026. Exact dates are yet to be determined and will vary according to members’ availability and travel itineraries.

Regretfully, we are unable to provide feedback to all the applicants. However, candidates will be notified if they are not selected.

The project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.

Read more about the ACMPF’s last meeting in Kunstkritikk (Norwegian/English) and Artnews.lt (Lithuanian).