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Nordic Roma Artist Platform (NRAP) is a Nordic initiative dedicated to upgrading the status of Romani arts and artists within the Nordic region. The international project is led by world-renowned Finnish author and artist, Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar.

NRAP seeks permanent change in awareness of the Nordic Roma artists in national and international contexts as well as in upgrading their societal positions and recognition in the Nordic region and beyond. In the frames of the project will be established an online Nordic Roma Artist Platform. The purpose of the Platform will be to represent a global easy-to- find-and- access source of high-quality information about Nordic Roma arts and artists.

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Author and artist Mr Veijo Baltzar and Creative Association for Arts and Culture Drom are delighted to announce “Upgrade 2018!” international cooperation initiative for the purpose of promoting Intercultural Dialogue in the Baltic region. In the frames of this project, cofounded by Nordic Cultural Point, Mr Veijo Baltzar and Drom will organize two 2-day meetings in Baltic states, the first in Latvia, Riga in May 2018 and the second in Vilnius, Lithuania in Septermber, 2018.

The 1st international 2-day network meeting “Upgrade 2018!” will take place in Riga, Latvia on Mon 28th - Tue 29th May 2018 at the House of European Union (Aspazijan bulvāris 28, Riga) under the auspices of Ambassador of Finland to Latvia H.E. Olli Kantanen. The seminar will bring together international participants from Finland, Russia, Estonia and Latvia.