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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.



11 May, Museum of Occupations (Tallinn, Estonia)
15 May, Riga Ghetto Museum (Latvia)
26 Jun, National and University Library in Zagreb (Croatia)
2 Aug, Slovak National Museum/ Sered Holocaust Museum (Sered)
4 Aug, Holocaust Memorial Centre (Budapest, Hungary)

Internationally unique Finnish-born exhibition ”Miranda – the Roma Holocaust. Who’s afraid of the White Man?” launches its international tour. Exhibition has been produced by Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar, world-leading Romani author and artist, the chairman of Creative Association for Arts and Culture DROM. Exhibition’s European touring project Through Miranda’s Eyes 2017–2018 (TME) is the opening of the exhibition’s world tour. The project is supported by EU’s Europe for Citizens program.

Miranda exhibition tells about the silenced genocide of the Roma in the Second World War. Miranda has successfully toured Finland since 2012 reaching over 1 mill Finnish citizens. Exhibition was on display at National Museum of Finland 2013–2014.

Through Miranda’s Eyes project aims to build intercultural dialogue and to renew European history teaching. Miranda is the Anne Frank of the Roma and represents a new and innovative exhibition concept and an international brand. The project has received a lot of attention particularly for the fact of being the first ever Holocaust exhibition
created by Roma themselves. During TME project Miranda will travel to over 20 states. Following partners are involved in the project:

Espoo City Cultural Centre (FIN), City of Haparanda (SWE), Dansk Institut för Internationale Studier (DEN), Copenhagen Main Library (DEN), European Parliament (BEL), Benelux Institute (FIN/BEL), Museum of Occupations in Tallinn (EST), Riga Ghetto Museum (LAT), Slovak National Museum/ Sered Holocaust Museum (SLO), National and University Library in Zagreb (HRV), Holocaust Memorial Center (HUN), The National Holocaust Centre Beth Shalom (UK), Museum of Romani Culture, Brno (CZE), Institute of Romani Culture (ALB), Asociatia Tikvah (ROM), Latin Art Gallery (CZE), European Roma and Travellers Forum ERTF (FRA), Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma (DEU), Museum del Holocausto in Buenos Aires (ARG), Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies (UKR), Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg (RUS), Anne Frank Foundation (NLD), The Archive of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum (POL), Gedenkstätte für die Bonner Opfer des Nationalsozialismus, An der Synagoge e.V. (DEU), The Ethnological Archive of the Museum of Ethnography (HUN), The Archive of National Library (AUS), Memorial Center Camp, Westerbork (NLD), Photo Archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USA), Bundesarchiv - Federal Archives, Koblenz (DEU), Landelijke Sinti Organisatie (NLD), Bildagentur bpk (DEU), Museum of Pietarsaari (FIN).

MIRANDA - The Roma holocaust. Who's afraid of the white man?

Travelling exhibition “Miranda – The Roma Holocaust. Who’s afraid of the white man?”, produced by Drom Association in 2011 was opened in Kokkola City Library 4 July 2016. The exhibition is on display until 28 July. Read more about the exhibition!

INTEGRATION THEATRE BALTZAR starts its next season in September!

Do you dream about performing or developing your skills in musical and/or theatre expression? Welcome to Integration Theatre Baltzar!

Integration Theatre Baltzar, led by Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar, functioning permanently in the premises of a historical Alexander theatre, opens again its doors in September. There will start two kinds of activities: musical play “The Sausage-chewing- polka”, participants of which will be elected through audition (performances in Spring 2017) as well as fee-based theatre and singing courses, which are open to all. Interested? Register yourself or ask for more info from, Nina Castén,
tel. +358 44 509 0683

MIRANDA exhibition in city of Vaasa 21 Nov – 18 Dec 2015

The Vaasa City Mayor Thomas Häyry opened exhibition “Miranda – The Roma Holocaust. Who’s afraid of the white man?” on 21 Nov 2015 at the re-opened cultural centre Fanny.

Magazines Pohjalainen and Vasabladet informed about exhibition visibly.

Alexander theater, 20 - 29 Apr 2016

Cabaret play SIN, written and directed by Veijo Baltzar, got its premiere at Alexander theatre 20 Apr 2016. The full stand of the theatre gathered exceptional number of Finnish decision-makers and dignitaries. As we promised, we left no one cold!

President of OSCE parliamentary Assembly, parliamentarian Ilkka Kanerva commented the play at its after-party occasion:

”We are privileged, for we have all experienced something unique that gave us wings. It took and carried us up to spheres, which we rarely get to touch. The play took our feelings in one vivid stream and we got to sense the intensive emotions and tensions that were in written in the performance...”

Veijo Baltzar's grand musical starts its tour around Europe!

Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar will write and direct a musical play, dealing with today’s multicultural Europe, in seven EU-countries.

Many Faces of Europe 2016-2020 is an international theatre, film and research project dedicated to empowerment of European cultural diversity, socialization of minorities through arts and culture and two-dimensional integration.

The project involves 18 cooperation partners from 8 EU-member states. Read more about the project!