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Call Baltic Creative Pitch!

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We are organising together with ARS BALTICA, and Policy Area Culture of the EUSBSR the Baltic Creative Pitch! and invite you to apply with a project idea! Selected participants will get professional consulting on funding applications aimed at internationalisation and development of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR).

Call for Ideas: 20 April – 21 May (11:59 p.m.)

First Pitching Round (longlist): 31 May (online)

Second Pitching Round (shortlist): 14/15 June (online)


Target Group

We are hosting this event for potential applicants who plan to submit a project idea for the upcoming Interreg Baltic Sea Region open calls for late 2023 and 2024: individuals, SMEs, for-profit and nonprofit organisations that address challenges in Cultural and Creative Industries. Individuals and entities from all across the Baltic Sea Region (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Sweden) are warmly welcome to apply.

Please align your Cultural and Creative Industries project idea with the thematic priorities of the Interreg BSR funding programme: Innovative societies (Priority 1), Water-smart societies (Priority 2) or Climate-neutral societies (Priority 3).


For the first pitching round, we will invite eight projects, dive into your short and inspiring project presentations followed by a Q&A session, give you thorough feedback on the submitted project ideas, and work out a clear guideline towards an elaborated project application.

For the second pitching round, the four most ambitious and promising projects will receive more detailed consulting on the application documentation, project idea forms, budgeting, and the timeline for project submission and realisation. While applying, please consider your availability to participate in both pitching rounds (mandatory requirement): 31 May and 14/15 June 2023.

Consulting body

At the event, all invited projects will receive advisory help from an independent consulting company that has more than 15 years of experience in applying, leading and evaluating EU-funded projects. Alongside the feedback from the professional advisory body, participants will receive comments from organisers' representatives. Applications can be submited until 21 May (11.59 p.m.).

Please find more information here.