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Hundreds of Norwegians and Russians arrived in the first week of February in the town of Kirkenes on the Russian-Norway border to see the spectacular installations, to visit unusual exhibitions and to speculate about the future of the Arctic territories at the international art festival Barents Spektakel.
Barents Spektakel invites
From 2 to 6 February 2011 in Kirkenes there will be held a traditional festival - Barents Spektakel mixture of modern art, theater, literature, cinema, music, politics and business. The permanent organizer is the Norwegian art-center Pikene på broen http://pikene.no/projects/barents-spektakel//. Journalists from Barents Russia were invited for all seven festivals. We will be possibly invited this year too.
Pictures from Barents Spektakel 2010
Norwegian and Russian Barents Press intend to apply to the Norwegian Barents Secretariat and the Nordic Journalist Centre for grants to the 11 Russian journalists.
If you write about art, culture, politics and business, then you have a chance to get into a team who covers this remarkable event.
Send applications for participation to Barents Press.
We invite one journalist from the Nenets region, 1 - from the Komi Republic, 4 - from the Murmansk region, 3 - from the Arkhangelsk region, 2 - from Karelia.
Russian journalists on Syd Varanger factory
The application form is available in Russian
The deadline is 15, December, 2010
Elena Larionova, project coordinator