One of the Collaboration Grants projects funded by ECF in 2013 is Telling the Baltic – a collaborative story-telling project that captures the stories of sea travellers from around the Baltic Sea . Fishermen, lighthouse keepers, oceanographers, skippers, ferry workers, sailors, islanders and shipyard workers shared their stories with artists from Germany, Poland, Sweden and the Kaliningrad region of Russia. The stories were then interpreted and re-told in installations, photos and films.
The travelling Telling the Baltic exhibition set sail on board the Stena Line ferries between Poland and Sweden in July 2013 and has also been shown in Sweden, Germany, Poland and Kaliningrad. ECF funded the participation of artists from Kaliningrad and Lithuania in this EC flagship project. Here is their story.