As a multiple and multifaceted platform for Nordic Music and Arts, NORDLICHTER is an artist driven hub of various cultural actors across Europe, particularly from Baltic/Nordic countries. Collaborating with a multitude of festivals and partners, It features projects of high artistic value, allows to explore synergies between partners, and boosts cross-border cultural cooperation. The biannual festival has established itself as a constant in Berlin cultural life and beyond and has presented more than 400 artists, 200 composers, and over 40 premieres with an exciting broad scope of Nordic/Baltic music to be explored.

Not bound to a certain genre, NORDLICHTER, links different projects from contrasting musical backgrounds meanwhile always drawing an inner red line. An important part are the calls to compose directed to young composers from the Nordic countries and Germany as well as a project that seeks to inspire young people and build young audiences for concerts. The tight collaboration with Berlin based artists and Ensembles is an important component and creates a close connection to the Berlin music scene encouraging the exchange amongst the countries involved.

CRAZY4CULTURE gives steady help to the festival by providing the legal basis for creating funding applications and in consequence supporting by financial means.


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NORDLICHTER Partners/Supporters so far have been:

  • Nordic Culture Fund
  • Nordic Culture Point
  • Nordic embassies Berlin
  • Danish embassy
  • Danish Radio
  • Finish embassy
  • Icelandic embassy
  • Norwegian embassy
  • Swedish embassy
  • Ahab Shipping
  • Chamiso Grundschule Berlin
  • Danish Arts Council
  • The Danish Choir Association
  • Danish Composers Society
  • Danish Musicians Union
  • DR Danish Vocal Ensemble
  • Esbjerg Ensemble Ensemble
  • Elektronisches Studio TU Berlin, FG Audiokommunikation
  • Erzählzeit Berlin
  • Estonian Composers Union
  • Estonian Music Days
  • Feld studio for digital crafts
  • Figura Ensemble
  • Finland Institute
  • Fond for Lyd og Bilde Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere
  • Music Finland
  • Musik i Syd
  • Nordic Music Days Copenhagen
  • Radialsystem V
  • RIAS Kammerchor
  • Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft
  • Sibelius Foundation
  • Snyk
  • Tallinn Music Week
  • Trackworkers Artists collective
  • Volvo
  • Koch Automobile Berlin
  • Kulturradio RBB
  • TIP Berlin
  • TaZ