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Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Region Prague, Pardubice Region
Title of the ProgrammeCulture
Title of the ProjectWoods
Project Website

Number of the ProjectKU-CA2-007
Project Promoter

Are | z.s.

Project Partner from Donor State

Kunsthall Trondheim, Rost AiR (Norway)

Czech Partner



Expected project duration: 05/2022–04/2024

More Information

Target group: Artists, Culture organisations, Researchers, Students, Public

Total Eligible Costs

221 917 EUR


199 725 EUR (90 %)

Project description:

WOODS is an interdisciplinary innovative project supporting contemporary artists and art organizations primarily from the Czech Republic and Norway.

The project addresses a current social challenge of the environmental crisis through the intersection of contemporary art, ecology and neuroscience. It explores the potential of art, a discipline based on imagination and creativity, to inspire new perspectives and behaviours that allow for a more interconnected life on Earth.

Developed by Are in partnership with Kunsthall Trondheim and Rost AiR, the project will last two years and take place in the Czech Republic, Norway and online. It will consist of several activities: research, art residences, workshops, lectures, curatorial trips, artwork commissions, symposiums, video interviews, a comprehensive reader, documentary film, and online formats. All the activities will be thematically connected and will culminate in July 2023 during the Forest Symposium in Orlické Mountains, co-curated in collaboration with project partners.
The artists will benefit from new artwork commissions, expanding their knowledge and capacity through connections with other artists, scientists and researchers, creating international networking and economic opportunities. They will be achieved by bilateral cultural cooperation between the Czech Republic and Norway leading to a broader audience, new individual and corporate sponsors of contemporary art and strengthened capacity of cultural organizations.