We discussed of our possible cooperation in a following way:
As we don't live in area of Karelia but instead in Turku at south-west coast and we already have an Art raft working in the river of Aura, so we figured that it doesn't radically change the conception of event on our side. In 2022 the idea is that we would take a part in the Festival on Water (Cultural float) in Petrozavodsk and Russian partners would make a part on our Art raft, both with musical performances. To make both performances happen, both parties would need to gain funding for expenses another party needs for their performance to make place.
If both events succeed, it will gain more understanding of how a joint transborder festival could be improved for next time and would gain more cooperation possibilities on both sides.
However, the corona virus is still kicking and there is a risk that both parties cannot cross the border in the worst case, so we made a plan b to make both performance using video streaming/recording and broadcast them on various online sites (Youtube, Vimeo and social media).
Both parties have knowledge, experience, technical recourses and connections to make performances/streaming happen, but it must be underlined that the financial support for expenses are necessary.
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