Since 1991, the ARS BALTICA network has been connecting the Baltic Sea states by encouraging cultural collaboration. The power and uniqueness of ARS BALTICA lie in combining cultural policy development and close collaboration with cultural operators. Created on the initiative of the Ministries of Culture of the Baltic Sea Region, the network maintains tight links with the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS). Twice a year, ARS BALTICA decides about the accreditation of new ARS BALTICA projects. Being granted with the ARS BALTICA logo means being actively supported by the network.