OPSTART is on holiday from 2nd Dec until 22nd Jan 2018. Applications submitted by the 1st of December will receive a response latest on 22nd of December. Applications submitted during the holiday will be answered after the 22nd of January.

The Nordic Culture Fund supports an innovative and dynamic artistic and cultural scene in the Nordic Region, one that is diverse, accessible and of high quality.

The first yearly network meeting for all puls-promoters takes place in Copenhagen the 26th of October.
Cultural policy
The Nordic Culture Fund will discuss cultural policy in Greenland.

Your application process

1. Your bright idea

Develop your project and draw inspiration from successful applicants. Consider applying for OPSTART funding to develop your idea and your Nordic network.

2. Your application

Get off to a good start – read the application criteria. Create a profile and submit your application on My Page. If you are applying for OPSTART fill in the application here

3. Response and payment(s)

Await a response to your application. See what to do once you receive funding.

The national conference takes place in Kristiansand the 13th & 14th of October and is arranged by Norske Konsertarrangører.
Cultural policy
Benny Marcel, Director of the Nordic Culture Fund, has been invited to give a keynote speech about management of funding for culture in the Nordic countries and Nordic cross-border cultural cooperation at the Baltic Assembly.


The Nordic Culture Fund awards grants worth approximately DKK 29 million every year


The Fund receives 1,100 applications every year


Every year approximately 160 receive funding for projects, 80 receive funding for OPSTART and 10 receive funding for HANDMADE