Our office in Copenhagen is closed between April 15th - 22nd. We answer mails and phone calls from April 23rd. Payments to projects are not executed between weeks 15 - 18 due to system change. Payment request send in via My Page after April 1st 2019, will be paid out in the beginning of May 2019.

The Nordic Culture Fund works to support innovative and dynamic artistic and cultural life in the Nordic Region that is diverse, accessible and of high quality.

The Fund will share gained experience and knowledge about the program HANDMADE and discuss different perspectives on artistic networks and collaborations in the circumpolar area. The summit takes place 3-5 June.
The new strategy focuses on network formation, knowledge of art and culture and includes a new global focus.

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 Nordic Culture Fund awards grants worth approximately DKK 31 million every year.


The Fund receives 1,100 applications every year.


Every year approximately 170 receive funding for projects, 90 receive funding for OPSTART, 10 receive funding for HANDMADE and 35 receive funding for puls in 2017.