The fund will launch a new application system in January 2020. It is not possible to submit applications or payment requests via My Page until that. Opstart is on holiday from 25 November until 12 January 2020. It will not be possible to submit a new application during this period.
Cultural policy
The Nordic Culture Fund has contributed to the process of establishing the new Baltic Culture Fund which aims to promote and support cultural co-operation between the Baltic states.
The Fund will meet central actors for developing cultural co-operation in Nordic contexts.

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 has recently published an annual report for activities in 2018. The report summarises also the fund’s activities in 2016-2018 which followed the previous strategy.
We have created a series of tutorials to develop and improve a venue’s or festival’s digital communication as a part the fund's music program Puls.


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


The Fund receives 1,300 applications every year.


Every year approximately 180 receive funding for projects, 105 receive funding for OPSTART, and 57 receive funding for Puls.