Our office in Copenhagen is closed during the summer holiday between July 1st and August 4th. Remember to request for your instalment via My Page no later than June 23th if you want to receive the instalment before the holiday! Opstart is on holiday from June 17th until August 4th 2019. Applications submitted by June 16th will receive a response latest on June 28th. Applications submitted during the holiday will be answered in August. Have a pleasant summer everyone!

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.

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The Nordic Culture Fund has gathered 33 unique Handmade projects together and published a catalogue which presents the fund's thematic program in 2016-2018. All of the projects contribute in their own way to the development and presentation of the handmade, with a focus on the interdisciplinary, free, experimental, and conceptual.
The Fund will host, together with Norwegian Crafts, several sessions at the Summit around the theme 'Art in the Arctic, Arctic in the Arts' on Wednesday 5 June. The sessions include i.a. presentations from some of the supported Handmade projects and a wide range of discussions exploring the inter-relationship of art and the Arctic.

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’s Puls program has increased the number of collaborations and networks between concert promoters and venues in the Nordic Region shows a survey by Copenhagen Business School.
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 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 55 receive funding for Puls.