Apply for funding

The Nordic Culture Fund allocates grants on three levels: OPSTART which accepts applications all year round, Project funding with three annual deadlines and priority theme funding pools with specific criteria and application deadlines.

Opstart supports development of promising project ideas and the start-up phase of new projects with a clear development perspective.

  • Convincing idea
  • Joint development
  • Response within 20 work days

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Project funding

The Nordic Culture Fund awards grants to art and culture projects three times a year. 

  • Nordic relevance
  • Substance of the Nordic co-operation
  • Innovative art and culture
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You can apply for Opstart and project funding inspired by Handmade. 

  • Based on production by hand
  • Innovation and new alliances
  • Nordic community and communication

Handmade was The Fund's thematic theme pool around craftsmanship in 2016-2018.

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puls is a three-year funding programme 2017-2019. In 2017-2018, The Fund has allocated DKK 9 million to 62 venues and festivals throughout the Nordic Region. 

  • Nordic concerts of high quality, accessible to all
  • New Nordic networks
  • Communication and audience development
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