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 new Nordic projects with a clear development perspective and the start-up phase of pilot projects.

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

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

It is still possible to apply for OPSTART og project funding inspired by HANDMADE.

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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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