Other funding sources

Here you can find information about other Nordic funding schemes and funds which support Nordic art and cultural projects.

Nordic Culture Point is an active cultural organisation under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The organisation has three main areas of activity and it functions as the secretariat for three Nordic funding programmes: the Culture and Arts Programme, the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture and NORDBUK. Nordic Culture Point runs a cultural centre and library in the heart of Helsinki, which spreads knowledge of and stimulates interest in culture and the Nordic Region. The activities create physical, financial and digital spaces for cultural encounters. 

NORDBUK Grant Programme

The Nordic Committee for Children and Young People (NORDBUK) is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ advisory and co-ordinating body for issues relating to children and young people. NORDBUK funds projects involving children and young people and has established a dedicated programme for this purpose. The main objectives of the grant programme are to strengthen children and young people's organising capabilities, to enhance their influence and participation in political processes, as well as nurturing a sense of Nordic identity. The target group consists of children and young people under the age of 30 in the Nordic Region. Funding is available for activities that involve children and young people in ways that enable them to influence the planning, running and evaluation of the project.

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Culture and Art Programme

Culture and Art Programme is available for all fields of culture and the arts. The aim is to promote new ideas and initiatives, help establish Nordic partnerships and encourage the arts and culture in the Nordic countries and beyond. The Culture and Art Programme consists of Funding for Capacity Development and Funding for production based activities. The Capacity development funding is available for the organisation and running of projects that develop competence in the fields of art and culture. Funding for production based activities is meant for projects focusing on cultural and artistic production and creative work.

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Read more about the Funding for Production Based Activities

Mobility programme

The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture consists of Mobility Funding and Network Funding. The overall objective of the programme is to enhance cultural and artistic collaboration in the Nordic and Baltic countries by funding travel, networking and residential visits. Mobility Funding is granted for travels and stays within the Nordic region and the Baltic states. It provides individuals and small groups with access to contacts and sources of inspiration, skills and knowledge in different parts of the region. The idea behind funding networking activities is to make it possible for people in the arts and culture in the Nordic and Baltic countries to work together, forge partnerships and learn from each other. Two different types of funding are available: short-term network funding and long-term network funding.

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Volt

Volt is a new culture and language programme for children and young people. All those who work within the fields of culture and education can apply for a grant. For example, individuals, organisations, institutions, associations, groups, etc. Volt will primarily promote Nordic meetings and cooperation through culture and language understanding in the Nordic region. Great importance is attached to the creativity, participation and co-determination of young people in the project and how the project has been anchored among them. Furthermore, an assessment will be made into the pedagogical methods and processes, which the project uses to reach its goals.

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The Danish-Faroese Cultural Foundation

Objective
The Danish-Faroese Cultural Foundation promotes cultural links between the Faroe Islands and Denmark and between the Faroe Islands and Greenland. It funds theatre, film, music and art projects, book publication, certain types of study trip, etc. Funding is not normally provided for Nordic conferences, school trips, etc. or for actual educational purposes. 

Contact
Dansk-Færøsk Kulturfond
Afdelingsleder Lenna Hansen
LEH@stm.dk

Statsministeriet
Prins Jørgens Gård 11
DK-1218 København K
+45 33 92 22 09 or 33 92 33 00

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Foundation for Danish-Swedish Co-operation

Objective
The purpose of the Foundation is to increase understanding and co-operation between Denmark and Sweden in the cultural and other sectors. It provides funding for education, cultural exchanges and activities.

Contact
Fondet for Dansk-Svensk Samarbejde, c/o Nordisk Råd Christiansborg
1240 København K
dansk-svenskfond@ft.dk

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Foundation for Danish-Icelandic Co-operation

Objective
The Foundation for Danish-Icelandic Co-operation aims to promote understanding and co-operation between Denmark and Iceland. In particular, it has a duty to promote the Danish language in Iceland. The Foundation supports, for example, working and study trips in Denmark and Iceland, scientific work, professional training for Danish and Icelandic tradesmen, and cultural exchanges in the form of performances and art exhibitions. Both individuals and organisations are entitled to apply.

Contact
Fondet for Dansk-Islandsk Samarbejde v. Per Fischer
+45 7020 4076
post@fdis.dk

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The Fund for Danish-Norwegian Co-operation

Objective
The Fund for Danish-Norwegian Co-operation accepts applications for scholarship stays for Danes at Lysebu in Norway and scholarship stays for Norwegians at Schæffergården in Denmark. Both individuals and groups can apply. Residencies are also given to Danish-Norwegian and in some cases to Norwegian groups.

Contact
Tlf. +47 21511000
fondet@dansk-norsk.no

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The Danish-Swedish Cultural Foundation

Objective
The Fund aims to spread knowledge about Swedish culture in Denmark and raise awareness of Swedish artists. The Fund strives also to make Swedish art more visible in Denmark. 

Contact
Catharina Collet
Lundbygårdsvej 100
4750 Lundby
catharina@collet.dk

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The Danish-Icelandic Fund

Objective
The fund aims to strengthen the coooperation bewteen Denmark and Iceland, promote Icelandic research and give support to Icelandic university students.

Contact
Dansk-isländska fonden
Sankt Annæ Plads 5
DK-1250 Köpenhamn K
Telefon: +45 33 14 82 76
danskislandskfond@mail.dk

The Swedish-Danish Cultural Foundation

Objective
The Foundation's objective is to promote Swedish-Danish cultural co-operation through scholarships and other funding. The purpose of the foundation is to provide funding for literature, art and science but also for other types of activities which aim to increase knowledge of and contact between the two countries. The Foundation was established in 1953.

Contact
Sekretariat
Box 1083
101 39 Stockholm
+46(0)8-506 113 00
svensk-danskafonden@norden.se

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The Foundation for Swedish-Icelandic Co-operation – Travel Grants

Objective
The Foundation for Swedish-Icelandic Co-operation Fund awards travel grants every year for bilateral co-operation between Sweden and Iceland on projects involving culture, education and research. The Foundation aims to promote Swedish-Icelandic co-operation and encourage mutual exchange and information on Swedish and Icelandic culture and society.

Contact
Sekretariat
Box 1083
101 39 Stockholm
+46(0)8-506 113 00
svensk-islandskafonden@norden.se

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The Foundation for Swedish-Norwegian Co-operation

Objective
The Foundation aims to promote Swedish-Norwegian co-operation and cultural exchange between Sweden and Norway.

Contact
Riddargatan 13 D
114 51 Stockholm
Fonddirektör Mats Wallenius
mats@svensknorskafonden.org
+46 (0) 70 961 14 08

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The Icelandic-Finnish Cultural Foundation

Objective
The Finnish-Icelandic Foundation provides grants and scholarships to professionals, amateurs, adults and children's and youth groups for a range of social and cultural projects. Grants are awarded for arts and culture projects, for scientific research (especially in the humanities and social sciences), for study trips by groups of school pupils and students, and for socio-economic studies.

Contact
The Icelandic-Finnish Cultural Foundation
Hanaholmen – kulturcentrum för Sverige och Finland
Ludvigsgatan 6-8
00130 Helsingfors
fonderna@hanaholmen.fi

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Cultural Foundation Denmark-Greenland

Objective
The Foundation provides funding to promote cultural links between Greenland and Denmark, e.g. travel to and from Greenland, grants for cultural and social institutions, magazines, books and films. Funding is allocated once a year. The deadline for submission of applications is 15 March. The Foundation is not receiving applications in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Contact
Tina Søndergaard Valenta
kontorfuldmægtig
Statsministeriet
Prins Jørgens Gård 11
DK-1218 København K
+45 3392 2284

 

The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation

Objective
The Foundation mainly funds activities designed to convey information about and develop cultural life in the two countries, raise interest in their languages, shared history and social development in the past, and to highlight future challenges and opportunities for business, development, and culture. The Foundation also provides residence scholarships, primarily for feasibility studies, research, mapping, reports, interviews, visits to organisations, institutions, official bodies, participation in seminars, conferences, etc.

Contact
Ludvigsgatan 6-8
FIN-00130 Helsingfors
+358 9 435 021 39
fonderna@hanaholmen.fi

Riddargatan 13 D
SE-114 51 Stockholm
+46 (0)72 243 4900
sverige@kulturfonden.net

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The Finnish-Danish Cultural Foundation

Objective
The aim of the Finnish-Danish Foundation is to promote relations and cultural exchange between Finland and Denmark and to increase the countries’ mutual awareness and knowledge.

Contact
Fondsekretariatet
Hanaholmen – kulturcentrum för Sverige och Finland
Hanaholmsstranden 5
FIN-0102100 Esbo
fonderna@hanaholmen.fi

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The Finnish-Norwegian Culture Foundation

Objective
The aim of the Finnish-Norwegian Foundation is to promote relations and cultural exchange between Finland and Norway and to increase the countries’ mutual awareness and knowledge.

Contact
The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Foundation
Hanasaari – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre
Ludviginkatu 6-8, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
rahastot@hanaholmen.fi

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Norwegian-Icelandic cultural co-operation

Objective
 Grants are available to applicants from both countries. Projects must have relevance to both nations and preferably also leave a legacy of lasting relationships between artists, other individuals involved in culture or researchers.

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The Letterstedt Society

Objective
The Letterstedt Society mainly awards grants for comparative research into phenomena in the Nordic countries; for visits by researchers to other Nordic countries; for organising conferences and seminars and printing publications on subjects of Nordic interest, and for institutions with a Nordic focus to buy literature or equipment.

Contact
Letterstedtska föreningen
c/o Föreningen Norden, Drottninggatan 30, Stockholm

Post Address:
Box 1074, SE-101 39 Stockholm

+46 8 654 75 70
 info@letterstedtska.org

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The Clara Lachmann Foundation

Objective
The Foundation aims to promote and strengthen the sense of Scandinavian affinity. Grants are awarded for example for arranging and attending congresses, meetings and symposia, dissemination of information about and understanding of the relationships between the Scandinavian countries and peoples and the importance of solidarity between them, e.g via publications and cultural activities.

Contact
Clara Lachmanns stiftelse
SEB Institutioner & Stiftelser
405 04 Göteborg
031 - 62 25 16
info@claralachmann.org 

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