Globus is the fund's new funding programme in 2020-2024, designed to give artists and cultural players new opportunities to seek funding for projects that extend beyond the Nordic region. Here you can read more about the fund's work with Globus. In 2020-2021, the new programme will be tested on few selected pilot projects. During autumn 2020 it is also possible to apply for Globus Opstart which supports the development of ideas and collaboration in global contexts.

With Globus, we are writing a new chapter in our history

We intend to meet artists where they are, support them with trust and with willingness to take risks, thereby making room for global perspectives on our part of the world.

The programme is a response to the ever-growing need for new ways to act informally and progressively across borders. That is why the fund is launching the new global initiative, which will expand perspectives on Nordic art and culture.

A new way of looking at funding

Unlike the fund's other programmes such as Puls, Handmade and Opstart, there is no criterion for regional co-operation in the programme. On the contrary, we aim to support projects that cannot be implemented in the Nordic region alone.


In this way, we intend to stimulate projects that use art and creativity as a catalyst for conversations with the younger generations and the new citizens of the Nordic countries; projects that will help to develop the public space, creating new communities that can rise above the languages and differences that separate us, and causing new things to arise in our common democracy


We view the global as borderless - the world as a united whole.

The international is defined by the borders between nations, so its scale is narrower than the global, as is implied by the word itself: inter-national.

Global We will create global relevance for the Nordic co-operation.

International We will participate in international networks.

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Globus Opstart

Globus as a funding programme will be launched in 2021. During autumn 2020 it is possible to apply for Globus Opstart that supports the development of ideas and new collaborations.

Read more about Globus Opstart

Pilot projects

In its first year, the new programme will be tested on few selected pilot projects. Here we will obtain concrete project experience which can lead to a more open support programme with diverse approaches.


All of our pilot projects aim to embrace and engage with the younger generation of artists, institutions and cultural performers in order to clarify their voices. In these pilot projects, we will work with a number of different partners both inside and outside the Nordic region, which will help to secure a broader financing basis and a long-term focus.


Together with talent organisations, we will investigate what is required for young, talented artists to realise their dream projects, on the basis of global collaboration.


We will strengthen the conversation about the Nordic region as a centre of arts and culture, and create a new international network for critical thinking that will support Nordic artists and cultural practitioners on the global stage.


We will conduct democratic projects at street level and explore how artistic mobility can be facilitated within the Nordic region, as a developed region, as well as in other places in the world that do not have the same preconditions. Here, together with UNESCO and others, we will strengthen the dialogue on the diversity of cultural expressions and the diverse role of cultural policy in the world. We see this as central to paving the way for global cultural co-operation both within and outside the Nordic region.

Deadlines and response

The fund receives applications from 1 September-15. November 2020. You will get a response to your application within 20 workdays.

Submit your application here

Globus Opstart

With Globus Opstart, we are taking the first exploratory step towards establishing Globus as a support program during 2021. We want to investigate how global collaboration takes place and can be developed between artists and cultural practitioners from the Nordic countries and the rest of the world.



We encourage applicants to think new in terms of idea, theme as well as networking and collaboration. And we encourage applicants with the projects to investigate and establish clear structures and project organizations, which can lead to the formation of networks with the global projects, characterized by deep relations and duration.


With Globus Opstart, we also encourage applicants to develop partnerships with “global signs”, and we welcome projects that work with both the global south and the global north. The projects can both include physical meeting or be developed using digital platforms and tools.

When assessing applications:

  • Support from the fund is dependent on binding participation and contributions from artists and cultural practitioners working outside the Nordic region. The project must have a Nordic anchoring but must not be able to be developed in the Nordic region alone.

  • We look at how the project thinks new in terms of idea, theme and in relation to the establishment of networks and collaboration.


As this is a precursor to the development of Globus as a support program, the fund will also assess how the project relates to other Globus Opstart projects.

The practical

  • The processing time for Globus Opstart is 20 working days, and the project must not be commenced before you receive a response to your application. You may therefore only select dates that are at least 20 business days after today’s date. Your Globus Opstart project must be completed within one year of the start date.
  • You can apply for up to DKK 50,000, and the fee for the project can be a maximum of 1/3 of the project's total expenses.
  • There is no requirement for co-financing, but there must be a clear purpose for the project's use of support. The budget in the application must be detailed and, for example, specify travel, the travelers, visa and what materials are needed.
  • The cooperation between the participating actors must be stated in the project budget.
  • As Globus Opstart is part of the development of the fund’s global program, it is important that the applicant shares knowledge and learning with the fund during the course of the project.
  • The fund expects to distribute support to approx. 15-25 Globus Opstart projects in 2020.


Submit your application here