HANDMADE is the Nordic Culture Fund's theme programme 2016–2018. Applications are welcome from projects that explore the theme from a variety of angles and as part of which the participants, and the artistic scenes in which they operate, would benefit from working with partners in several Nordic countries.

Read more about HANDMADE

  • based on production by hand
  • internationalisation
  • development and communication


You can apply for an OPSTART grant for the start-up phase of your HANDMADE-project or go to project funding directly.

Application deadlines 2018

OPSTART accepts applications at any time. You receive a response within 20 work days. 


Project Funding: Three annual deadlines. Response seven weeks after the deadline:

• 1 Feb, 23:59 

• 2 May, 23:59 

• 1 Oct, 23:59 

(Danish time, UTC + 1)

Ready to apply?

  • Read about the HANDMADE theme programme
  • Select the right funding for your HANDMADE project: OPSTART or project funding
  • Check the assessment criteria
  • Ensure the application is sent before the deadline