The petition was delivered to Secretary General of Nordic Council of Ministers, Ministers of Co-operation as well as Ministers of Culture on 9 September 2021.
The Nordic Council of Ministers plans to cut funding for culture in the Nordic & Baltic region by 20-25% between 2021-2024. These funding cuts are aimed at the activities of several Nordic institutes in the region, as well as possibly the grant programmes of both Nordic Culture Point and the Nordic Culture Fund.
The decision has been critized in many occasions, latest earlier this week at the Presidium Meeting where the Nordic Council strongly opposed the cuts to funding for culture and education. The final budget proposal will be presented to the Session of the Nordic Council in November.