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New funding programme in Globus
Globus was launched in spring 2020 as an initiative to give artists and cultural practitioners new opportunities to develop projects in global contexts and to seek support for projects that extend beyond the Nordic region.

During the last two years, the fund has gathered knowledge through pilot projects and Globus Opstart to form the basis of the next phases in the programme.

The fund's board has decided that from 2022 the Globus programme will be extended with a new funding programme. In addition, the fund will continue with Globus Opstart and the work with pilot projects. The aim of the model is to ensure an exploratory and cross-cutting approach with relevant perspectives and diverse expressions.

The new funding programme is expected to be launched in Spring 2022. Information on application dates and criteria will be published next year.

New chairmanship of the fund's board
For the period 2022-2023, Sweden will hold the presidency of the Nordic Culture Fund’s board. The new chairperson is Cecilie Tenfjord-Toftby and Kajsa Ravin will take up the post as vice-chairperson. For the first time in the fund’s history, two women are leading the board.

               
Cecilie Tenfjord-Toftby. Photo: Sveriges Riksdag         Kajsa Ravin. Photo: Susanne Kronholm

Cecilie Tenfjord-Toftby has been a member of the Swedish Riksdag for the party Moderaterna since 2008. She is also a member of the Nordic Council's Swedish delegation and a chairperson for the Committee for Welfare in the Nordic Region.

Kajsa Ravin is the director-general of the Swedish Arts Council. She has worked for several years within culture policies at local, regional and national levels.

The election of the chair is based on a rotation system, where each Nordic country holds the chair position for two consecutive years. Sweden takes over the presidency from Norway, which held the post from 2019-2021.