In the last weeks, we have also experienced an extraordinary interest to our Opstart program which is the Nordic Culture Fund’s investment in the initial phases of new art and culture projects. During 2020 already 55 projects have been granted Opstart funding with a total amount of DKK 1.3 million.
We can see that new initiatives and ways of expression are constantly being developed, and during the last months, we have seen a great variety of projects that in different ways relate to the situation and consequences caused by covid-19. Co-operation and networking have not become less important even though the possibilities for mobility and physical meetings have been limited. We at the Nordic Culture Fund are happy to be able to support the huge creativity and interest in Nordic and international cultural co-operation these times!
You can read more about some of the recently granted projects:
- State of the Art Network - a transdisciplinary collaboration facing the Anthropocene / The Finnish Society of Bioart
- Zoom 2020 - digital poesi i koronaens tid
- Arctic Art Forum 2020: Ecosystems of the Invisible