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The Nordic Culture Fund acts as a catalyst for arts and culture in the Nordic region. We support diverse collaborations and weave together the Nordic region, so that everyone can see our part of the world with new eyes.
We provide funding to projects within all fields of the arts and culture. The projects must be anchored in relevant environments and have committed partners.
The applicant, project partners and other participants in the project may be individuals, groups, associations, companies, public or private sector organisations, or institutions.
The focus is on the Nordic players, but our stage is global. It is not a condition that you must live in the Nordic countries or have a Nordic nationality to apply, but the project must be relevant to our Nordic latitudes. And it must be of high quality.
We are happy to see applications for innovative projects that build upon previous networking, or a previous project.
The Fund operates on the basis of an agreement between the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Åland.
We provide wide-ranging support, but there are certain limitations. The Fund does not finance:
In the assessment of applications, the following criteria are emphasised:
The quality of the project is assessed by the Fund on the basis of, for example:
The Fund assesses Nordic relevance on the basis of, for example:
Grant funding level
The maximum grant is DKK 500,000. However, before submitting your application, we recommend that you look at previous grants to get a sense of the typical amounts. See more under All grants.
One of the Nordic Culture Fund’s funding requirements is that projects must have an appropriate level of co-financing. We consider this to be a key aspect of a project’s anchoring with our partners. Details of funding from other sources also help us build up an overall picture of the project. The larger the amount applied for from the Culture Fund, the higher the expectation is that a project has other funding. In practice, this generally means that a project must be at least 50% co-financed.
The project budget may also include other funding from official Nordic co-operation bodies (e.g. Nordic Culture Point). However, the total amount applied for from these sources must not exceed 85% of the total project budget.
The co-financing may also include payment in kind, in the form of voluntary working hours and other resources. You must stipulate any payment in kind as self-financing in the budget.
An informative budget gives the Culture Fund insight into the nature and content of the project and forms part of our assessment of its quality and Nordic relevance. We recommend that you make use of the Fund’s budget and accounting template to generate an informative budget. The headings used on the funding application form summarise the budget.
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