The existence of independent and flexible funding possibilities becomes even more vital in turbulent times. When the world is in turmoil, we need the perspective of art and culture on where we are going. With Globus Call, we therefore give artists and cultural actors the opportunity to engage in transnational and long-term collaborations and networks that extend beyond the Nordic region.
The application deadline for Globus Call has passed. Applications submitted by the deadline on 15 September 2023 will receive a response by the end of November at the latest. Information about the next phase in the Globus programme will be announced later in the autumn.
Expected response to applications
The ability of art and culture to look beyond fixed categories, and to build and sustain links across the boundaries of different contexts, is now more relevant – and challenged – than ever before. In a time of growing inequality, geopolitical conflict, community disruption and an escalating climate crisis, a new and more nuanced approach is required to how we support the work of cultural actors. That’s why we created Globus Call. The goal is unashamedly ambitious: to boost the transformative potential of the arts and culture in societies and communities.
Applicants from all over the world can apply for funding through Globus Call. Applicants can be individuals, groups, associations and companies, as well as organisations or institutions in public or private sector.
Through Globus Call, we support artistic and cultural collaborations which in their practice aim to break down traditional barriers and work across cultural, social, historical, geographical or professional boundaries. The programme encourages the building of cross-cutting collaborations and networks that seek new perspectives and develop dialogue across contexts.
The programme is open to projects that work with experimental approaches and methods, and which strive to explore interactions between the local and the global. The intention is to meet artists in the contexts and positions in which they find themselves, and to support them with trust and a willingness to take risks.
The maximum amount that can be granted is DKK 700,000. Please note that projects at last year’s Call on average were supported with approx. DKK 350,000 DKK.
The projects must be rooted in artistic and/or cultural milieux, but may draw upon other professional fields and traditions.
In the first Globus Call in 2022, the Fund supported 14 projects with a total amount of 4,8 million DKK.
Through Globus, the Fund wishes to develop a wider and more inclusive understanding of the idea of working Nordically. Here, the Nordic is defined not as a collaboration between nation states, but as an idea or context that is not bound by national borders, and which can be explored through artistic and cultural encounters in and around the world.
The projects must have a clear link to and/or relationship with the Nordic region in terms of partners, themes or activities, but must not solely be capable of being developed within the Nordic countries themselves. Projects that operate exclusively in the Nordic region are not therefore eligible for funding under the programme. Unlike the Fund’s other programmes, Project Funding and Opstart, there is no requirement for co-operation between the Nordic countries.
Please note that projects which meet the assessment criteria of the Fund’s other programmes are not generally eligible for Globus funding. This applies, for example, to projects that focus primarily on activities or the development of co-operation within the Nordic region.
As part of Globus, we facilitate a network between those projects that have received funding through the programme. This includes the development of structures and online forums for further knowledge exchange between the partners involved, and between individual projects and the Foundation.
Via this network, we explore a new form of Nordic relevance in collaboration with the specific projects, rather than focusing exclusively on specific requirements for broad Nordic collaboration in the individual initiatives.
Projects that receive funding are expected to participate in network meetings and knowledge-sharing sessions during the funding period.
Globus is the Fund’s 2020-2024 thematic initiative, designed to give artists and cultural practitioners new opportunities to apply for support for projects that extend beyond the Nordic region. The current funding programmes in Globus are Globus Opstart and Globus Call.
Projects will be assessed upon the following principles, which reflect the overall aims of the Globus programme:
Understood as the ambition of the project, and means to:
Seen as the ways in which the project:
The aims and means of the applicant to:
Priority will be given to projects which can demonstrate a concrete aim for long-term effects that go beyond the grant period.
Remember that you can apply for Globus Opstart for the earlier stages of your project. For example, you can apply for Globus Opstart to further establish your contacts both in and outside the Nordic countries.