Globus Opstart is a support programme within the Fund’s thematic initiative Globus. The programme supports the establishment and research phases of projects that could not be developed in the Nordic countries alone. You can also apply to Globus Opstart for support for the preparatory phase of a project for which you will later apply to Globus Call.
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Globus Opstart supports the establishment and research phases in mutual global collaborations and projects involving artists and cultural practitioners from the Nordic region and other parts of the world.
The programme focuses in particular on projects that operate with an exploratory approach in building collaborations and seeking new knowledge in order to develop and strengthen their practice in a global framework.
We encourage you therefore to think new in terms of ideas, themes and collaboration. Our aim is to help with creating networks that are characterised by deep relations and duration. Therefore, we encourage you to explore and establish clear structures and project organizations, which can lead to the formation of global networks.
You can apply as an individual, group, institution, association, company, public or private organisation.
The projects must be clearly linked to artistic and/or cultural environments. The Nordic Culture Fund does not fund projects that focus primarily on, for example, sporting events, business development, technological development and innovation, the social area, journalism or social science.
You can apply for Globus Opstart to further develop your networks or collaborations before submitting an application to Globus Call.
Your project must have a Nordic anchoring but must not be able to be developed in the Nordic region alone. Support from the fund is dependent on binding participation and contributions from artists and cultural practitioners who are working outside the Nordic Region. We also look at how the project’s cooperation is reflected in the budget.
We look also at how the project works with an exploratory approach in building collaborations, seeking out new knowledge and qualifications and thereby developing their practice in a global framework.
We look at how the project thinks new in terms of idea, theme and in relation to the establishment of networks and collaboration and artistic development.
Projects that are assessed to be able to be developed within the Fund’s Project Funding and Opstart programmes cannot, in principle, obtain support from Globus Opstart.
The application is received by advisers in the Fund’s secretary, who ensure the application is in accordance with the program’s criteria. Next, the advisers seek a professional statement of experts in the field who work externally to the Fund, before recommending the application for a final decision. It is the Director of the Fund, by authority of the Board of the Fund, who makes the final decision based on the expert’s statement and the secretary’s recommendation.