Craftsmanship is an important aspect within all art and culture fields. The Nordic Culture Fund explored the theme of Handmade with a special funding programme in 2016-2018.
Craft- and material-based practices have a growing interest within all art and culture fields.
Are you interested in Handmade-related questions and have a new project idea based on cooperation, please have a look at the descriptions of the fund’s current grant programs, the assessment criteria for Opstart, Project Funding, Globus Opstart and Globus Call.
The Nordic Culture Fund explored the theme with a special support program Handmade in 2016 – 2018. The Fund supported both 32 cooperation projects and the development of new project ideas with 7.700.000 DKK in total. The supported projects were to a great degree interdisciplinary and researched the handmade and the meanings of it with an experimental spirit and a wish to review common expectations.
Besides financial support, the fund also facilitated a network between funded projects and established new networks. The Fund inspired new collaborations by partnering with the Handmade-relevant art support organizations in the Nordic countries, Arctic Arts Summit 2019 in Rovaniemi, Finland and The Nordic Museum in Seattle, USA.
Handmade supported and researched especially:
We have gathered 33 supported Handmade projects in one catalogue (pdf).