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The Nordic Culture Fund has granted funding to 13 transnational art and culture projects through Globus. In addition, the Fund’s Board has decided to extend the initiative by one year to ensure a more long-term anchoring of the initiative’s aims and potentials. The next phase of Globus will include both an adjustment of existing forms of support and an increased focus on disseminating knowledge from the initiative.
The Nordic Culture Fund continues the cooperation with Göteborg Book Fair in 2023. This year, the fund is involved both as a co-host of the Nordic Summit on Literary Policy on the 27th of September, as well as hosting a seminar on the Future of International Cultural Cooperation on the opening day of the fair. Göteborg Book Fair is one of the largest cultural events in the Nordics, lasting four days, from September 28 through October 1.
As Director of the Nordic Culture Fund, Maria Mediaas Jørstad will contribute to the further development of the Fund’s forward-looking efforts to strengthen Nordic cultural cooperation. She will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and the secretariat in Copenhagen.
On the 6th of October, the WHO Regional Office for Europe held an international conference on art and health in Copenhagen. Through specific efforts and projects, the one day conference explored the possibility for membership countries in all of Europe to implement art based interventions in health care. The Nordic Culture Fund participated in the conference as part of an ongoing partnership with WHO.
Thursday the 31st of August the Nordic Culture Fund hosted a “Future seminar” about the Nordic cultural cooperation, together with the Swedish Embassy in Copenhagen. The program of the evening featured musical and literary performances, conversations, and speeches. The circumstance of the event is the departure of Benny Marcel, the Fund’s Director for the past 8 years, and his passing of the responsibility to the new Director, Maria Mediaas Jørstad.
In the years 2017-2022, the Nordic Culture Fund has worked to develop the live music scene in the Nordic region through its initiative Puls. The most important experiences and knowledge gained from the initiative have now been compiled in a report that shows that Puls has helped to create lasting collaborations between venues and festivals in the different Nordic countries and contributed to increased inter-Nordic movement of music.
The annual report showcases the Fund’s work with cross-cutting strategic initiatives and funding programs in the past year.
The book “Should I / Should I not” explores current issues concerning artistic freedom, shedding light on the subject from several different perspectives through a wide range of texts. The anthology is the final publication of the think tank a/nordi/c, which in recent years has worked to open the dialogue and knowledge development on new perspectives on art and cultural policy in the Nordic Region.
The Nordic Culture Fund has awarded 51 projects totalling DKK 8,375,000. By the application deadline, on the 15th of February, the Fund had received 236 valid applications.
The third meeting in the series of network meetings Curated Conversations gathers participants from different Nordic countries to discuss new perspectives on art economy. The meeting is organized in collaboration with the Nordic House in Reykjavik, Think Tank a/nordi/c and the Nordic Culture Fund.
The conference will focus on artistic freedom and ensuring diversity of artistic expression on a global scale. As part of the Globus initiative, the Nordic Culture Fund together with IFACCA has gathered and invited a group of artists and cultural actors from 11 countries in the Global South to participate in the conference.
The Music Policy Resilience Lab aims at implementing music policies in remote, rural and isolated communities in different parts of the world. The initiative builds on a previous collaboration between the Nordic Culture Fund and the global research organization Center for Music Ecosystems.
The Nordic Culture Fund’s live music initiative Puls will come to an end in 2023. On 9 March, 47 Nordic concert organisers will gather in the Faroe Islands for the final annual network meeting.
The meeting is organised in connection to the Göteborg Bokmässa in collaboration with Göteborg Bokmässa, Västra Götaland Region, Göteborg City of Literature and the Nordic Culture Fund.
Today it is with great pleasure that we launch the new website of the Nordic Culture Fund. The motivation behind this project has been to present relevant knowledge of the work of the Fund, its current initiatives and the expression of our strategy.
The mentorship programme has been initiated by Nordiska Teaterrådet in co-operation with the Nordic Culture Fund. Nordic Ambitions – Mentorship programme for leaders in Nordic theatre aims to develop the leadership skills of its participants and promotes Nordic networks between theatres.
A speech delivered by Anni Syrjäläinen, senior advisor at the Nordic Culture Fund, at ‘Look Up – Look North’ Nordic Foundations Conference, Copenhagen, November 2022.
14 projects have been supported with a total amount of 4.8 million. DKK in the first major application round of the Fund’s Globus programme. By the deadline of 3.10.2022, the Fund had received a total of 227 applications. The aim of the programme is to support artistic and cultural collaborations that could not be developed in the Nordic region alone. The next Globus Call will be announced in spring 2023.
The Nordic Culture Fund has awarded DKK 6.5 million to 37 projects in the last round of Project Funding this year. By the deadline on 3 October, the Fund received 178 valid applications.
On 29 November, the Nordic Culture Fund will participate in a cultural policy summit in Oslo. The meeting will gather actors within cultural policy and the cultural field in the Nordic region to discuss challenges, need and opportunities within the artistic and cultural field.