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.
Among the funded projects is Tracing Fragments – Group exhibition at Gerðarsafn Museum in Reykjavík, which, through a variety of artistic methods such as sewing, weaving, recording and painting, will highlight the lack of representation in the artistic and cultural field in Iceland.Another funded project is Sex in the Welfare State – Nordic Women Photographers, which will examine the situation in the Nordic welfare states from a feminist, intersectional perspective through a trans Nordic photo exhibition.
The Fund has also received several applications using performance art as a medium to convey essential messages. Among these are the projects In the Mirror of Care Work and Afro-Nordic Perspectives on Performance I: Territory, Geographies, Localities. The former will use performance art to portray the role and history of nurses in the Nordic countries, while raising a discussion about its own artistic field through the mirroring of the nursing practice. The project ‘Afro-Nordic Perspectives on Performance I: Territory, Geographies, Localities’ will publish an anthology that explores and delves into Afro-Nordic perspectives on performance art.
Starting in 2023, there will be two annual rounds for Project Funding instead of three.
The first application round opens 1 December 2022 with a deadline on 15 February 2023. Hereafter, the next deadline for submitting applications for Project Funding is 9 September 2023.