The annual report showcases the Fund’s work with cross-cutting strategic initiatives and funding programs in the past year.
The year 2022 showed a historically high level of interest in Nordic cultural cooperation. With 1402 applications, the Fund received the highest number of applications ever. The great interest in applying for funding from the Nordic Culture Fund shows that the cultural community has been ready in the starting blocks to work across national borders again after the corona pandemic – both in the Nordic region and beyond.
In 2022, the Fund has also strengthened its global focus with the launch of the new Globus Call funding program. The applications and the 14 funded projects demonstrated how art and culture can be a catalyst for new types of global and international networks and collaborations that contribute to new understandings of a sustainable and viable future. Globus Call is once again open for applications with a deadline of September 15, 2023.
In the report, you can also read about the Fund’s work with strategic cross-cutting partnership projects in 2022. Through this work, the Fund has strengthened its role as a facilitator for knowledge development across the diverse actors in art and cultural policy. Among these is the partnership with the Nordic Theatre Council on the Nordic Ambitions mentoring program. The program is tailored specifically for leaders with artistic responsibility in the network’s 350 member theatres in the Nordic region. The program will pair mentees with an experienced mentor from another Nordic country with the aim of developing the participants’ leadership skills and promoting Nordic networks between theatres. The first gathering was held in Copenhagen from June 7-8, 2023.