We stimulate policy development, debate art and culture from new angles and generate new knowledge together with a range of actors and organisations.
Our work with partnerships builds on our efforts through many years of networking and cultural policy development at a Nordic level.
Through projects on themes such as sustainable development for cultural institutions and arts intervention with health, we are helping to bring arts and culture into new conversations.
As a facilitator, we have an active role in bringing new perspectives to our partnerships. We inspire new conversations and take responsibility for ensuring that the framework is flexible and the commitment long-term. In this way, we help to ensure a mutual understanding of the role of arts and culture in the development of our society.
Artistic development and business strategy do not always go hand in hand. That’s why, together with the Bikuben Foundation, we have put together a development programme for cultural institutions to help them realise their potential. The aim is to ensure their sustainable development by, among other things, strengthening the business strategy and developing activities that can unlock their potential
Can art and culture benefit the health sector and vice versa? That’s the question as academics, artists, cultural institutions, health professionals and policymakers from several countries come together in this partnership to explore effective and sustainable strategies for integrating arts and culture broadly into the health sector.
The project seeks to strengthen dialogue on the diversity of cultural expressions and the diverse role of cultural policies in the world.
As part of broadening the circle of key stakeholders in Nordic cultural cooperation and supporting the Fund’s strategic efforts, the Fund can award development grants to new Nordic partnerships.
We have established the following principles to guide the Fund’s work and allocation of development grants: