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The Nordic Culture Fund acts as a catalyst for arts and culture in the Nordic region. We support diverse collaborations and weave together the Nordic region, so that everyone can see our part of the world with new eyes.
We provide funding to projects within all fields of the arts and culture. The applicants may be individuals, groups, associations, companies, public or private sector organisations, or institutions.
The focus is on the Nordic players, but our stage is global. It is not a condition that you must live in the Nordic countries or have a Nordic nationality to apply, but the project must be relevant to our Nordic latitudes. And it must be of high quality.
We are happy to see applications for innovative projects that build upon previous networking, or a previous project.
The Fund operates on the basis of an agreement between the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Åland.
We provide wide-ranging support, but there are certain limitations. The Fund does not finance:
In the assessment of applications, the following criteria are emphasised:
The quality of the project is assessed by the Fund on the basis of, for example:
The Fund assesses Nordic relevance on the basis of, for example:
It is a requirement for funding by the Nordic Culture Fund that there is relevant co-financing of projects. We assess co-financing to be a central part of the project’s anchoring with its partners.
The greater the amount applied for, the higher the expectations will be towards self-financing and the support of other contributors. In practice, this means that a project should have at least 50% co-financing as a starting point, and that the total amount applied for from Nordic support schemes should not exceed 85%.
The project’s self-financing may include voluntary work and in-kind contributions. If this is the case, this type of self-financing must be specified in the budget.
We can provide funding support for the project’s administrative and salary expenses, provided that these are directly linked to the project.
You can apply for a maximum amount of DKK 500,000, but it is a good idea to obtain an idea of the typical size of our grants before applying. You can see more under supported projects.
All applications must be submitted online via My Page.
It is compulsory to upload a project description and a budget.
The Nordic Culture Fund prefers files in PDF format (.pdf).
Develop your project and draw inspiration from successful applicants. Consider applying for Opstart funding to develop your idea and your Nordic network.
Get off to a good start – read the application criteria. Create a profile and submit your application on My Page.
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