Puls was the Nordic Culture Fund’s five-year music initiative in 2017-22 and the programme is therefore not accepting applications from new applicants. On this page, the already designated Puls promoters can find terms and conditions for previous funding and practical information.
The grant can be paid as soon as you have received notification of our decision. Payment is requested via My Page. You must confirm that the project is proceeding as per the application.
You should also provide documentation for any specific terms and conditions attached to your grant.
Finally, enter your bank account information, a so-called bank verification (read more here), and show how you will credit the Fund for its support.
The processing time for instalments is usually 10 working days.
You must attend the yearly Puls network meeting.
You have to send updates on an ongoing basis regarding the confirmed artists that you present as part of your Puls music programme.
Each year, you have to submit a final report and accounts.
Significant changes in your project, in relation to the application submitted, must be approved in advance by the Fund’s secretariat.
Up to one-third of the music programme outlined in the application may be altered without consulting the Nordic Culture Fund, provided that the programme continues to meet Puls’ criteria.
You should also contact the fund if you pass formal responsibility for the project to any other party or parties and if the project manager is replaced.
If the grant is used for purposes other than those described in the application, the fund may reduce the amount or require that the full amount is repaid.
The Nordic Culture Fund has the right to claim back the funding granted to an individual Puls promoter at any time if the promoter no longer meets the criteria for the Puls initiative. The fund may also demand repayment of funding if the Puls promoter’s concert program for a given year does not meet the criteria for Puls.
When your Puls project is finalized, you must submit a report and accounts for the grant. The report is to be submitted through My Page at the latest 3 months after the project has ended.