33 projects are granted funding from Culture and Art Programme


The image is from project Stages - New Nordic performing art av Göteborgs Dans och Teater festival, which received funding from the second round of the Culture and Art Programme in 2018.

The second application round for Culture and Art Programme 2019 is now finished. Nordic Culture Point received a total of 188 applications for a total sum of 6 796 782 euros. The expert group has decided to grant a total of 1 073 875 euros to 33 projects.

Examples of granted projects

This round resulted in many realistic applications of a good quality. The great political themes of our time, as social and ecological sustainability as well as diversity were represented among the applications, Several of the applications introduced collaborations between various fields of art. An example of such a project is In Search for Magic – A Proposal for a New Constitution for the Republic of Iceland by Cycle, Music and Art Festival in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Festival, Reykjavik konstmuseum and several partners from Denmark, Germany, Greenland and Spain.  In Search for Magic is a interdisciplinary socio-political performance on the ongoing quest of the Icelandic public for a new constitution.

Another project with a social theme is Ethnic plurality and forced migration on Nordic stages by the Finnish National Theatre, Nordic Black Theater from Oslo and Sort/Hvid from Copenhagen in collaboration with a vast range of individuals with a common aim to increase increase cultural diversity and representation in theatre field in the Nordic countries. The project is also exchanging know-how about political or documentary theatre projects dealing with these topics, explore how to take part in social discussion through art and reaching out to new multicultural audiences.

Milwaukee Art Museum has researched design exchange between the United States and the Nordic countries between 1890 and 1980 in collaboration with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Nationalmuseum in Stockholm och Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo. The grant from Nordic Culture Point is to be used for dissemination and outreach of the traveling exhibition.

Kulkue – Parad – Parade is a moving dance project simulating the journey and development of folk tradition through Norway, Sweden and Finland through a production consisting of folk dance and documentary film during 2020 and 2021. The content is perpetually changing and creating new meanings on its way. The performance is also varying from a scenic interpretation to a social gathering and further to a hybrid of both of these.

The strategic focus on children and young can be presented through Kids in Jazz, an international jazz festival in Oslo, where both young jazz musicians as well as institutions and teachers working with them can connect and share competencies.

Application rounds twice a year

You can find all the granted projects from this and previous rounds by scrolling down the page Results.

Culture and Art Programme supports Nordic cooperation within art and culture. You can apply for funding for a collaborative project with artistic or cultural quality which promotes a multifaceted and sustainable Nordic region. The grant programme is administered by Nordic Culture Point.

Funding is being distributed twice per year. The next application rounds are from 5th of February until 5th of March and from 10th of August until 10th of September 2020. 5.2-5.3.2020 from 10.8-10.9.2020. Please note that the application deadline is at 15.59 Finnish time.


The image is from project Stages – New Nordic performing art av Göteborgs Dans och Teater festival, which received funding from the second round of the Culture and Art Programme in 2018.


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