On 6 September, grant programme experts from all Nordic Culture Point’s expert groups gathered for the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting in Helsinki. The meeting focused on how to measure effects in the cultural sector and the effects of granted funding in the sector.
There was also time for sharing experiences regarding the expert groups’ task, the assessment of grant applications. The experts agreed that statistics and numbers do not give the full picture of results as the focus in the assessment process is mainly on quality and therefore harder to measure unequivocally.
“Our task is to spot the human aspect – AI is here and we still don’t have tools to review it. That’s why heart and intuition will be more and more important tools in future (grant programme) decision-making”, concluded Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir, member of the Network Funding expert group in the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.