The mobility programme of Nordic Culture Point

Scope of the programme
The Nordic Culture Point is an institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic Culture Point culture programmes are part of the official Nordic cooperation takes place between the governments and parliaments in all the Nordic countries.

The Nordic Culture Point annually supports about 500 cultural projects via four cultural grant programmes that are financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Programme objectives
The overall objective of the programme is to enhance cultural and artistic collaboration in the Nordic and Baltic countries by supporting travelling, networking and residential activities.

Who can apply, who can join 
Professional artists and others actively involved in arts and culture (e.g. curators, producers, literary translators, cultural editors and researchers) in all cultural and artistic genres:

  •  Individuals
  • ŸGroups of a maximum of six people

Applicants must be residents of the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Åland) or the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), but do not need to be Nordic or Baltic nationals. Applications are not accepted for travels within the same country/area or for travel to or from countries outside the Nordic Region/Baltic states.

A professional is defined as someone who has documented experience of working in the field of the arts and culture and/or has been trained in the arts or culture.

Organisations and companies are not eligible to apply for Mobility Funding. Grants are not awarded to public or civil servants (officials of government agencies, local authorities, regional authorities or similar bodies).

The application must be submitted by the person who will be travelling. You may not apply for a grant on behalf of another person except in the case of group applications, where one of the team members/travellers must be stipulated as the individual responsible and contact person for the group.

Type of mobility activities
Mobility Funding is provided for travels and stays between Nordic and/or Baltic countries and areas: Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway, Sweden Finland, Åland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

It provides individuals and small groups with access to contacts and sources of inspiration, skills and knowledge in different parts of the region.

It also provides an opportunity to present artistic and cultural productions and increase interest in Nordic and Baltic arts and culture. This includes collaborative ventures with colleagues in other countries, guest performances, exhibitions, attending conferences, meetings and workshops, or research.

Mobility Funding covers expenses for travel and stays of up to 10 days.

The amount is calculated on the basis of a fixed daily allowance, fixed average travel costs, the length of the stay and the destination. Applicants are not eligible to apply for additional funding, for example to cover things like production costs.

The grant covers one return trip, so is not suitable for tours that cover multiple countries, for example. You may submit only one application per call for applications

Grant amount
Travel costs from 200 to 1800 euro depending on the travel distance to a close neighbour country or an area far away in Greenland.

The subsistence support depends on the costs levels in the host countries, and can vary from 80 euro per day in the Baltic States to 180 euro in Norway.

When and how to apply
The web-based application form automatically calculates the amount applied for based on the destination and travel dates indicated.

There is one yearly application round, where the online form opens 21.09.2018 and closes 22.10.2018

Granted projects may begin 8 weeks after the application deadline within the mobility funding programme, it means ultimo December 2018.

More information
See the website of Nordic Culture Fund, mobility funding.

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