Nordisk Kulturkontakt, Helsinki

Apply for funding for your Nordic project

Nordisk Kulturkontakt, Helsinki

Apply for funding for your Nordic project

There are many opportunities for funding cultural projects in the Nordic region. NAPA’s Cultural Support Program is one of them, but there are many others. Several can be applied for at Nordic Cultural Point, a Nordic cultural institution in Helsinki, Finland

Nordic Culture Point is managing the Nordic Council of Ministers’ support program for cultural co-operation and the Nordic-Baltic mobility program for culture. The different programs, with in total six different support programs, distribute approximately five million euros a year and you have the opportunity to apply for support for your or your cultural project.

Nordic Culture Point has their office on the island of Suomenlina just outside Helsinki in Finland, but also an office in the center of Helsinki in the Kajsaniemi district, where the photo above was taken by NAPA’s Per Bloch. Here you will also find the Nordic Library, which has a large collection of Nordic fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, and newspapers in all Nordic languages.

The funds that can be applied for at Nordic Culture Point’s is divided into different target groups (programs) aimed at professional practitioners in the cultural industry, but also at private and wider groups, which contribute to strengthening the Nordic dimension in the field of culture.

Network funding enables periods of collaboration, exchange of ideas and knowledge between professional artists and cultural workers in the Nordic and/or Baltic countries.

Mobility funding is for professional artists or cultural workers’ travels and stays in the Nordic and/or Baltic countries.

The culture and art program supports projects with artistic and/or cultural quality that promote a versatile and sustainable Nordic region.

Artist residencies enables residential centres for artists in the Nordic/Baltic area, which should be able to receive professional artists and cultural workers.

Norden 0-30 grant programme supports children and young people’s own projects and wants to strengthen their organization, influence and participation in political, cultural and social activities.

VOLT is a culture and language programme for children and young people. It aims to make young people interested in each other’s arts, culture and language.

The programs have different annual deadlines, which you can read about at Nordic Culture Point’s website

Personal advice
You are welcome to contact Nordic Culture Point about your project and application. Your questions can be about the support program in general or about the separate support programs. This way you can get flexible and tailored help for your application process. You can contact them in Scandinavian or English.

Many options
You can read about the many other Nordic cultural funds here at the website in this article and overview

You can also get inspiration for your application in our podcast “The good application” (in Scandinavian)

At NAPA, you can also get advice and inspiration for your application. We help you by phone, email, video calls or in person if you live in Nuuk. All kinds of questions about your project or your application are welcome.

How to make a budget?
How to get in touch with partners in the Nordic region?
Can I apply for Nordic funding for my project?
How can I make my project become reality?

All questions are welcome – we look forward to hearing from you and so does Nordic Culture Point.