NAPA's Cultural Support Program

NAPA supports the Greenlandic and Nordic cultural life through two programs: Travel support and project support.

NAPA distributes approximately DKK 3 million annually in support of cultural projects.

NAPA’s Cultural Support Program supports cultural projects with Nordic relevance in Greenland and the Nordic countries. We have a special focus on projects that involve and engage children and young people and focus on sustainability.

The Cultural Support Program prioritises projects that facilitate co-operation, co-creation and exchange across national borders in the Nordic region.

We support cultural projects and travel that:

To apply for support, you must be resident in the Nordic countries.
We do not support operations, but we de support the established cultural life. In that case, with a new perspective.

We support both professionals, semi-professionals and amateurs, and part of our funds also goes to the department’s own projects. In this connection, we are always interested in new partners and inspiration.

The Nordic countries are: Denmark, Sweden, Åland, Norway, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Greenland. In addition, NAPA also supports projects in collaboration with the Baltics as well as focus on our neighbors in the west, Canada and Alaska.


You must submit your application to NAPA at least two months before the project begins. If you are applying for DKK 100,000 or more, the application must be processed by the board. NAPA holds board meetings twice a year – in March and August – and therefore fund applications with amounts of min. DKK 100,000 must be received by NAPA no later than 1 January or 1 June.

Please note that only applications over DKK 100,000 are processed by the board. Applications under this amount are processed by the department and answered within eight weeks of receipt.

Please note
NAPA supports many cultural projects that can be related to our focus areas, but there are also cultural areas that the Cultural Support Program does not support:

Are you applying for less than 100,000 DKK, you can apply whenever you want – are you applying for more, submit your application before:

Arctic Sounds

Festival in Sisimiut, Greenland​

Arctic Sounds

"The support from NAPA is seminal to the Arctic Sounds vision of bridging the gap between Greenland and the other Nordic Countries. NAPA supports not only artist travels, but has also supported underlying projects in the NORDIC PLAYGROUNDS realm. Especially the co-creation and songwriting programs have benefitted immensely from the NAPA support - both direct economical support and via dialogues on Nordic networking, external support, key contacts and sharing of knowhow."

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Arctic Sounds

Festival in Sisimiut, Greenland​