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05 Mar 2020

Nordic Culture Point – Nordisk Kulturkontakt

Nordic Culture Point – Nordisk Kulturkontakt is an institution of the Nordic Council of Ministers which works to support Nordic co-operation within the area of culture and to increase awareness of Nordic culture in Finland. Their vision is that everyone should be able to participate in socio-cultural life on equal terms. 

Nordic Culture Point has 3 different elements – the management of funding programmes, a library, and cultural events. Their key target groups are: practitioners of art and culture in the Nordic and Baltic regions; Finns who are interested in culture and society; and Finnish schools, daycare centres, and universities.

They manage the Nordic Council of Ministers’ funding programmes for cultural co-operation. The funding programmes are categorised by target group. Some forms of funding are aimed solely at professional cultural practitioners, while others are designed to support broader projects that help to strengthen the Nordic dimension in both culture and society at large. 

Nordic Culture Point has identified 3 key areas with the best opportunities to help make society more sustainable: Learning, diversity, and accessibility.

The shared feature of all supported projects is that they have a strong Nordic dimension and are culturally innovative. There are grant programmes for children, young people and adults.

Information on the grant programme can be found here