Nordic Culture Point: Inviting Applicants for Volt Program

Deadline: 25 April 2018

Nordic Culture Point is currently seeking applications for its Volt program that aims to make young people interested in each other’s arts, culture and language.

Volt is a culture and language programme for children and young people. The target group consists of persons under the age of 25 in the Nordic region.

Grant Information

  • The support application may cover EUR 10,000 – 70,000.
  • At least 30% of the funding must come from another source, and may consist of in-kind financing, that is, voluntary work or similar.

Eligible Activities

Funding can be applied to for projects which target children and young people up to the age of 25, which focuses on the target group’s cultural and artistic creativity and participation. Funding is granted for all areas of the artistic culture such as film, literature, drama, visual arts and cultural heritage etc. – provided that all other criteria has been fulfilled. For example, the projects may entail:

  • production of works, projects or other initiatives that require a creative process
  • plans which enable exchange and long-term cooperation for the project’s target group (persons up to 25 years)
  • activities which create dialogue, discussion and debate on the Nordic languages, art and culture based on the perspective of children and young people.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Everyone within the field of culture and education can apply, provided that the project meets the programme’s criteria. Applicants can be:
    • individuals
    • groups
    • organisations, groups, institutions and associations
  • In order to receive funding from Volt, the project should be based on cooperation between at least three Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden or the Åland Islands). Furthermore, the project should be conducted in one or several of these countries.
  • It is not necessary for the applicants to be young, but they should have experience of working with the target groups.
  • The applicants should reside in the Nordic region, but it is not necessary for applicants to have Nordic nationality.
  • The project may have partners who do not reside in the Nordic region, but the programme cannot defray costs associated with them.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Volt.

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