The Nordic Culture Fund has earmarked 3 million DKK for the Nordic Culture Festival for Children and Youths 2013 – 2014.
With one smashing big event or several smaller ones the Fund wishes to stimulate children and youths' interest in Nordic culture in an increasingly globalised world. The Nordic Culture Fund wishes to support project makers passionate about creating a large-scale event for and with children and youths.
The aim of the Nordic Culture Fund is to promote cultural co-operations between the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, and the self-governing areas the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and the Aland Islands.
The Fund supports a broad spectrum of art and culture related areas, such as conferences, concerts, tours, exhibitions, festivals and research projects. Apart from that the fund wants as many cultural expressions as possible to be included, such as a number of workshops on visual art, music, literature, theatre/new circus, film, and dance.
Children and youths can inspire each other across the Nordic borders, thereby creating an identity and sense of solidarity from which they will profit the rest of their lives.
Both professionals and amateurs can apply for grants. The age group is expected to be 12 to 18 years.
The final application date for the festival is 15 February 2012 and for the pre-planning it is 1 March 2011.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)