Artist Grant 

Are you an occupationally active artist living in Northern Norway? Then you can apply for the Samfunnsløftet Artist Grant.

Application deadline 16 November 2023. 

About the artist grant

Each grant consists of up to NOK 150,000 and is given to up to 30 professional creators of art in Northern Norway. This should help the artists immerse themselves in their work, working on a project described in the application. The aim is to contribute to innovation and the development of artistic practice.

Application criteria

  • Describe a concrete project for which you wish to use the grant
  • The project must be completed within two years of grant approval
  • You must have an organization number
  • You must have a work and residential address in Northern Norway
  • The application must contain the following attachments:
  • CV showing education and artistic business activities
  • Portfolio/documentation of artistic work

Who can apply?  

  • Professional artists of all nationalities with residential addresses in Nordland, Troms, Finnmark, or Svalbard.
  • The applicant must have an organization number, and must work and have their company registered in Northern Norway.
  • The grant is aimed at independent and professional creators of all types of art, such as music, performing arts, film, photography, literature, visual arts, and handicrafts. Art critics may also apply for the grant.
  • The grant is given to the individual artist and cannot be applied for by groups or on behalf of another artist.

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