The main aim of the Culture and Art Programme is to help rejuvenate Nordic co-operation on culture and art. The programme places great emphasis on communications work, both externally with the general public, and internally between artists and cultural professionals. The programme is divided into two modules: skills enhancement, criticism and knowledge transfer; and activities aimed at production and communication. Both individuals and organisations are entitled to apply.
The Foundation for Swedish-Norwegian Co-operation is a state-run, bilateral foundation that promotes co-operation between Norway and Sweden. The Foundation promotes mutual exchange of culture and information about Swedish and Norwegian culture and society. The Foundation provides three different types of funding: project funding, artist scholarships as well as residence scholarships. Individuals, associations and institutions are eligible to apply for funding.
The Nordic Summer University funds study and research activities. Funding is provided primarily for the circles that hold winter symposiums each year, organise the programme for the summer semester and publish the summer university's publications. The project must have a Nordic angle.
Nordplus funds projects whose purpose is: to promote Nordic languages and culture and mutual Nordic-Baltic linguistic and cultural understanding; to help to develop quality and innovation in educational systems for lifelong learning in the participating countries, via partnerships, development projects, knowledge exchanges and networks; to support, develop, use and promote innovative products and processes in the education sector, through systematic exchanges of experiences; to improve and develop Nordic co-operation on education, and to help to establish Nordic-Baltic co-operation in the same area. Institutions and organisations are eligible to apply, not individuals.
The Culture Administration offers residencies in the Villa Bergshyddan in Stockholm. Residence in the renovated 18th-century house, consisting of three rooms and a kitchen, is provided free of charge for professional artists from the other Nordic capital cities. Applications may be submitted by people employed in the cultural sector who live and work in one of the other capital cities.