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New fund for Nordic promoters announced

The Nordic Culture Fund is to provide funding for venues and festivals who wish to book homegrown acts, a move welcomed by Nordic promoters

By Jon Chapple on 30 Jun 2016

Nordic flags, Søren Sigfusson, Nordic Culture Fund

Flags of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Aland, Finland, Greenland, Iceland & the Faroes fly at the Council

image © Søren Sigfusson/Nordic Culture Fund

The Nordic Culture Fund, a Nordic Council-backed organisation that provides funding for cultural projects in Scandinavia and the Nordic countries, has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to make it easier for Nordic venues and festivals to book domestic acts.

As reported by the Norwegian Live Music Association (Norske Konsertarrangører), which represented the country’s concert promoters in preliminary talks, the as-yet untitled funding programme will “underpin efforts for the development of Nordic live music across borders”.

A statement from the Konsertarrangører says it’s “very pleased” that the fund is aimed at promoters, as opposed to similar programmes for “artist mobility”, which generally target the artists themselves. It expects more details to emerge before the new year.

Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland are full members of the Nordic Council, and Aland (a Swedish-speaking self-governing region of Finland) and the Faroe Islands and Greenland (both self-governing regions of Denmark) associate members.


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