About the Projects that have received grants
Of the 204 applications received in 2016, Kulturrådet granted 27 projects in residential areas around Sweden. The projects are run by a mixture of organisations in different partnership configurations, in a blend of voluntary organisations, cultural institutions, municipal operations, social movements and networks. Every project represents a unique idea based on the prevailing conditions, needs and commitment of the residential area.
Read more about the projects that have recieved grants
Who can apply?
Cultural projects comprising at least three partners who work together. At least one of the partners must be active in the cultural sphere, and at least one must be from the residential area in which the cultural activities will take place. The body responsible for the project must have a corporate ID number, but this is not required for the other partners. Municipalities may be involved in the partnership but they cannot be the body responsible for the project.
The grant Kreativa platser (Creative places) is part of Äga rum, a government initiative to encourage cultural activities in residential areas with socioeconomic challenges or low voter turnout. In addition to Kulturrådet’s support, the initiative also includes Statens konstråd’s project Konst händer, which in this context is tasked primarily with producing examples of public art.