|OPSTART bridges that gap and makes it easy to begin developing ideas for Nordic projects. START funds the start-up phase of artistic and cultural projects, i.e. concept development and networking. The application process is easy, there are no deadlines, the Fund informs applicants of its decision within two weeks and there is no co-funding requirement. The idea just has to involve a minimum of two Nordic countries and aim to involve more in the future.
Benny Marcel, Director of the Nordic Culture Fund says:
The idea behind START is to provide the stimulus for more people to gain experience of working with art and culture projects under Nordic auspices. It is for newcomers and experienced stakeholders alike who need funding to get their projects off the ground. We look forward to seeing new and unexpected projects emerging. In the long term, the initiative will encourage more people to take the plunge and plan major Nordic projects.