The Swedish Arts Grants Committee supports professional practitioners in the field of theatre by various forms of grants and allowances. Within the framework of theatre and dance, applications from performance, neo circus and other artists are also processed. The decisions on support for the field of theatre are taken by the working party for theatre, dance and film artists. However, long-term grants and state income guarantees are awarded by the Board of the Committee after proposals from the working party. The Arts Grants Committee allocates some five million SEK annually to professional practitioners in the field of theatre.
The working party comprises twelve members appointed by the Board of the Committee. The members are active professional practitioners in theatre, dance or film, including stage directors, dancers, film makers and producers etc.
The working party asses applications based on criteria stipulated by parliament: artistic practice and quality as well as financial need. In addition, representatives of different genres and techniques should be among the grant recipients.
Individuals who are currently receiving an education in the arts, for example at an art college, are not entitled to grants or allowances. In order to receive a grant or an allowance, the applicant's main artistic practice must be in Sweden or he or she must be a permanent resident of Sweden. Financial support is intended for practising artists, primarily those not in permanent employment.
The Arts Grants Committee does not award grants and allowances to playwrights. They are referred to the Swedish Authors' Fund. The Committee only awards grants and allowances to individual artists. Free groups and similar constellations are referred to the Swedish Arts Council (Statens Kulturråd).
For application forms in english; please get in contact with the Swedish Arts Grants Committe