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Music

The Arts Grants Committee supports professional musicians, singers and composers by various forms of grants and allowances. The Committee´s working party for music decides on the support. 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 19 million SEK annually to professional practitioners in the field of music.

The working party for music comprises 13 members who are appointed by the Board of the Arts Grants Committee. The members are professionals, such as musicians, composers, writers, teachers, etc., in various parts of the field of music.

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 only awards grants and allowances to individual artists. Ensembles, orchestras and similar constellations are referred to the Swedish Arts Council (Statens Kulturråd).



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