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Dance and circus

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee allocates approximately ten million SEK annually to support professional practitioners in the field of dance and circus.

Funding decisions within the dance and circus fields are taken by the peer assessement group for dance and circus or the board of the Arts Grants Committee. The peer assessement group makes decisions about project grants, working grants, international exchange/travel grants, residencies and the Birgit Cullberg grant. Long term grants are awarded by the Board of the Arts Grants Committee upon proposals from the peer assessement group.

The peer assessement group has seven members appointed by the Board of the Arts Grants Committee. The members are active professionals within the dance and/or circus field.

Application assessments are based on the following criteria: artistic quality of the applicant's practice and financial need. In addition, different genres and techniques should be represented among the grant recipients.

Students are not  entitled to grants or allowances. In order to be eligible for a grant or an allowance, the applicant's main artistic practice must be located in Sweden, or they must be a permanent resident of Sweden.

Financial support is awarded to individual professional artists. Groups, companies or similar constellations are referred to the Swedish Arts Council (Statens Kulturråd).

Application forms in English are available under Applications

Updated: 2021-09-02 Tell a friend