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

The decisions on support for the field of dance are taken by the evaluation group for dance or the Board of the Arts Grants Committee. The evaluation group decides 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 Committee after proposals from the evaluation group.

The evaluation group comprises seven members appointed by the Board of the Committee. The members are active professional practitioners within the dance field dance or film.

Application assessments are 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. Groups/companies/similar constellations are referred to the Swedish Arts Council (Statens Kulturråd).

Application forms in English are available under Applications

Updated: 2019-08-02 Tell a friend