Privacy Policy

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) improves the protection of personal privacy and sets stricter requirements for the processing of personal data. Personal data is any information that can be linked directly or indirectly to a physical person. Names and addresses are typical examples of personal data. Photos and moving images of people are also classed as personal data. A corporate identity number is personal data if it relates to a sole proprietor.

The Swedish Arts Council respects and protects everyone’s personal data and personal privacy in accordance with applicable legislation.
Among other things, this means that we do not collect more personal data than is needed, and that the data is not stored for longer than is necessary or because other legislation requires us to do so.

The council protects all data by way of technical and organisational security measures.  The Swedish Arts Council is an independent data controller for the personal data we collect in connection with the allocation and follow-up of funding.

More information about GDPR can be found on the Swedish Data Protection Authority’s website.

Here is some brief information for applicants about what is applicable:
• you must have a legal basis for sharing personal data with the Swedish Arts Council (a legal basis could be an agreement, consent, or legal obligation);
• you must inform the data subject that you are sharing their data with the Swedish Arts Council;
• you must not share personal data with us that we have not requested; and
• if you have shared incorrect or inaccurate personal data with the Swedish Arts Council, you must inform us so that we can update the data we hold.
If you have questions or comments regarding our processing of your personal data, please contact us at
You can also contact our data protection officer at


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