Roman travelers play traditional folk music. Photo: Susanne Kronholm.Roman travelers play traditional folk music. Photo: Susanne Kronholm.Roman travelers play traditional folk music. Photo: Susanne Kronholm.

Roman travelers play traditional folk music. Photo: Susanne Kronholm.

Our specific Government remit

We have several special Government remits concerning international exchange and collaboration.

The remits are described in the letter of regulation and concerns:

 

  • The Cities of Refuge programme

    We work to include more cities in Sweden in ICORN, (the International Cities of Refuge Network), and become cities of refuge for threatened artists. In addition, we work to facilitate for the artists of refuge in Sweden to be in the public eye. We do this through different types of information and through awarding grants to projects, giving artists of refuge possibilities to participate in public and artistic contexts.

 

  • Creative Europe

    We are the national contact for the EU cultural programme Creative Europe. We advise organisations wanting to apply and spread knowledge on the programme and on European cultural collaboration.

 

  • Unesco

    We are the national contact for the Unesco 2005 Convention 2005 on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

 

  • ALMA – the world's largest award for literature for children and young people

    We administer the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award – the world's largest award for literature for children and young people – the prize is awarded yearly. Our Alma secretariat works with administration and communication concerning the prize.