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Creative places

The Swedish Arts Council allocates SEK 100 million over the period 2016–2018 to projects across Sweden that carry out cultural activities based on the needs of local residents and in collaboration with local stakeholders. Those who live in the area should be included as project participants, cultural practitioners and audiences. The goal is to enable more people to choose, create and enjoy culture where they live.

About the Projects that have received grants

The projects are run by a mixture of organisations in different partnership configurations, in a blend of voluntary organisations, cultural institutions, municipal operations, social movements and networks. Every project represents a unique idea based on the prevailing conditions, needs and commitment of the residential area. Currently, there are 24 creative places around the country.

Read more about the projects that have recieved grants

Who can apply?

Cultural projects comprising at least three partners who work together. At least one of the partners must be active in the cultural sphere, and at least one must be from the residential area in which the cultural activities will take place. The body responsible for the project must have a corporate ID number, but this is not required for the other partners. Municipalities may be involved in the partnership but they cannot be the body responsible for the project.


The grant Kreativa platser (Creative places) is part of Äga rum, a government initiative to encourage cultural activities in residential areas with socioeconomic challenges or low voter turnout. In addition to Kulturrådet’s support, the initiative also includes Statens konstråd’s project Konst händer, which in this context is tasked primarily with producing examples of public art.


Annelie Larsson
Telefon: 08 519 264 71

Simon Strömberg
Telefon: 08 519 264 34


Ansökningsperiod 2017 är:
29 augusti - 26 september 2017

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