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Creative places

Here you find projects funded in 2016. Grants for 2017 will be announced 30 november 2017.

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

Of the 204 applications received in 2016, Kulturrådet granted 27 projects in residential areas around Sweden. 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.

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.


Viktoria Nguema
Telefon: 08 5192 64 32

Simon Strömberg
Telefon: 08 5192 64 34


Ansökningsperiod 2017 är:
29 augusti - 26 september 2017

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