Grants may be applied by individuals, organisations, associations and institutions with an address in Norway and that have activities within the given framework. The Foundation prioritizes cultural activities within the fields of architecture, visual arts, design, film and photo, music, theatre, dance and literature.
New bilateral forms of co-operation are given priority, and this means that Nordic projects are not necessarily considered. Single projects will gain priority over annual events. The Foundation does not provide full financing for projects. There are in existence a number of other Nordic possibilities for financial backing, for example The Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point.
The annual amount available varies from year to year.
Applications relating to projects already completed or initiated will not be considered.