Grants may be applied for by individuals, organisations, associations and institutions with an address in Norway and that have activities within the given framework. The Foundation gives priority to cultural activities within the fields of architecture, visual arts, design, film and photo, music, theatre, dance and literature. 

New forms of bilateral co-operation will be given priority, so that Nordic projects will not necessarily be evaluated. Single projects will gain priority over repeat 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.

NB: Applicants with an address in Finland must apply to The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Foundation.