Fritt Ord invites applications for grants of NOK 60 000 each for communications activities and discussions based on contemporary factual prose and fiction. For example, funding can be used for debates, seminars, talks with writers or discussion fora.
In recent years, libraries have taken on a whole new role as an arena for public discussions and debates by offering venues for events. Which new topics of debate can the libraries bring into the public space? Which relevant publications and authorships have the potential to capture the interest of a wide audience? Which topics of debate are of concern to young people today? Are there new forms of arrangements that inspire audiences to engage in dialogue and conflicts of opinion?
Applications are invited from public libraries, or from individuals or organisations that have an event agreement with a library. Applications for funding may refer to individual events or for series of events. The initiatives should be carried out in autumn 2018 or in 2019. Applicants are asked to draft a project outline that explains the theme, activities and time frame. Please attach a budget and funding plan.
Through this call for applications, the Fritt Ord Foundation seeks to encourage activities that will promote literature and strengthen public libraries as communications arenas. Applications should be submitted using the form on the website, see www.frittord.no and choose 'Applications Centre'. Mark your submission "Ready, steady, debate!" in the title field.
Deadline for applications: 29 June 2018.
Contact: Oskar Kvasnes, Fritt Ord: Tel. +47 230 14644