Culture of the Future and Culture Bridge
After the funding profile during the initial years became close to already established culture, the foundation sharpened its funding guidelines and trusted their own initiative even more. Through the rapidly growing network, interesting projects were tracked down and provided with different types of support. New organic patterns were constructed in the field of culture. It is stated in the publication that the foundation’s own initiative has, in essence, changed the system and balances of Swedish culture, by challenging policy levers, that are seldom visible but strong all the same, that permeate cultural life via the state agencies. The foundation has also forced the field to adopt a more conscious attitude towards the concept of renewal.20
Since 2011, a new form of support called Culture Bridge has been established. This function should cooperate with other financiers to make innovative cultural projects possible. The purpose of the support is partly to promote cultural activities based on new expressions, theories or methods, partly to promote new forms of activity and financing within the area of culture. SEK 25 million per year has been allocated to the function beginning in 2011.