Taking Place is an initiative specifically focussed on cultural activity in residential areas with low electoral turnout rates or other socioeconomic challenges. It takes place during the period 2016–2018. The initiative will be founded on the needs, involvement and participation of residents. Participation and empowerment depend on an opportunity for people to exert influence, which also includes influence over art and culture in their own residential area. The Swedish Arts Council allocates earmarked funding to the projects and in addition to this funding, the initiative also covers public art projects under the Public Art Agency Sweden. Government grants may be awarded to a legal person (not a government or municipal body) for projects in new or existing cultural activities. The project must be based on the involvement and participation of those who live in the area in which the cultural activity is to be carried out. The project must also take place in partnership between several actors, at least one of which is a locally based civil society organisation. All in all, the grant must promote diversity, accessibility and gender equality in the cultural activities involved and encourage exchanging experiences and the spreading of knowledge.
Cultural activity in residential areas with low electoral turnout rates or other socioeconomic challenges, founded on the needs, involvement and participation of residents.
Engage people in the local community by using culture to build closer engagement and positive developement in areas with socioeconomic challenges.
2016–2018 the funding amounts to SEK 130 million