Do you or your group plan to apply for arts funding for a project?

Cultural projects can apply for public funding with Smart. The project receives a professionally managed administration supported by an advisor and can employ its project members. Smart is the applicant organization and takes care of administration, employer responsibility and managing all project costs such as invoices from project participants with their own company (enskild firma).

To be able to apply for cultural support with Smart, the applicant must be a paying member of the cooperative.

The applicant i.e the cultural creator or group stands for content and quality in the application and takes responsibility for the implementation of the project.

NOTE: Smart does not write any applications but can help review the project budget.

Smart takes responsibility for reporting the project’s finances according to the funding organization’s guidelines.
Smart stands for all VAT costs in the project. This means that 0 kr will disappear from arts funding in VAT costs. In short: More culture for the money!

All projects in Smart are assigned an advisor who is experienced in managing arts projects and knows culture, administration and economics. You can always turn to your advisor for questions. The advisor is available as an administrative support during the project period. However, it is important that each project has one or two producers / project manager who takes administrative responsibility for the project and holds the contact with Smart.

All Smart projects also have access to Smart’s templates, budget templates, contract templates, etc. in Swedish and English.
Have you received a personal grant or cultural scholarship for you as an individual and wish to use this for a multi-participant project? Then you can transfer the scholarship / cultural support and let Smart manage all costs and wages in the project. The big advantage of this is that Smart pays all VAT costs and that these are not charged to your project budget. This can mean a big saving for the project.

Who uses Smart? Perhaps you lack your own structure in the form of a society or company? You might want to transfer boring project management to Smart? Your association / company is non-VAT registered and you want to make use of Smart’s offer to pay the project’s VAT costs?
NOTE: It is important to check with the financier that they approve Smart as applicant organization. Some financiers  may require that only non-profit associations (ideella föreningar) or local organizations can apply for funding. Let us know the answer and we’ll see if there is a solution.

What does it cost?

Smart Production house charges a fee of between 7,5% and 10% on the total amount of the project. We set the fee in dialogue with you who are looking for. If the project has its own producer, it affects that fee. Below you can see our benchmarks:

7,5%: Applications with up to 3 project participants employed in Smart, up to 3 cost items (eg invoices from self-employed participants, receipts, subscriptions)

8.5%: Applications for up to 8 project participants employed in Smart, up to 10 cost items (eg invoices from participants with own company, receipt, subscriptions)

10%: All projects with more than 8 participants, international projects, projects with over 10 cost items

Interested? Contact us at Smart and tell us about the project, how much you intend to apply for, who will be included in the project, scope and possible partners. Please book a meeting with us at Nytorgsgatan 15A if you are in Stockholm on 08 122 00 680 alternatively by phone or Zoom if you are in another place.