The Culture Board allocates grant to student associations. Individuals and various projects can also apply for grant. New organizations and activities can receive specific funding for their startups. Each year the Culture Board receives between 250 and 300 applications and delegates around 2.9 million kroner in grant funding. This funding comes from the semester fee students pay.

Student associations applying for grants must have their own statute that is approved by their general assembly. The statute must also include detailed information about the purpose of the association.  Associations at UiO and HiOA must be registered at Registration regulation for Student Associations

How to apply

To apply for a grant from the Culture Board, please log into SiO web page and click on »Associations». You can then add information about your association, upload statute and fill out the application form. The application will automatically be sent to the Culture Board and will be evaluated at the next meeting.

SiO association offers know-how and support to student associations seeking grant from the Culture Board.  To sign up for the course, click here.

NB! You will find Budget and accounting set up here. For more information about the course, click here


For questions about application deadline, dates for meetings and how to apply and send in application, contact our administrations counselor Elella Daba by telephone 22858606.

Our telephone hours are Monday 11:00-13:00 and Thursday 11:00-13:00. Alternatively you can send an email to

For any other inquires about the Culture Board or for detailed information about statutes and applications process of the Culture Board; send email to Culture Board leader Idun Kløvstad

Her office hours are on Mondays 08:00-12:00 and Fridays 10:00-12:00 at Villa Eika.

Application deadlines

Application deadlines to The Culture Board 2019

Deadline for applications Meeting date Notes
Saturday 19. January Saturday 2. February Spring seminar
Wednesday 13. February Wednesday 27. February
Wednesday 27. March Wednesday 10. April Cabin applications
Thursday 2. May Wednesday 15. May
Wednesday 5. June Wednesday 19. June Semester start application
Saturday 17. August Weekend 31. August – 1. September
Wednesday 11. September Wednesday 25. September
Wednesday 9. October Wednesday 23. October
Wednesday 20. November Wednesday 4. December

Application Deadlines to The Culture Board  2018

Deadline for applications Meeting date Notes
Sunday 7. January Wednesday 24. January Student medias
Wednesday 7. February Wednesday 21. February
Wednesday 7. March Wednesday 21. March Cabin applications
Wednesday 11. April Wednesday 25. April
Wednesday 9. May Wednesday 23. May
Wednesday 6. June Wednesday 20. June Semester start applications
Saturday 11. August Weekend – 25-26. August Startup seminar
Wednesday 26. September Wednesday 10. October
Wednesday 24. October Wednesday 7. November
Wednesday 21. November Friday 7. December

For the Culture Board’s Action Plan 2019, Click here

For more information about The Cultural Board and its mandate, Click here

For information about Grant eligibility criteria, Click here

For additional information about the application process from The Culture Board’s leader, Click here