The Board of Cultural Affairs seeks to enforce the cultural and social offers to students that are members of SiO (The Foundation for Student Life in Oslo and Akershus), by making grants to cultural and social initiatives taken by students. The Board of Cultural Affairs is made up of 11 students that are elected by the Welfare Council.
Primarily, The Board of Cultural Affairs supports students’ associations, although individuals and projects may also be given financial support. New associations may be given grants that are to support the establishment process, new equipment etc. Every year, The Board of Cultural Affairs receives and considers about 300 applications, and gives out approximately 2.9 million Norwegian kroners. These financial means are a part of the registration fee paid by students every semester.
In order for a students’ association to apply to The Board of Cultural Affairs, it needs to have its own by-laws, passed by the association’s general meeting. The by-laws must state the association’s purpose. Also, associations at the University of Oslo, must be registered on their websites.
How to apply
Applications to The Board of Cultural Affairs are made at SiOs websites. You need to log in and go to ”Min forening” («My association»). Write a description of your association, upload by-laws and financial statement, and fill in the application form. The application will automatically be forwarded to The Board of Cultural Affairs, which will consider it at their next meeting.
In 2017, the deadlines for applying to The Board of Cultural Affairs are the following:
Deadline for sending in applications in the spring is:
- 15th of January – meeting: 29th of January
- 8th of February – meeting: 22th of February
- 8th of March– meeting: 22th of March (NB! student cabins)
- 5th of April – meeting: 26th of April
- 17th of May – meeting: 31st of May.
- 7th of June – meeting: 22nd of june (also deadline for applications to semester start events)
Deadline for sending in applications in the fall is:
- 23th of August – meeting: 6th of September
- 20th of September– meeting: 4th of October
- 1st of November – meeting: 15th of November
- 6th of November – meeting: 6th of December
The first deadline in 2018 is on the 10th of January, and the corresponding meeting is held on the 24th of January.
There is more information on criterias for applicants and on how to apply, to be found on the websites of SiO Associations. A translation of the Statutes of Kulturstyret can be read here
Questions about The Board of Cultural Affairs may be answered by:
Suzanne Sagli (Secretary for Welfare Council) for questions on how to apply
+47 228 58 606
Felicitas Scheffknecht (president of The Board of Cultural Affairs), for general questions
Those who receive grants from The Board of Cultural Affairs, must place their logo on printed matters. There are three versions of the logo: