Circolo Scandinavo is a Nordic association based in Rome since 1860. The organisation enhance a cultural exchange between the Nordic region, Italy and the rest of world.  


For the time being Circolo Scandinavo is dealing with an extremely difficult financial situation which forces us to make unprecedented decisions. For more than 30 years, the main financial support has come from the Nordic Council of Ministers, but following their “Vision 2030”, substantial amounts have been transferred from the cultural sector to the sector of environment and climate. Their plan has led to a total cut of the support to Circolo scandinavo in 2024. We totally agree that climate change is our main challenge but we are convinced that culture and art have to be part of the transition. 


The Board and the Director are working hard to find a solution, with financial support from the Nordic council of ministers, other Nordic institutions, but also from national public and private funds. 


Considering the current situation it is impossible for us to open the residency programme from October 2024. During the coming months, the Nordic Research Institutes and Embassies in Rome will support us by using our premises. We really hope to be able to open the residency programme again as soon as possible and we will keep you informed about any changes in our plans.


On behalf of the board,


Marie Kraft