Privacy policy and Handling of Personal Data

In Sweden, the data protection regulation (GDPR) applies, which is common to all EU member states. The purpose of it is, among other things, to tighten the security around individuals’ personal data. We also have national legislation, the Data Protection Act, which supplements the data protection regulation.

It is central to the Swedish Arts Grants committee that you should feel confident that we protect your personal integrity. We do this by ensuring that the processing takes place in accordance with current data protection legislation. We also have a data protection officer who checks that we do so.

What is meant by personal data and personal data responsibility?

Personal data is data that can be linked to you in various ways. It can be common information such as your name, email address or postal address, but it can also be, for example, pictures. The Swedish Arts Grants Committees Board is responsible for the processing of all personal data that we collect.

Processing of personal data

By processing is meant when the Swedish Arts Grants Committees Board collects, sorts or processes the data in another way. For example, it may be personal data provided in these contexts:

Subscription to our newsletter

Your data is only saved as long as you are a subscriber and after consent has been given. When you withdraw your consent, we delete your e-mail address, both with us and with the supplier who supplies the software for sending our newsletters.

Why does the Swedish Arts Grants Committee process personal data?

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee is a state authority under the government. Our assignments are regulated in several different legal texts, and therefore it is in the public interest that we process personal data in order to carry out our work.

You have the right to request information, correction, deletion and limitation

Send a signed request to the data protection officer to find out if the Swedish Arts Grants Committees Board processes personal data about you. You have the right to have your personal data corrected if it is incorrect. You also have the right to request deletion of personal data and restriction of processing.

The principle of publicity

Swedish Arts Grants Committees is a government authority and this means that many information sent to us are part of public documents. This includes, among other things, e-mails and information provided in connection with applying for scholarships or grants.

In cases where personal data is included as part of a public document, we may not delete it according to the Swedish constitution. The principle of openness is based on the constitution Freedom of the Press Ordinance, which states that every Swedish citizen has the right to access public documents.

Protected identity

It is important that you who have a protected identity or for some reason must have protected information contact us if your information is provided to us in connection with an application or other matter.

It is the individual’s responsibility to inform the Swedish Arts Grants Committees Board about, for example, protected identity. The Swedish Arts Grants Committees Board does not check whether a person has a confidentiality mark in the population register. It is also the responsibility of the individual to check for himself or herself whether information submitted to the Swedish Arts Grants Committees Board becomes confidential.

ArtNexus Whistleblower Service

We strive to maintain transparency as well as high organizational ethics. Our whistleblowing service provides an opportunity to communicate suspected wrongdoings of the ArtNexus programme affecting people, our organization, society, or the environment. The whistleblowing service makes wrongdoings less likely to occur in the first place and shows our commitment to operating in a fair way. You do not need proof of your suspicions, but all messages must be made in good faith.

Reporting channel, allowing anonymous messaging and dialogue:

You can raise your concern anonymously by using our Reporting channel, managed by a third party, WhistleB.

Contact Us

Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Maria skolgata 83
118 53 Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: +46 8 506 550 00

Data Protection Officer: Erik Hall