About us

This is Culture and Quality 


• We are a nonprofit NGO (non-governmental organization) supporting the development of quality in the arts made by artists with a learning disability or neuropsychiatric disability. 

• We believe in the capacity of the artist. 

• We work with ways of displaying and promoting the arts made by artists with a learning disability or neuropsychiatric disability

• We inform about the UN convention on the right of persons with disabilities: article 30 and the right to participate in the cultural life of society.

• Our firm belief is that critique promotes quality and development of the arts, hence our name Culture and Quality. 

About us

The KoK grant

KoK has a grant. The first award ceremony was held in 2020 and is a yearly award. KoK chooses the receiver of the grant.

To get awarded the KoK grant, you have been working with Article 30 in the UN:s “Convention on the rights for people with disabilities” for the enrichment of society and culture.

KoK urges the importance of every cultural worker to have a place and voice in society.
Article 30 is a reason why KoK exists.
 
A grant committee on the board chooses who, among the nominees, will receive the KoK grant.

 The winner will receive 5000 SEK, a piece of art, and the challenge prize “Angeldemon” made by Robert Söderholm.

A SHORT MOVIE IN SWEDISH ABOUT OUR GRANT >>>

Do you want to nominate someone? Keep an eye on our calendar, we will announce when it is time to send in a nomination.

Läs om KoK:s stipendiat 2020 >>>
Läs om KoK:s stipendiat 2021 >>>
Läs om KoK:s stipendiat 2022 >>>
Läs om KoK:s stipendiat 2023 >>>
 (Swedish only)

We are a culture agency! 

We have a cultural agency where you can search for artists and various kinds of culture.
As an artist or organization, you can create a profile to show your works. If you organize cultural activities, you are welcome to use our agency to find what you are looking for. 
The agency is in Swedish, so contact us if you have a question!

Search (in swedish)

The Board

Helena Petersson

Chairperson

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Nita Lorimer

Board member

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Anneli Aaltonen Krantz

Secretary and project manager

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Hanna Björklund

Board member

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Olle Norberg

Board member

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Tomas Fogelholm

Board member

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Per Lodenius

Board member

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Niklas Böhme

Board member

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Karin Delén

Board member

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Magnus Östling

Vice Chairperson

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John Hayes

Board member

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Secretariat

Cecilia Tzaou

Project Manager
Culture Agency
Stockholm

+46 (0) 70-42 71 398

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Anneli Aaltonen Krantz

Project Manager
Culture Agency
Stockholm

+46 (0) 70- 936 08 37

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Sara Lilja

Project accountant
Economy
Örebro

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Hedvig Borberg

Administrator
Stockholm

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Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of KoK was on the 27th of April 15.30-17.00 on Zoom and at Telefonfabriken, Stockholm.

Annual meeting documents

Årsrapport
Verksamhetsberättelse 2022
Verksamhetsplan 2023
Budget
Revisionsberättelse
Årsmötesprotokoll
Konstituerande protokoll

Board meeting

Our board meetings are held about 4-5 times a year.

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Statutes

Last revised at the annual meeting 2023-04-27

§ 1 Name and headquarters The name of our association is Culture and Quality – an association for the arts made by artists with learning disabilities and neuropsychiatric disabilities (hereafter mentioned as NPD). Our headquarters are located in Stockholm.

§ 2 Organisation and purpose Culture and Quality is an independent, non-governmental, and non-profit association. 
Purpose: Promote quality in artistry.
Aim: Develop and inform in the area of “quality and artistry made by artists with NPD”. 

§ 3 Financial year Calendar year.

§ 4 Regulations on the work of the association Arrange an annual and national conference on the subject “culture and quality made by artists with NPD”. 
Arrange activities that promote quality in the mentioned area. 
Watch over the development in other countries in the mentioned area.
Create a climate that promotes critique, development, and an atmosphere of learning for organizations in the mentioned area. 
The development of quality in methods.

§ 5 Regulations on membership and exclusion Becoming a member of the association means that you have approved our by-laws and paid the annual fee. A member can be either a private individual or an organization. 
To be excluded from the association means that you oppose our aim and purpose, or do not pay our annual fee.

§ 6 Regulations on setting the annual membership fee  The membership fee is decided at the annual meeting.

§ 7 Regulations on the right to vote and decision making  A single member get one (1) vote. Organizations get ten (10) votes. The annual meeting is the highest decision-making body and will choose the board and the nominating committee.

§ 8 Constitution and regulations of the board  The members of the board consist of 9-13 persons. The constitution of the board is decided by the board itself. 
Board members are elected on a two-year mandate.
The board is representing, looks after, and managing the association.
The board makes its decisions on behalf of the association unless otherwise stated in the by-laws.
The board will meet when the chairman calls upon it, or if at least three board members request it.
The board is able to make decisions if at least half of the board members attend.
Decisions are made by the board by a simple majority. In case of a tied vote, the chairperson’s opinion is assisted, however, the decision is settled by drawing lots.

§ 9 About the accountant  The administration of the board is party to an annual control by an accountant elected by the annual meeting. The accountant should submit the audit report latest 30thof April, each year.

§ 10 Annual meeting The ordinary annual meeting, the decision-making body of the highest level, will be held before the end of May at a time and place decided by the board. The summons will be sent to members of the association at least 14 days in advance of the annual meeting and at least 14 days in advance when an extra annual meeting is held. The summons will be sent via digital channels.
During the ordinary annual meeting, the following agenda shall be treated: 
1. Election of chairperson and secretary for the meeting.
2. Confirmation on the voter’s roll.
3. Election of the votes and protocol controllers.
4. Question on whether the summoning has been correct.
5. Confirmation regarding the agenda of the day.
6. a) The board’s annual report.
b) The board’s annual financial report.
7. The annual audit report.
8. Question on wether the board is granted freedom of liability.
9. Confirmation of the membership fee.
10. Confirmation of the activities and financial budget for the year to come.
11. Election of the board member on a year’s mandate.
12. Election of an accountant.
13. Election of the nominating committee.
14. Procession of propositions made by the board or other propositions.
15. Other questions.
Bigger decisions of great importance to the association are not to be made by the association and its members unless this has been announced in the summons to the annual meeting. 

§ 11 Extra annual meetings An extra annual meeting can be held whenever the board or the accountant calls upon it or 1/10 of the association’s members call upon it by submitting a written request to the board. The content of such a request should address the matter/matters that the extra annual meeting ought to handle. At the extra annual meeting only matters mentioned in the summoning are to be handled.

§ 12 Regulations on changing the by-laws  To make changes in the by-laws a decision during an annual meeting supported by 2/3 of the voters is required. Propositions on the change of by-laws can be made by the members of the association or the board.

§ 13 Disbandment of the association In the case of the disbandment of the association the annual meeting will make that decision with the support of 2/3 of the voters. If the association faces disbandment its resources will be given to an association with a similar aim or a good cause.
A copy of the annual meeting’s protocol handling the disbandment of the association is to be sent to the Swedish Tax Agency requesting the de-registration of the association.