The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) is an expert and service agency for promoting the arts. Taike together with its arts councils and boards awards grants to professional artists and subsidies to communities in the field of the arts. Annually, Taike allocates 34 million euros as grants and subsidies.
Each year Taike receives 14,000 applications on which it makes decisions. These decisions are based on peer reviews within its expert bodies. Altogether, 250 peer reviewers are involved in the decision-making prosess.
Taike has 80 employees. Half of these are administrative staff and half are regional artists working on arts promotion projects throughout the country on the basis of fixed-term employment contracts.
Taike operates under the supervison of the Ministry of Education and Culture and is funded from the state art budget.
Taike has a head office in Helsinki, as well as regional and branch offices.
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