Taike awards 304 artist grants, of which one in six to young artists

10.09.2018

Sirkku Ketola was awarded a five-year artist grant in the field of the visual artists. A Body Called Paula (2018) durational performative print installation at Galleria Huuto, March 2018. Photo: Katri Saarela.

The arts councils of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) have awarded 304 artist grants. Most of these grants were allocated to professional artists in the fields of the visual arts, literature, music and theatre.

The duration of the artist grants varies from half a year to five years starting from the beginning of 2019. 
 
Over half of the grant recipients are women, as were over half of all applicants. The share of women is highest in the field of design, where they account for almost 90 percent. Approximately two-thirds of grant recipients in the fields of dance, performance art and the performing arts, as well as art journalism, are women.
 
Out of all artist grants for music, almost half were awarded to women, who accounted for just over a third or applicants in this field. Female musicians and composers applied mainly for shorter grants. Only one-fifth of applications for five-year grants were made by women, and all five-year grants were awarded to men. 
 
One in six grant recipients is a young artist
 
A portion of the artist grants were allocated in advance for young artists or artists at the beginning of their careers. This year, 49 of the grant recipients are under the age of 35. 
 
The proportion of young artists varies according to artform. In the field of illustrations and comics, half of the grant recipients are young artists. At least a quarter of recipients are young artists also in the fields of music, dance and circus art, as well as performance art and the performing arts. Among the performing arts, the share of young artists is less than ten percent only in the field of theatre. No young artists are represented among the media artists who received artist grants, and not a single young translator applied for a grant.
 
Majority of grant recipients live in Uusimaa
 
Three-quarters of the artist grants were awarded to artists living in the Uusimaa region, where the majority of applicants also live. Most grants awarded to artists in the Uusimaa region were in the fields of media art, cinema, photographic art, theatre and music. The majority of applicants in these artforms – at least two-thirds – were also from Uusimaa. Over 60 percent of all applicants for artist grants were from Uusimaa.
 
Visual artists, writers, translators and critics account for the highest proportion of grant recipients living elsewhere in Finland. Almost 40 percent of writers who received artist grants live outside of Uusimaa, compared to 44 percent of writers who applied for artist grants. A third of visual artists who were awarded artist grants also live outside of Uusimaa.
 
Eight percent of all artist grants were awarded to artists living in the Varsinais-Suomi region and five percent to artists living in the Pirkanmaa region. Seven artist grants were awarded to artists living in Lapland and six to artists living in Northern Ostrobothnia (two percent of the total), five to artists living in Häme and three to artists living in North Savo. Individual grants were awarded to artists living in other regions.
 
One in nine applicants awarded a grant
 
On average, one in nine applicants was awarded a grant. The most competition for grants was in the fields of the visual arts and multidisciplinary art, where fewer than 10 percent of applicants were awarded grants. The least competition was in the field of architecture, where nearly every other applicant was awarded a grant.
 
Altogether almost 2700 applications were received, which is five percent more than in the previous year.
 
Around 70 experts provide peer reviews
 
After Taike decides how the grants are to be distributed between the different artforms, the national arts councils for each artform select the recipients. 
 
The seven national arts councils have broad expertise within their specific fields of the arts. The members of the arts councils are all professionals or other experts in their fields who serve two-year terms. This year around 70 experts provided peer reviews.
 
The arts councils evaluate the artistic merits of the applicants, such as their previous artistic activities and working plans. They also take into account such factors as age, gender, place of residence and language.
 
Over 600 professional artists work in state artist grants each year, representing approximately three percent of all artists in Finland. The tax-free amount of each artist grant is 1,709 euros per month, from which the grant recipient must pay for compulsory pension and accident insurance. The total amount of artist grants is approximately 11.5 million euros per year. The awarding of grants is based on the Artist Grants Act (734/1969).
 
Further information: Esa Rantanen, Head of Arts Support, esa.rantanen@taike.fi, t. +358 295 330 720
 
Note: Eight grant recipients have not given their consent to have their names published.
 
Architecture
 
3-year
Ilonen Pia, Helsinki
Kaipia Jouni, Helsinki
 
1-year
Kajaste Helmi, Helsinki
Korkka Mauri, Helsinki
Böök Netta, Helsinki
Perkkiö Miia, Helsinki
 
6-month
Kaarsalo Simo, Tampere 
Kalliala Martti, Turku
 
Cinema
 
5-year
Kuosmanen Juho, Helsinki
Maikkula Melli, Helsinki
 
3-year
Gauriloff Katja, Rovaniemi
Ijäs Jan, Helsinki
Malkki Tomi, Helsinki
 
1-year
Aalto Reetta, Helsinki
Koiso-Kanttila Visa, Espoo
Tuomainen Hannu, Helsinki
Saari Kirsikka, Helsinki
Vuorinen Elli, Kaarina
 
6-month
Björklund Maria, Helsinki
Härkönen Mariko, Hyvinkää
Oroza Benjamin, Helsinki
Virtanen Ismo, Hyvinkää
 
Literature
 
Writers
 
5-year artist professor grant
Kiiskinen Jyrki, Helsinki 
Peltoniemi Sari, Lempäälä
 
5-year
Huotarinen Vilja-Tuulia, Helsinki
Kuisma Hanna-Riikka, Pori
Lampela Pasi, Helsinki
Niemi Marjo, Helsinki
Pääskynen Markku, Helsinki
Salmenniemi Harry, Jyväskylä
Tahvanainen Sanna, Helsingfors
 
3-year
Blasim Hassan, Helsinki 
Erämaja Anja, Helsinki
Fagerholm Monika, Tenala
Kivelä Malin, Helsingfors
Lehikoinen Tiina, Tampere
Rasi-Koskinen Marisha, Tampere
Saxell Jani, Helsinki 
Slunga Heli, Oulu
 
1-year
Ahvenjärvi Juhani, Tampere
Antsalo Veera, Helsinki
Filander Erkka, Espoo
Hiidensalo Venla, Helsinki
Hurskainen Antti, Helsinki
Hytönen Ville, Tallinna 
Kivimäki Arto, Riihimäki
Lindelöf My, Helsingfors
Meresmaa J.S., Tampere
Mäkelä J. Pekka, Helsinki
Mörö Mari, Mikkeli
Parkko Tommi, Turku
Rauma Iida, Turku
Riikonen Matias, Helsinki
Rouhiainen Elina, Helsinki
Sinivaara Olli, Helsinki
 
6-month
Happonen Kaisa, Helsinki
Klingenberg Malin, Jakobstad
Kozlov Daniil, Turku
Kyyrönen Sirpa, Helsinki
Mykkänen Erkka, Helsinki
Mällinen Jarno, Oulu
 
Translators
 
5-year
Toivanen, Lotta, Helsinki
 
3-year
Nikula Jaana, Helsinki
Pajunen Jukka-Pekka, Helsinki
 
1-year
Aaltonen Einari, Turku
Karjalainen Heikki, Helsinki
Milonoff Aleksi, Helsinki
Salminen Raimo, Tampere
 
6-month
Anttonen Kaija, Inari
Nuopponen Tommi, Helsinki
 
Visual arts
 
5-year
Aho Heini, Turku
Bruno Diego, Helsinki
Heikkilä Alma, Helsinki
Hellberg Karoliina, Helsinki
Ketola Sirkku, Turku
Laitinen Tuomas, Helsinki
Oikarinen Antti-Ville, Loppi
Pienimäki Outi, Helsinki
Puustinen Merja, Espoo
Raatikainen Samu, Turku
Reinhard Aurora, Helsinki
Räbinä Paavo, Helsinki
Vainio Elina, Helsinki
 
3-year
Enkenberg Erno, Espoo
Helasvuo Maija, Hyvinkää
Kraama Jonna, Tampere
Laitinen Antti, Somero
Marila Heikki, Turku
Myllylä Salla, Helsinki
Niemelä Jaakko, Helsinki
Peura Eeva, Helsinki
Peura Meri, Janakkala
Raitanen Tiina, Helsinki
Sirén Pia, Loviisa
Tuomaala Martta, Helsinki
Uutinen Marianna, Helsinki
 
1-year
Ant-Wuorinen Anna-Kaisa, Somero
Apajalahti Sampo, Helsinki
Auskalnyte Roma, Helsinki
Balomenos Panagiotis, Helsinki
Court John, Tornio
Gråhn Krister, Mänttä-Vilppula
Haapoja Terike, Espoo
Halinen Kaisaleena, Espoo
Havia Sami, Helsinki
Herrera Inma, Helsinki
Karhu Mika, Hyvinkää
Khaled Yassine, Helsinki
Kokko Tapani, Orimattila
Korkalo Tuomas, Rovaniemi
Koski-Vähälä Sari, Helsinki
Kuorinki Mikko, Helsinki
Mattila Jaakko, Helsinki
Nagy Daniel, Oulu
Nykyri Anna, Helsinki
Palmu Tiina, Helsinki
Pernu Jaakko, Kälviä
Piilola Tamara, Helsinki
Salmenkivi Maiju, Helsinki
Sandison Charles, Tampere
Vehosalo Kari, Helsinki
 
6-month
Gryta Ilmari, Janakkala
Hietanen Liisa, Hämeenkyrö
Kuparinen Katri, Imatra
Lindqvist Robin, Helsingfors
Mustonen Kalle, Helsinki
Oikarinen Mari, Rovaniemi
Palosaari Sari, Helsinki
Rahmati Elham, Helsinki
 
Illustrations
 
3-year
Pikkujämsä Matti, Helsinki
 
1-year
Sormunen Riikka, Helsinki
 
Media art
 
5-year
Nissinen Erkka, Helsinki
 
3-year
Ruscica Jani, Helsinki
Viita Milja, Porvoo
 
1-year
Huber Saarikko Sasha, Helsinki
Långström Minna, Helsinki
Pelkki Sini, Helsinki
Yli-Annala Kari, Helsinki
 
6-month
Blom Risto-Pekka, Tampere
Moilanen Milla, Vantaa
 
Multidisciplinary art
 
3-year 
Nikkilä Anton, Helsinki
Rättö Mika, Pori
Wallinheimo-Heimonen Jenni-Juulia, Nurmijärvi
 
1-year 
Fält Emma Vilina, Kuopio
Stadlbauer Christina, Helsinki
 
6-month
Auer Camille, Turku
Hakkarainen Seija, Jyväskylä
Kallinen Mikko, Helsinki
Lehtinen Petri Yrjänä, Helsinki
Puhakka Eeva-Liisa, Kouvola
Pöysti Juho, Helsinki
 
Design
 
5-year
Naamanka Samuli, Espoo
Rista Ilona, Helsinki
Syvänoja Janna, Helsinki
 
3-year
Jantunen Alma, Nuutajärvi
Maljojoki Mia, München
Panchamia Deepa, Raasepori
 
1-year
Hovila Soile, Karkkila
Korkeila Maria, Helsinki
Kurvinen Mervi, Helsinki
Leskelä Niina, Helsinki
Puoskari Maija, Helsinki
Söderkultalahti Matti, Salo
 
6-month
Honkanen Elina, Helsinki
Itkonen Laura, Helsinki
Rantala Maikki, Helsinki
Man Yau, Helsinki
 
Music
 
5-year
Auvinen Antti, Helsinki
Hassinen Mikko, Espoo
Häkkinen Aapo, Helsinki
Pohjola Verneri, Helsinki
Pohjonen Kimmo, Helsinki
 
3-year
Fredriksson Linda, Helsinki
Haapamäki Sampo, Helsinki
Kauhanen Maija, Helsinki
Kumela Petri, Helsinki
Pyysalo Severi, Turku
Tervomaa Jonna, Helsinki
 
1-year
Heininen Matti, Turku
Huhtala Jori, Helsinki
Hänninen Maria, Helsinki
Järvelä Aili, Helsinki
Kallio Matti, Helsinki
Karjalainen Mikko Gunu, Helsinki
Kauranne Amanda, Helsinki
Klami Markku, Helsinki
Koskinen Kerkko, Helsinki
Kujala Susanne, Vantaa
Lampela Jussi, Kokkola
Luoma Jaakko, Vihti
Luoto Meriheini, Helsinki
Maans Marianne, Turku
Paldanius Terhi, Espoo
Prättälä Tuomo, Helsinki
Ruuskanen Maija, Helsinki
Sallinen Lauri, Rovaniemi
Salokoski Emma, Vantaa
Simanainen Mia, Helsinki
Sippola Laura, Helsinki
Viljamaa Milla, Helsinki
Zinovjev Sauli, Helsinki
Åström Annemarie, Kirkkonummi
 
6-month
Eroma Virpi, Helsinki
Heikinheimo Siljamari, Helsinki
Nora Anna, Helsinki
Vainio Kalle, Helsinki
 
Theatre
 
5-year
Lahti Jarkko, Porvoo
Numminen Katariina, Helsinki
Nuutinen Veikko, Helsinki
 
3-year
Klein Anni, Helsinki
Väntsi Timo, Turku
 
1-year
Bergroth Aina, Helsinki
Brede Heini, Helsinki
Bremer Max, Helsingfors
Huitila Jukka, Helsinki
Keski-Vähälä Sami, Järvenpää
Kozma David, Helsinki
Kuuluvainen Valto, Helsinki
Lehmuskallio Alma, Helsinki
Mikkola Antti, Tampere
Mäkelä Soile, Helsinki
Parkkinen Seppo, Turku
Pietiäinen Pietu, Helsinki
Saatsi Riko, Sipoo
Salo Elisa, Helsinki
Tikkanen Riina, Helsinki
Vasama Tuukka, Porvoo
 
6-month
Aminoff Sofia, Pornainen
Eronen Tommi, Porvoo
Gassot Marc, Helsinki
Halonen Laura, Helsinki
Heiskanen Marika, Pirkkala
Honkakoski Reetta, Helsinki
Kilpeläinen Raisa, Helsinki
Laine Mira, Helsinki
Moila Sini, Helsinki
Murtola Veera-Maija, Helsinki
Pellinen Janne, Helsinki
Viikka Salla, Helsinki
Väätänen Heidi, Helsinki
 
Performance art and the performing arts
 
1-year
O'Reilly Kira, Helsinki
 
6-month
Kukkonen Julia, Kuopio
Valkeapää Juha, Helsinki
 
Comics
 
1-year
Kovács Kati, Espoo
Kukko Aapo, Oulu
Valve Emmi, Porvoo
Volle Karstein, Helsinki
 
Circus art
 
5-year
Kaikula Henna, Rovaniemi
 
3-year
Kosonen Sanja, Saint-Sulpice-des-Landes, France
 
1-year
Hakanpää Salla, Helsinki
 
6-month
Abonce Muhonen Elice, Nummi-Pusula
Björn Inga, Helsinki
Peistola Sasu, Helsinki
Vuorinen Tuomas, Helsinki
 
Art journalism
 
3-year
Mononen Sini, Helsinki
 
1-year
Heinonen Heidi, Kempele
Raivio Herman, Helsinki
Vuorela Mervi, Helsinki
 
6-month
Airola Laura, Helsinki
Brander Juhani, Turku
 
Dance
 
5-year art professor grant
Halonen Joona, Helsinki
Soini Katri, Helsinki
 
5-year 
Heikinheimo Ismo-Pekka, Helsinki
Hirvanen Maija, Helsinki
 
3-year
Lahti Antti, Kuopio
Lindy Pia, Helsinki
Mustonen Anna, Helsinki
Rajakangas Janina, Helsinki
 
1-year
Iduozee Ima, Helsinki
Lehtinen Milla, Oulu
Orpana Mikko, Helsinki
von Bagh Jenni-Elina, Helsinki
 
6-month
Bukareva Diina, Tampere
Girod Elias, Helsinki
Kosola Riikka, Kaarina
Lundén Katja, Helsinki
Nevanlinna Vera, Helsinki
Väisänen Anna-Maria, Kuopio
 
Light and sound art
 
6-month
Aalto Timo A., Salo (light art)
Häkkinen Leena, Porvoo (sound art)
Riikonen Taina, Helsinki (sound art)
Salvesen Alexander, Turku (light art)
 
Photographic art
 
5-year
Susiraja Iiu, Turku
Söderlund Marja, Helsinki
 
3-year
Duncker Henrik, Helsinki
Kantanen Sandra, Hanko
Noronkoski Juuso, Helsinki
Seppo Sanni, Helsinki
 
1-year
Gaál Miklos, Amsterdam
Hannula Eeva, Helsinki
Malmström Henrik, Espoo
Niittyvirta Pekka, Helsinki
Päiväläinen Riitta, Helsinki
 
6-month
Kaski Heikki, Kirkkonummi
Nieminen Viivi, Helsinki
 
Environmental art
 
1-year
Laakkonen Juha, Helsinki

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