Special subsidy for projects that apply the principle "1% of construction costs for art"
Call for applications
15.02.2018 - 19.03.2018
The deadline for submitting applications is 4:00pm on the last day of the application period.
Applications for subsidies may be submitted online during the above application period. Click on the link below to access our online service (the service is available in Finnish and in Swedish only). To log in you will need a Katso ID.
The Arts Promotion Centre Finland requires that applicants familiarise themselves with the call for applications before filling in the application.
This special subsidy is intended for communities such as associations, foundations, cooperatives, municipal federations and companies that procure works of art for building projects in accordance with the principle “1% of construction costs for art”. The projects may be new buildings, buildings undergoing renovation or infrastructure projects. Special subsidies are intended for legal communities only.
Purpose and amount
The subsidy may be used to cover the direct costs of procuring new works of art produced in 2018-2019 in accordance with the principle “1% of construction costs for art”, such as artist fees, material costs, foundation costs, lighting costs, competition costs and planning costs. The subsidy may also be used to cover the maintenance costs of existing works of art procured in accordance with the principle “1% of construction costs for art”. Furthermore, the subsidy may be used to cover communications that promote the principle “1% of construction costs for art”. The subsidy shall be applied for in the form of a special subsidy.
The subsidy may cover a maximum of 50 percent of the project’s approved costs (direct costs related to works of art). The Arts Promotion Centre Finland does not award subsidies amounting to less than 2000 euros. If the project generates a profit, the recipient may be asked to return the subsidy in full or in part.
Special subsidies are not awarded to cover the costs of a community’s regular operations (see Operational Subsidies).
When evaluating applications, attention is paid to the following aspects. These criteria represent general guidelines.
Quality of the project:
- Does the project plan adequately describe the artistic basis of the project?
- Is the project plan credible, are its objectives interesting, and can they be achieved in the proposed way?
- Does the project include sufficient artistic expertise related to the matter.
Scope and impact of the project:
- What is the applicant’s commitment to applying the principle of “1% of construction costs for art”?
- Does the project have local, regional, national or international significance?
- Does the project encourage a broader understanding art or promote debate about art?
- What kinds of new ideas and operating models does the project offer to the artform/artists/audiences?
- Does the project have significance in terms of developing the artform?
Financing and implementation of the project:
- Is the project plan, including its budget, realistic and feasible?
- Is the subsidy that has been applied for essential for carrying out the project?
- Does the project involve cooperation partners?
- How have the community’s finances been managed in previous years?
- Is the amount of the subsidy that has been applied for suitable in terms of the scope and theme of the project?
- What share (%) does the subsidy represent of the total budget for the project?
- Does the project already have confirmed financing? If not, how realistic are the other sources of income (risk management)?
In addition, regional and linguistic factors are also taken into account when evaluating applications, as well as the amount of funding that has been allocated.
Additional terms and conditions
When awarding subsidies, other state subsidies awarded by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and its arts councils, as well as by the Ministry of Education and Culture, are taken into consideration. The Arts Promotion Centre Finland does not award multiple state subsidies for the same purpose.
Obligations of recipients of subsidies:
- To use the subsidy during the year in which it was awarded or no later than during the following year. New subsidies shall not be awarded if previously awarded subsidies have not been used.
- To submit written clarification and a financial statement of how the subsidy was used.
What to include with your application
- Mandatory: The community’s audited financial statements for the previous financial period (income statement and balance sheet)
- In addition, you may also include up to two attachments that are relevant to your application. The file names should describe the content. The maximum file size for each attachment is 4Mb.
- Attachments may not be sent by e-mail.
Applications and attachments will not be returned
Grounds for not awarding a subsidy
- If the application arrives after the application deadline. Applications must be received by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland by 4:00pm on the last day of the application period.
- If the application is incomplete (if the required information has not be delivered to the Arts Promotion Centre Finland following a request for such information)
- If the applicant has not submitted written clarification of previously awarded subsidies before the given deadline.
This subsidy is subject to the Act (657/2012) and statute (727/2012) on Taiteen edistämiskeskus (only in Finnish); Discretionary Government Transfers (688/2001); Administrative Procedure Act (434/2003). The Arts Promotion Centre Finland monitors the use of subsidies and is entitled if necessary to review the finances and activities of the recipient. Arts Promotion Centre Finland monitors the use of subsidies and is entitled if necessary to review the finances and activities of the recipient.
Submitting applications by post
Applications may also be submitted by printing out the application form, filling it in and sending it by post to the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Applications must be received by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland by 4:00pm on the last day of the application period.
Download the application form to your computer (in Finnish/Swedish)
Applications should be submitted either electronically or on paper (not both).
Notification of decision
Applications and the activities of applicants are evaluated by an expert committee representing the national and the regional arts councils. Decisions are taken by the Director of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. All applicants shall receive written notification of the decision.
special advisor Henri Terho, tel. 0295 330 901
tel +358 295 330 700