Grants and subsidies

Taike awards around 40 million euros a year in grants and subsidies for the promotion of the arts and culture.


Taike and its 20 arts councils and two separate boards award around 20 million euros a year in grants to professional artists. Artist grants account for approximately 11 million euros of the total amount.

Grants are awarded to individuals and working groups formed by them.


Taike awards more than 8 million euros a year in operational subsidies and special subsidies to more than 150 communities. Special subsidies account for approximately 2.7 million euros of the total amount.

Subsidies are awarded to registered and legal communities, such as associations, foundations, cooperatives, companies and municipalities.

Last modified: 02.10.2019

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Grants for mobility

The call for applications for grants for mobility in the arts (mobility grants) is suspended until further notice as of midday (12 noon) on 20 March 2020 due to travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Applications submitted to the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) before the suspension, however, shall be processed normally. A possible call for applications in the second half of the year shall be announced separately on the Taike website at a later date.

Application period: 12.01.2021 - 15.03.2021

Library grants for writers and translators

Library grants are intended for creative work of writers and translators.

Application period: 12.01.2021 - 01.02.2021

Library subsidies

Library subsidies are intended for elderly authors and translators who are in difficult financial circumstances, and for authors and translators who are facing financial difficulties due to illnes or disability to work.

Application period: 12.01.2021 - 01.02.2021

Public Display Grants

Public display grants are intended for professional artists in the fields of the visual arts, media art and design whose works may be displayed publicly.

Application period: 12.01.2021 - 01.02.2021


Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Hakaniemenranta 6, PL 1001
00531  Helsinki

Tel. +358 295 330 700

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