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
Grants for mobility
Call for applications
19.11.2019 - 02.03.2020
The deadline for submitting applications is 4:00pm on the last day of the application period.
Grant application during the above application period may be submitted online. Click on the link below to access the online service (the service is available in Finnish and in Swedish only). To log in you will require eBanking identifiers, a mobile certificate or an electronic ID card.
The Arts Promotion Centre Finland requires that applicants familiarise themselves with the call for applications before filling in the application.
Applications for grants for mobility are invited on a continuous basis, so you can submit your application at any time during the year. However, applications must always be submitted before undertaking trips to be covered by the grant.
The year is divided into three application periods so that applications received within each period can be processed together. These application periods end in February, August and November. Applications submitted before the November deadline can be used to apply for trips at the end of the same year or the beginning of the next year. Applications submitted for earlier deadlines can be used to apply for trips undertaken during the same year.
- Application period ending in February: for trips undertaken during the same year
- Application period ending in August: for trips undertaken during the same year
- Application period ending in November: for trips at the end of the same year or the beginning of the next year
The objective of grants for mobility are intended for professional artists or working groups formed by them, as well as for experts in different fields of the arts. Private persons carrying on trade (private traders) may also apply. These grants are intended for private individuals and not for communities.
The objective of grants for mobility is to promote the international mobility and networking of artists and art experts living in Finland.
Applications and the activities of applicants are evaluated by civil servants. Experts may be asked for their opinions. Decisions are taken by the Director of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland based on a proposal by a special advisor.
Grants for mobility are intended to cover the costs of trips abroad. These trips must be connected to projects that are significant artistically or in terms of a specific artform, and in connection with which the applicant shall
- appear or present his/her art outside of Finland
- work at an artist residence
- develop his or her own work
- promote the working environment within the artform.
Grants for mobility may be used to cover the costs of trips abroad insofar as other funding is not available.
Acceptable costs include
- travel tickets (using the least expensive form of public transport)
- reasonable accommodation costs
- artist residence costs
- other direct travel costs
- reasonable living costs (working costs)
Costs should be budgeted for at least the amount being applied for. Working costs may be included in the budget.
Grants for mobility may not be used to cover
- material costs
- production costs
- freight charges
- daily allowances
- trips within or to Finland
- familiarisation trips
- competition trips
- studies abroad leading to a degree
Applications must include the applicant’s working plan for the planned trip and a realistic estimate of travel costs. In addition, other possible funding for the trip and appearance fees must be stated in the application.
A separate application must be submitted for each trip/project.
Grants for mobility are generally awarded for the amounts of 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 or 5000 euros. Grants awarded to working groups may be for larger amounts. Grants amounting to less than 1000 euros are generally not awarded.
Previously awarded grants are listed on the Taike website.
The awarding of grants is based on a comparison and overall assessment of applications. When evaluating applications, the following three criteria and questions are used, not all of which need to be fulfilled. There is no weighting in the decision-making criteria. The regional distribution and language of applicants are taken into consideration, as is the amount of available funding. Equality and fair treatment are also taken into account. All grants are discretionary.
1. Previous artistic merits of the applicant
- Is the applicant a professional? Are the members of the working group professionals?
- What is the quality of the applicant’s previous artistic works?
- How noteworthy is the applicant in his/her field of the arts?
2. Quality and impact of the project
- How interesting are the project plan and its objectives?
- What is the quality of the project’s artistic content?
- How does the project encourage an understanding of or discussion about art?
- What is the impact of the project regionally, nationally or internationally?
- What kinds of ideas and operating models does the project offer to the field of the arts, artists and audiences?
- What kinds of cooperation partners does the project have?
- How realistic is the project in terms of implementation?
3. Project financing
- How realistic is the project’s budget?
- How essential is the grant for implementing the project?
- Is the amount that has been applied for in proportion to the contents and scope of the project?
- Does the project have other financing? Has other funding been confirmed for the project?
If the applicant is a working group
- The application should be made by the contact person for the working group. The names of the other members of the working group should be included in the application.
- The contact person should include with the application a short description of the artistic activities of each member of the working group.
- Each member of the working group is responsible for how the grant funds are spent and for providing clarification. The contact person for the working group is responsible for submitting the clarification by the deadline.
The working group refers only to those individuals who are undertaking the trip and not the entire working group of the project. Applications may not be submitted on behalf of another person; the contact person must be one of the persons undertaking the trip.
Additional terms and conditions
- The Arts Promotion Centre Finland does not award multiple state grants for the same purpose.
- Grants awarded by other parties are taken into consideration when awarding grants.
- Recipients of grants must use the grant during the year in which it was awarded or no later than during the following year. New grants shall not be awarded if previously awarded grants for the same purpose have not been used.
- Recipients of grants must submit written clarification of how the grant was used after the end of the grant period.
- Grants are awarded on condition that Parliament allocates the required appropriations in its annual State budget.
Grant recipients may not transfer personal grant funds or those of a working group to the account of a company or community.
What to include with your application
- Mandatory: CV of the artist or combined CV for the members of a working group
- A copy of the invitation or confirmation from the foreign collaboration partner or confirmation of acceptance to an artist residence abroad
- In addition, you may also include two more attachments or link to your web page that are relevant to your application. The file names should describe the content. The maximum file size for each attachment is 4Mb.
Grounds for not awarding a grant
- 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 grants 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 grants 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
Applications should be submitted either electronically or on paper (not both).
Notification of decision
All applicants will be notified of the decision in writing approximately two months after the end of the application period. You will be informed by e-mail when the decision can be accessed from our online services. If you do not receive the e-mail to your inbox, check also your junk mail folder. Applicants are responsible for checking their e-mail messages on the address supplied in the application. If you have submitted your application by post, the decision shall be posted to the address you supplied in your application.
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