Information about regional grants

Regional grants are intended for professional artists and art journalists, and/or working groups formed by them. The application period for regional grants is in spring.
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From 2024, you can apply for a regional grant to cover work and expenses using the same application.

  • Decisions on the awarding of regional grants are made by regional arts councils. 
  • Applicants must select which regional arts council to apply to for a regional grant. The regional arts council can be selected according to where you live, where the project is being implemented or where you work, for example.
  • Applicants must also select the artform within which they are applying.
  • Regional grants must be used within two years. Read the call for applications for detailed terms and restrictions.

The minimum amount of each grant is 2500 euros. These grants may be awarded to cover, for example work, material, production or travel expenses.

Applying as an individual

The grant can be applied to cover work and expenses.

You may apply for a grant to cover your own artistic work up to 13,200 euros, which corresponds to six months of work. The amount of the grant is based on 2,200 euros/month.
If the grant is awarded for a period of at least four months, you must take out pension insurance in accordance with the Farmers’ Pension Act (MYEL), which also covers grant recipients.

Applying as a working group

Working groups can apply for a grant to cover work and expenses.

The application must be made by the contact person for the working group. The names of the other members of the working group must 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.