Information about special subsidies for cultural magazines

Special subsidies for cultural magazines are intended to support cultural diversity, diverse sources of information and pluralism in society.

The subsidies are intended for cultural magazines published in Finland and online publications that maintain a diverse social discussion about culture, science, art or different worldviews.

These subsidies support:

  • Diverse sources of information
  • Social pluralism
  • Cultural diversity

These subsidies may be awarded to cultural magazines:

  • That are of high quality
  • That are published in printed format, online or as a visual magazine in Finland
  • That appear at least three times a year (printed format and visual magazines)
  • That are updated regularly (online magazines)
  • That are available to everyone
  • That have been published for at least one year

These subsidies are intended to cover costs related to the publishing of cultural magazines or promoting circulation. The community behind the magazine must commit to supporting the publication financially. The publisher must have previous experience with publishing cultural magazines in printed or electronic format. 

These subsidies are not awarded:

  • To cultural magazines that serve a community’s internal communications (e.g. magazines for members)
  • Scientific journals
  • For special editions or anniversary issues

The minimum amount of each subsidy is 5000 euros. Special subsidies are not awarded to cover the costs of a community’s regular operations (see operational subsidies).

Applications and the operations of applicants are evaluated by Taike’s panel for cultural magazines. Decisions are taken by the Director of Taike based on a proposal by a Special Advisor.