Application period for Taike grants and subsidies begins on 3 October
Project grants for artists and working groups can be applied for to cover, for example, material costs, working costs and travel costs. The deadline for applications is 4pm on 8 November.
Communities can apply for eight types of subsidies: subsidies for promoting cultural diversity and combating racism, subsidies for promoting cultural wellbeing and inclusion, special subsidies for specific artforms, subsidies for cultural activities in sparsely populated areas, special subsidies for cultural magazines, special subsidies for children’s culture, festival subsidies and operational subsidies. The deadline for applications is 4pm on 1 November.
Cultural diversity subsidies support employment of artists
This year, instead of separate cultural diversity grants for individuals, all artists can apply for a grant within their own field of the arts. The aim is to strengthen the integration of artists belonging to minorities into the Finnish arts sector, and Taike’s arts councils responsible for peer reviews are preparing for this change accordingly. State appropriations for cultural diversity shall be used entirely for subsidies for communities in order to promote cultural diversity and combat racism. These subsidies are also intended to support the employment of artists.
Three-year festival subsidies and operational subsidies
This year’s call for applications includes three-year festival subsidies for the first time. The minimum amount of each three-year festival subsidy is 30,000 euros per year, while the minimum amount of each one-year festival subsidy is 10,000 euros per year. Communities apply for three-year festival subsidies must include with their application the festival’s actual revenues and expenses (realised budget) for the previous four years.
Like last year, communities in different fields of the arts can apply for three-year operational subsidies. The minimum amount of each three-year operational subsidy is 50,000 euros per year.
Subsidies for cultural activities in sparsely populated areas are being offered for the second time.
Online info briefings for applicants on 28 September
Taike will hold two online info briefings on Wednesday 28 September: at 1pm for those applying for Taike grants for artists and working groups and at 3pm for those applying for Taike subsidies for communities. The
Further information: Taike’s customer service firstname.lastname@example.org, t. +358 295 330 700. Phone and chat service Mon–Fri 10am–1pm.