Grants and subsidies totalling 765,000 euros awarded to promote cultural diversity and combat racism

Kassandra ry organises cultural workshops in schools.

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) and the National Council for Mobility and Diversity in the Arts have awarded 765,000 euros in grants and subsidies this year for promoting cultural diversity and combating racism.

The National Council for Mobility and Diversity in the Arts awarded grants for art and cultural projects that promote multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue and combat racism. The grants are also intended to enhance the opportunities of artists with immigrant backgrounds or who belong to ethnic minorities to carry out artistic activities and to participate in Finnish art life on an equal basis.

Altogether 36 artists and working groups have been awarded grants for promoting cultural diversity and combating racism. The total number of applications was 197. The awarded grants amounted to 130,000 euros.

Taike also awarded subsidies for promoting cultural diversity and combating racism totalling 635,000 euros. The biggest subsidy, for 45,000 euros, was awarded to Kassandra ry. Venäläinen Kulttuuridemokraattinen Liitto ry received 31,000 euros and Suomen Romaniyhdistys ry 28,000 euros. Altogether 84 communities were awarded subsidies. The total number of applications was 115.

Taike awards these subsidies to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. Taike supports the cultural activities of immigrants and national minorities, projects that combat racism, and the integration of immigrants by means of art and culture. These subsidies are not intended for general activities or projects that promote the integration of immigrants (such as Finnish language courses or employment schemes) or for practicing religion.

The National Council for Mobility and Diversity in the Arts is an expert body of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) that makes decisions on the basis of peer reviews for granting grants and state prizes to artists, artist groups and communities. Taike also consults with the council when awarding subsidies to communities.

Applications are reviewed by the members of the National Council for Mobility and Diversity in the Arts, as well as by the following members of the Panel for Cultural Diversity: Aleksander Anria (theatre director, actor), Riihimäki; Andrea Botero (researcher, service designer), Helsinki; Arnold Chiwalala (artist, educator), Espoo; Nura Farah (author), Helsinki; Sari Pikkarainen (dance instructor), Helsinki; and Tahir Aliyev (TV and film producer), Helsinki.

Further information: Lea Halttunen, Special Advisor, lea.halttunen@taike.fi, t. +358 295 330 713

Grants (total 130 000 €)

Aalto-Setälä Miina, Heinola, 4 000 €
Awarded to a working group (8) For covering the costs of a participatory dance improvisation piece

Abbasi Fardin, Jyväskylä, 2 500 €
Awarded to a working group (3) for recording an album

Ahkami Fereidun, Helsinki, 3 000 €
Awarded to a working group (3) for writing a work of fiction

Ahola Outi, Helsinki, 5 000 €
Awarded to a working group (3) for documenting a multicultural human rights campaign

Al-Nawas Ahmed, Helsinki, 5 000 €
For the production of an Arabic creative writing workshop series

Autio Julia, Helsinki, 4 000 €
Awarded to a working group (5) to cover the working costs of the musical "Meri niin suuri" at the Omapohja Studio of the Finnish National Theatre

Baltzar Veijo, Tammisaari, 1 500 €
Awarded to a working group (2) for translating the film script "Sodassa ja rakkaudessa" into English and For covering the costs of international production negotiations

Crisologo Roxana, Helsinki, 4 500 €
SANAHUONE - Poetry Sound Rooms organised by Sivuvalo Multilingual Literature project

Mikiyas Getachew (Miki Mac), Vantaa, 4 000 €
For the making of a promo recording and music video

Ghanoom Ghatfan, Helsinki, 4 500 €
Awarded to a working group (4) for producing and running the Scandinavian International Film Festival (SCIFF)

Grönqvist Janica, Helsinki, 3 000 €
Awarded to a working group (2) for post-production work the documentary film “Kaikkein heikoimmille", including sound, music and animations

Hamidi Mahdi, Vaasa, 7 000 €
Awarded to a working group (15) For covering the costs of the project “A Bigger Heart: Stories of us”

Haswell Nicholas, Tampere, 2 000 €
Awarded to a working group (2) for directing art workshops and producing animations for immigrant children and young persons

Hänninen Heidi, Helsinki, 4 000 €
For community art in Kontula, Helsinki

Kangas Sunna, Helsinki, 3 000 €
Awarded to a working group (10) for producing the exhibition “Consequences - Sodan seuraukset”

Keva Arsi, Tampere, 1 500 €
Awarded to a working group (2) for designing and printing a wall calendar in the Sami language

Konate Linda, Helsinki, 5 000 €
Awarded to a working group (5) for the contemporary African dance performance “Dambe” with kantele music

Kristinsson Magnus, Helsinki, 2 000 €
A performance piece in cooperation with the Via Negativa group from Slovenia

Kukko Sakari, Helsinki, 3 000 €
Awarded to a working group (10) for producing a recording

Lillqvist Katariina, Helsinki, 8 000 €
For the Romani culture environmental art event "Lasarettileiri"

Lindfors Sonya, Helsinki, 4 000 €
Awarded to a working group (8) to cover the wages of six performers in the Cosmic Latte dance piece

Lukala Maria, Turku, 3 000 €
Awarded to a working group (2) for a community art project and artwork in Lausteen Lähiötupa

Manninen Tuuli, Helsinki, 4 000 €
Awarded to a working group (2) for preparing the “Juurikaiku” sound installation as requested by the Skolt Sámi Cultural Foundation

Mponda Menard, Tampere, 3 000 €
Awarded to a working group (6) for the Menard Mponda and Cheza Ngoma 20th year production

Mughal Maria, Helsinki, 3 000 €
For covering the costs of preparing exhibition pieces

Nieminen Petteri, Liperi, 3 500 €
Awarded to a working group (3) for the project “Multiculturalism in concert music – a concert about minorities among minorities”

Nissi Uma, Oulu, 5 000 €
Awarded to a working group (2) for finishing and printing the book “Kaukovainio – lähiötarinoita”

Osanen Merja (Mekku Osanen), Kokemäki, 2 000 €
Art project “New home and new letters” with asylum seekers

Reichstein Alexander, Helsinki, 2 500 €
For producing the exhibition project “Seven children’s rooms”

Saari Eino, Kajaani, 2 500 €
Awarded to a working group (4) for the community theatre performance “Rinnakkain vieraat”

Shahmardan Kamran, Imatra, 3 000 €
Awarded to a working group (2) for the play “Reviisori”

Tuominen Suvi, Helsinki, 3 000 €
Awarded to a working group (2) for the performance “Tuau”

Turunen Hannele, Joensuu, 3 000 €
Awarded to a working group (2) for preparing and producing a performance

van de Kreeke Keanne, Hirsjärvi, 3 000 €
Awarded to a working group (2) for writing and illustrating an illustrated book

Viljanen Mikko, Helsinki, 5 000 €
Awarded to a working group (2) for the pilot project “Liikkuva elokuvakoulu turvapaikanhakijoille - Mobile Film School Initiative”

Åkerlund Anette, Helsinki, 4 000 €
For a performance in Inari combining Romani and Sami music

Operating subsidies (total 165 500 €)

Catalysti Association of Transcultural Artists ry, Helsinki, 10 000 €
For multicultural and multidisciplinary art events

European theatre collective association ry, Helsinki, 12 000 €
For cultural activities

Joensuun seudun monikulttuurisuusyhdistys ry, Joensuu, 14 500 €
For cultural activities

Karjalan Kielen Seura ry, Joensuu, 15 000 €
For cultural activities

Kassandra ry, Helsinki, 45 000 €
For cultural activities

RASMUS - Rasismin ja muukalaispelon vastainen yhdistys ry, Helsinki, 10 000 €
For combating racism and consolidating and expanding these activities

Suomen Romaniyhdistys ry, Helsinki, 28 000 €
For cultural activities and promoting the Romani language

Venäläinen Kulttuuridemokraattinen Liitto ry, Helsinki, 31 000 €
For club and cultural activities, combating racism and developing these activities

Special subsidies (total 469 500 €)

"Äs-sänääbil" arabilaisen kulttuurin yhdistys, Espoo, 2 500 €
For projects promoting their own language and culture

African Care ry, Helsinki, 2 500 €
For Women’s Day party and covering costs of participating in festivals

Albaaniyhdistys Bashkimi ry, Turku, 4 000 €
For covering the costs of the “Kultur-AL” project and other cultural projects

Anti - Contemporary Art Festival ry, Kuopio, 10 000 €
For the POMPPU art project

Arabialais-suomalaisten perheiden yhdistys ry, Helsinki, 3 000 €
For the project “My friends of other cultures” and other cultural projects

Art-Master ry, Jyväskylä, 10 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Bosnialaisten Kulttuurikeskus Suomessa ry, Turku, 4 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Dream Catcher Oy, Helsinki, 7 000 €
To develop a new combined print version

Drom ry, Helsinki, 17 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Elokuvaosuuskunta Camera Cagliostro, Tampere, 5 000 €
For the Romani museum project at Venetsiatalo, Lapinlahti

Espoon esittävän taiteen koulun kannatusyhdistys ry, Espoo, 6 000 €
For covering the costs of a young persons’ multicultural theatre group and multicultural women’s expression group

Etnika-Kainuu ry, Kajaani, 14 500 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects and projects to combat racism

Familia ry, Helsinki, 3 000 €
For organising the photography exhibition “New Finns” outside Helsinki Region

Feministiskt nätverk rf, Helsinki, 10 000 €
For covering the costs of the “FemF ART” art exhibition

Hakunilan kansainvälinen yhdistys ry, Vantaa, 11 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Helsinki International Theatre Association ry, Helsinki, 7 000 €
To cover the production costs of the Russian-Finnish joint project “Kirje äidiltä”

HiCH ry, Helsinki, 10 000 €
For preparing the documentary series “52 valoa”

Holokaustin uhrien muisto ry, Helsinki, 2 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Iftin-Seura ry, Espoo, 4 000 €
For organising an anti-racism week

Igbo Union ry, Helsinki, 2 000 €
For promoting the Igbo language and culture and anti-racism projects

IhmeFilmi ry, Helsinki, 5 000 €
"IhmeSuomi" film series

Jyväskylän Feniks Ry, Jyväskylä, 5 000 €
For covering the costs of art clubs

Kaakonkulman Kulttuurimylly ry, Kotka, 10 000 €
For the “All Colours” project

Kansainvälinen kulttuuriseura Mira ry, Vaasa, 8 500 €
For a multicultural project in the Vaasa region

Kansan Radioliitto ry - Folkets radioförbund rf, Helsinki, 10 000 €
For a radio programme and information services on local radio and social media for minority groups

Keski-Aasian kansojen yhdistys Julduz ry, Helsinki, 5 000 €
For the festival “Lumottu silkkitien tarinat”

Konsom-nuoret ry, Helsinki, 5 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects and club activities

Kulttuurikameleontit ry, Helsinki, 5 000 €
For the project “Equality through art”

Kulttuuriosuuskunta Uulu, Tampere, 6 000 €
For multicultural nationwide concert activities

Kustannusosakeyhtiö Teatteri, Helsinki, 3 000 €
For covering the costs of the project “New voices being heard – how people with foreign backgrounds see Finnish performances”

Lasten teatteriyhdistys Pelikan ry, Helsinki, 5 000 €
For covering the costs of the theatre club

Learning for integration ry, Helsinki, 3 000 €
For developing a play group model for bilingual children

Leikkiteatteri-yhdistys ry, Pori, 7 500 €
For organising drama adventure and play theatre days at reception centres

Lieksan Somali perheyhdistys ry, Lieksa, 10 000 €
For developing multicultural activities and combating racism

Logrus - kansainvälinen nuorisoaloitteiden tukiyhdistys ry, Helsinki, 5 000 €
For covering the costs of organising eco events

Lukukeskus - Läscentrum ry, Helsinki, 7 000 €
For organising stage poetry workshops and open mic evenings, especially for young people with immigrant backgrounds

Monikulttuurinen päivähoito, koulu ja koti ry, Turku, 3 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Musiikkikoulu Musiken Kannatusyhdistys ry, Vantaa, 5 000 €
For the project “The joy of music without borders”

Musiikkiyhdistys pro Sommelo ry, Kuhmo, 2 000 €
For promoting cultural diversity and combating racism at events organised by Musiikkiyhdistys pro Sommelo

Neda ry, Helsinki, 2 000 €
For covering the costs of the project “Skilled hands”

Nuoren Voiman Liitto ry, Helsinki, 3 000 €
For covering the costs of “With two languages” writers’ groups

Oikeudet ilman rajoja ry, Helsinki, 6 000 €
For covering the costs of the multidisciplinary and multilingual anti-racism media project Signal

OSIRIS teatteriyhdistys ry, Helsinki, 15 000 €
For the multicultural and anti-racism activities of the OSIRIS theatre

Osuuskunta SummArt, Helsinki, 2 000 €
For promoting multicultural service offerings

Oulun sarjakuvaseura ry, Oulu, 3 000 €
For a comic book language café

Pirkanmaan rasismin vastaisen työn tuki ry, Tampere, 5 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects and anti-racism projects

Rauhankasvatusinstituutti ry, Helsinki, 4 500 €
For the project “Suitcases of the world school”

Russkij klub g. Tampere, Tampereen venäläinen klubi ry, Tampere, 3 500 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Satakunnan Monikulttuuriyhdistys ry, Pori, 8 000 €
For the project “Cultural exchanges to schools and meeting places”

Savonlinnan seudun romanilähetys ry, Savonlinna, 10 000 €
For projects promoting the cultural identity, language and culture of the Romani population in the Savonlinna region

Sirkus Magenta ry, Helsinki, 6 000 €
For art and culture projects aimed at children and young people in the multicultural Havukoski neighbourhood

Somaliland Seura ry, Helsinki, 7 000 €
For promoting the integration of immigrants with Somali backgrounds by means of art and culture

SONDIP - Varsinais-Suomen monikulttuuristen yhdistysten liitto ry, Turku, 9 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Spektr Kustannus Oy, Helsinki, 7 000 €
For covering the costs of the event and information pages of Spektr magazine

StepEurope ry, Turku, 5 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Suomalais-pakistanilainen kulttuuriyhdistys ry, Tampere, 2 000 €
For the project “Culture exchange with elderly people”

Suomen somalialaisten liitto ry, Helsinki, 7 500 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects and promoting integration through culture

Suomen Somalia-verkosto ry, Helsinki, 6 000 €
For organising the Iska Warran 2018 conference in Helsinki

Suomen venäjänkielinen kirjallinen yhdistys ry, Helsinki, 2 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Suomen Venäjänkielisten Keskusjärjestö ry, Helsinki, 10 000 €
For developing cultural and anti-racism activities and promoting dialogue between demographic groups at the Graniitti activity centre.

Suomen Venäjänkielisten Yhdistysten Liitto ry, Helsinki, 10 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

SuperKids Ry, Espoo, 4 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Tampereen Venäläisen kulttuurin keskus ry, Tampere, 4 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects and anti-racism projects

Teatteriyhdistys Metamorfoosi ry, Helsinki, 6 000 €
For continuing the “Culture Café Kaiffari” project

Tiedon julkistamisen kulttuuritehdas ry, Helsinki, 6 000 €
For covering the costs of the “RIMLAB multicultural music workshops” project

Tornion kaupunki, Tornio, 5 000 €
For covering the costs of the “Substance has many forms” equality project

Tuglas-seura ry, Helsinki, 4 000 €
For covering the costs of Estonian language cultural events and get-togethers for Finnish-Estonian children and young people

Turun Afganistanilainen nuorisokulttuuriseura ry, Turku, 4 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Turun kurdiyhdistys ry, Turku, 4 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Turun lähiradioyhdistys ry, Turku, 8 000 €
For producing multilingual and multicultural radio programmes

Täysillä ry, Helsinki, 10 000 €
For preparing a dance performance concert

Ukrainalaisten yhdistys Suomessa ry, Helsinki, 6 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects and promoting the Ukrainian language

Universum ry, Helsinki, 12 000 €
For continuing the “Story Sharing Universum” project

Videootit ry, Tampere, 9 500 €
For covering the costs of the “Media from us and the world” photography and film workshops

Vähemmistöryhmien tukijärjestö, Omega ry, Mikkeli, 5 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

Yhdessä-yhdistys /Together-association ry, Turku, 4 000 €
For covering the costs of cultural projects

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