State artist grants awarded to 298 artists

A painting in which three people have gathered around a campfire.

Joel Slotte received a three-year visual arts grant. Artwork of Joel Slotte: "Campfire in Itäniemi" (Oil on canvas, 140 x 160 cm, 2018-2019)

The arts councils of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) have awarded state artist grants to 298 professional artists. The majority of grants are funding the work of visual artists and writers.

A record number of applications were received, more than 2800, an increase of almost ten percent over the previous year.
 
The grant work funded by Taike starts from the beginning of 2021. The duration of the artist grants varies from half a year to five years.
 
“It is important that Finland’s highly qualified artists have the opportunity to work freely for extended periods and benefit society on multiple levels. State artist grants make this possible. In the future, care must be taken to ensure that grant work is valued as any other work, that the purchasing power of this support increases and that normal social security is accrued,” says Taike Director Paula Tuovinen.

Strongest competition for grants among the visual arts

The success of grant applications varies by artform. Obtaining an artist grant was most difficult in the fields of the visual arts, music and multidisciplinary art. Funding was sufficient for less than ten percent of applicants, even though the visual arts accounted for the highest number of awarded grants, 58 in total. In the field of music, obtaining a grant became more difficult as the number of applications increased by almost a third compared to the previous year. The other extreme was architecture, in which every third applicant received a grant.

Growing share of female artists

Female artists account for 61 percent of all the artist grants that have been awarded, while their share of applicants was 57 percent. The share of female applicants was lowest in the field of music, as it was last year. In the field of cinema, female artists accounted for slightly less than half of applicants but almost 70 percent of recipients. Female artists were also strong in the field of comics.

Young artists represent one in six grant recipients

Next year, 52 young artists under the age of 35 will begin working on a state artist grant. The share of young artists among grant recipients has remained the same as last year at roughly 16-17 percent. Young artists represent the majority of grant recipients in the field of circus art, at least one in three in the field of dance and one in four in the field of photographic art.

Around 70 percent of applicants from Uusimaa

Among the 298 grant recipients, over two hundred live in Uusimaa in Southern Finland. The share of artists from Uusimaa is highest among translators, theatre and dance artists, and musicians. Altogether, artists from Uusimaa represent 72 percent of all grant recipients. Among all applications, 69 percent came from Uusimaa, compared to 61 percent in the previous year.

Awarding of grants based on peer reviews

Applications for state artist grants were reviewed by seven arts councils with a total of 74 members. Artists in different fields of the arts and other experts participated in the peer reviews. Members of the arts councils can serve for a maximum of two consecutive two-year terms.
 
Taike determines how the grants are distributed between the different artforms, after which the arts councils for each artform select the recipients independently. The awarding of grants is based on the Artist Grants Act (734/1969). 
 
The total amount of artist grants is approximately 12.7 million euros per year.  Altogether, almost six hundred artists will be working on an artist grant from the start of next year. The amount of each artist grant is 1960 euros per month, from which the grant recipient must pay for compulsory pension and accident insurance

Further information: Esa Rantanen, Head of Arts Support, esa.rantanen@taike.fi, t. +358 295 330 720

Four grant recipients have not given their consent to have their names published.

Architecture

3-year
Uusheimo Tuomas, Helsinki
 
1-year
Andersson Iris, Helsinki
Berry Kaisa, Helsinki
Savela Mika, Helsinki
 
6-month
Littow Pekka, Helsinki
Pihkala Antti, Turku

Cinema

5-year
Andell Pia-Sisko, Helsinki
Halme Mia, Karkkila
 
3-year
Pohjavirta Tatu, Helsinki
Toivoniemi Jenni, Helsinki
 
1-year
Berghäll Joonas, Tervola
Hirvonen Maija, Turku
Lalli Maarit, Helsinki
Lindemark Jarno, Helsinki
Puhakka Jaana, Porvoo
 
6-month
Ahonen Jussi-Pekka, Tampere
Brotkin Anna, Helsinki
Huhtanen Reetta, Helsinki
Tihilä Vilma, Tuusula

Literature

Writers

5-year
Andtbacka Ralf, Vasa
Haasjoki Pauliina, Helsinki
Leikola Markus, Helsinki
Mäkelä J. Pekka, Helsinki
Pelo Riikka, Helsinki
Pulkkinen Riikka, Helsinki
Tamminen Petri, Vääksy
Waris Helena, Mikkeli
 
3-year
Holmström Johanna, Lovisa
Kangaskoski Matti, Helsinki
Kontio Tomi, Helsinki 
Liimatta Tommi, Helsinki
Liukkonen Miki, Helsinki
Nielsen Ulrika, Tukholma
Statovci Pajtim, Helsinki
Wallin Kristiina, Ylöjärvi
 
1-year
Aikio Inger-Mari, Nuorgam
Enoranta Siiri, Tampere
Hurskainen Antti, Helsinki
Hämeen-Anttila Virpi, Vantaa
Kuronen Kirsti, Lempäälä
Kyyrönen Sirpa, Helsinki
Lehtola Jyrki, Helsinki
Leikas Antti, Oulu
Marjamäki Raisa, Turku
Paretskoi Jyri, Iisalmi
Ringbom Henrika, Helsingfors
Romppainen Katariina, Tampere
Sinivaara Olli, Helsinki
Valli Suvi, Jyväskylä
Viljanen Taneli, Helsinki
 
6-month
Antsalo Veera, Helsinki
Brandt Tatjana, Helsingfors
Farah Nura, Helsinki
Jaatinen Pekka, Raahe
Kaaja Anu, Turku 
Kejonen Silja, Oulu
Kännö Heikki, Turku
Lappi Arto, Tampere
Palviainen Jukka-Pekka, Sastamala
Riikonen Matias, Helsinki

Translators

5-year
Sivill Kaijamari, Helsinki
 
3-year
Kivimäki Arto, Helsinki
Koski Kari, Vantaa
 
1-year
Hovila Mirja, Salo
Jänisniemi Laura, Hyvinkää
Selander Sari, Helsinki
Sjöblom Sirkka-Liisa, Helsinki
 
6-month
Grinberga Maima, Sulkava
Immonen Antti, Siuntio
Sainio Rauno, Tallinna
van Leeuwen Sanna, Jyväskylä

Visual Arts

5-year
Kaarna Marika, Porvoo
Kokko Jaana, Helsinki
Kumpulainen Hannele, Helsinki
Mäkipää Tea, Mäntyharju
Nabb Janne, Närpiö
Niva Jussi, Helsinki
Sunna Mari, Helsinki
Suonpää Visa, Turku
Söderlund Patrik, Turku
Tapper Nora, Helsinki
 
3-year
Apajalahti Sampo, Helsinki
Halinen Kaisaleena, Espoo
Heikkinen Jaakko, Suomussalmi
Jaanisoo Villu, Pirkkala
Juopperi Elina, Järvenpää
Kainulainen Katri, Helsinki
Kato Shoji, Helsinki
Nio-Juss Noora, Helsinki
Rautiainen Satu, Helsinki
Räisänen Janne, Helsinki
Salonen Elsa, Turku
Slotte Joel, Helsinki
Toikka Jenni, Helsinki
Toivanen Milla, Tuusula
Vaittinen Timo, Helsinki
 
1-year
Arantila Markku, Helsinki
Arnold Dylan, Helsinki
Bruel Océane, Helsinki
Caginli Baran, Helsinki
de Ávila Felipe, Helsinki
Eklund Eeva-Leena, Helsinki
Eskola Jenni, Tampere
Haglund Bo, Helsinki
Hammari Hanna-Maria, Frankfurt am Main
Heino Aaron, Helsinki
Heinonen Maria, Kangasala
Herrera Inma, Helsinki
Hinkula Kaija, Oulu
Hänninen Lotta, Helsinki
Ivars Hanne, Helsingfors
Jääskeläinen Emma, Espoo
Kärkkäinen Arja, Helsinki
Maaranen Iisa, Helsinki
Nampajärvi Erkki, Rovaniemi
Nelimarkka Josefina, Helsinki
Niemi Akuliina, Helsinki
O'Reilly Kira, Helsinki
Razavi Bita, Helsinki
Riekki Jyrki, Helsinki
Ruuhela Antti, Helsinki
Räsänen Jarkko, Hollola
Syrjälä Nestori, Helsinki
Sysi Suvi, Helsinki
Tervo Niina, Helsinki
 
6-month
Aska Milla, Helsinki
Kokko Timo, Kuopio
Mäkiö Mari, Helsinki
Vasantola Pekko, Helsinki

Media Art

5-year
Takala Pilvi, Helsinki
 
3-year
Haaslahti Hanna, Helsinki
Lecklin Johanna, Helsinki
Taanila Mika, Helsinki
 
1-year
Kuljuntausta Petri, Helsinki
Niskanen Mark, Kerava
Näsänen Elena, Helsinki
Tolvi Antti, Kemiönsaari
 
6-month
Goldblatt Taija, Tampere
Keski-Korsu Mari, Helsinki
Pietiläinen Jaakko, Helsinki
Rauhala Pasi, Lohja
Salo Jani-Matti, Helsinki

Multidisciplinary Art

3-year 
Fält Emma, Kuopio
Rosenström Hans, Stockholm
 
1-year 
Mehta Ali, Helsinki
Puhakka Eeva-Liisa, Kouvola
Timlin Marko, Sipoo
Tlali Lebohang, Joensuu
Valkeapää Leena, Enontekiö

Design

5-year
Isopahkala Mari, Kalajoki
Moberg Camilla, Raasepori
 
3-year
Martikainen Outi, Helsinki
Palillo Daniel, Helsinki
Tuupanen Tarja, Lappeenranta
 
1-year
Koppanen Mari, Helsinki
Liimatainen Matias, Helsinki
Peräkylä Hanna, Kouvola
Riitahuhta Heini, Helsinki
Suonpää Johanna, Helsinki
 
6-month
Autio Tuuli, Humppila
Helavuo Samuli, Helsinki
Honkanen Elina, Helsinki
Remes Helmi, Vantaa
Ryynänen Hanna, Lappeenranta
Talja Aliisa, Helsinki

Music

5-year
Grundström Eero, Pukkila
Maalismaa Eriikka, Helsinki
Nuorvala Juhani, Helsinki
Perko Jukka, Helsinki
Salmenkallio Sanna, Helsinki 
 
3-year
Fagerudd Markus, Loviisa
Luolajan-Mikkola Markku, Helsinki
Naukkarinen Laura, Kemiönsaari 
Niku Teija, Helsinki
Rissanen Aki, Helsinki
Sallinen Lauri, Kuhmo
 
1-year
Arola Tytti, Helsinki
Freeman Alexander, Espoo
Hohti Hanna, Espoo
Häkkinen Matias, Helsinki
Kantonen Seppo, Helsinki
Keränen Hannu, Helsinki
Kleemola Patrik, Turku
Kujanpää Emmi, Helsinki
Kuusijärvi Harri, Rovaniemi
Lehto Kukka, Espoo
Lehto Lassi, Helsinki
Livorsi Paola, Helsinki
Lötjönen Antti, Helsinki
Martin Roni, Helsinki
Mäensivu Kaisa, Helsinki
Ounaskari Markku, Helsinki
Pitkänen Johanna, Helsinki
Rounakari Tuomas, Kokkola
Salokoski Emma, Vantaa
Suolahti Linda, Janakkala
Turkka Tellu, Joensuu
Tuunela Arto, Helsinki
 
6-month
Ahonen Joonas, Wien
Kankaanranta Eija, Helsinki
Klemetti Sanna, Jyväskylä
Nordenstreng Markus, Helsinki
Oramo Anna-Maaria, Espoo
Peltomaa Aino, Vantaa
Prättälä Tuomo, Helsinki
Seppinen Jutta, Helsinki

Theatre

5-year
Karhu E. L., Helsinki
Klemola Leea, Helsinki
Kokko Emilia, Helsinki
 
3-year
Ahlfors Sonja, Helsingfors
Salmi Tinja, Helsinki
 
1-year
Giovanzana Davide, Helsinki
Haapakangas Laura, Helsinki
Izarra Elina, Helsinki
Karvonen Anna-Mari, Helsinki
Koivunen Paula, Helsinki
Kozma David, Helsinki
Leo Okko, Helsinki
Linturi Maija, Helsinki
Moila Jussi, Helsinki
Moila Sini, Helsinki
Mäki-Iso Taina, Helsinki
Nyrhinen Mirkka, Helsinki
Saarakkala Janne, Helsinki
Tainio Maiju, Turku
Tudeer Annika, Helsingfors
Viikka Salla, Helsinki
 
6-month
Aaltonen Erno, Helsinki
Ackerman Anna, Tampere
Haarla Ruusu, Helsinki
Haartti Joanna, Helsinki
Herrala Satu, Helsinki
Huitila Jukka, Rovaniemi
Kilpeläinen Raisa, Helsinki
Koro Iida, Helsinki
Lajunen Elina, Jyväskylä
Levo Sanna, Helsinki
Maaranen Heini, Turku
Mattila Lauri Antti, Helsinki
Neklyaeva Eva, Helsinki
Niittymäki Samuli, Helsinki
Reunanen Samuli, Järvenpää
Salo Johanna, Rovaniemi
Sandqvist Otto, Helsinki
Tanskanen Henna, Helsinki
Väätänen Heidi, Helsinki
Zilliacus Linda, Helsingfors

Illustrations and Comics

3-year
Király Réka, Helsinki
Vähämäki Amanda, Helsinki
 
1-year
Ekebom Terhi, Helsinki
Niemensivu Reetta, Lahti
Rapi Aapo, Helsinki
 
6-month
Meltio Eeva, Helsinki
Reponen Anja, Helsinki

Circus Art

5-year
Lehtinen Jenni, Helsinki
 
3-year
Kamppila Sade, Helsinki
 
1-year
Roiha Viivi, Helsinki
 
6-month
Kaijanen Veera, Helsinki
Kujansivu Nelli, Tukholma
Nuutinen Miika, Joensuu

Art Journalism

3-year
Granbacka Camilla, Porvoo
 
1-year
Heikkilä-Halttunen Päivi, Tampere
Jormalainen Anu, Rovaniemi
Seppänen Arttu, Turku
 
6-month
Koskela Minnamaria, Jyväskylä
Mäkinen Juha, Helsinki

Dance

5-year
Jokiniemi Sonja, Kuopio
Pentti Liisa, Helsinki
 
3-year
Lehtovaara Veli, Helsinki
Nuutinen Johanna, Helsinki
Partanen Jarkko, Helsinki
Talonen Virva, Porvoo
 
1-year
Ahti Hanna, Helsinki
Court Titta, Tornio
Kautto Mira, Helsinki
Oinonen Ville, Tampere
Sutinen Esete, Helsinki
 
6-month
Huhtakallio Soili, Helsinki
Kasurinen Tiia, Helsinki
Martikainen Linda, Helsinki
Saivosalmi-Katinas Maria, Helsinki
Sorvari Laura, Helsinki
Väisänen Anna-Maria, Kuopio

Photographic Art

5-year
Leppälä Anni, Helsinki
Niittyvirta Pekka, Helsinki
 
3-year
Huhta Aapo, Helsinki
Maijala Jaana, Seinäjoki
Råst Hanna, Helsinki
 
1-year
Hannula Eeva, Helsinki
Jalava Kristian, Helsinki
Laurinen Maija, Nurmes
Lax Maria, Lontoo
 
6-month
Kaskinen Heli, Järvenpää
Konttinen Laura, Helsinki

Contact

Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Hakaniemenranta 6, PL 1001
00531  Helsinki
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