Fourth call for applications for COVID-19 support for the arts and culture sectors beginning 29 March
The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) is distributing approximately 15 million euros in COVID-19 support to artists and cultural professionals, as well as private traders in the arts and culture sectors. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2021 at 4:00 pm.
The funding is intended to provide short-term support for the working conditions and professional employment of applicants. The support is intended for professional artists and professionals in the culture sector, as well as private traders (toiminimi) working in the arts and culture sectors, who are suffering from a lack of earnings opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professional groups in the arts and culture sectors that are not usually Taike customers may also apply for the support. Generally, Taike awards grants only to professional artists and art journalists. This round of COVID-19 support, on the other hand, covers a broader ecosystem of the arts and culture in order to include also other professionals who are employed in the arts and culture sectors.
Recipients may use the support for their artistic work, for practicing or maintaining their professional skills, for preparing or releasing a publication, for planning future work, for marketing and developing a production, and other similar purposes.
Private persons may apply for support in the form of grants amounting to 4000 euros each. Grants awarded to private persons are intended to cover two months of work. Private traders may apply for support in the form of state subsidies amounting to either 4000 or 8000 euros each. A larger amount of support may be awarded if the project also employs others.
The application period begins on Monday 29 March and ends on Thursday 15 April at 4:00pm. All applicants shall receive written notification of the decision by mid-June. The support must be used by 31 August 2021.