Taike distributes 34 million euros in seventh round of COVID-19 support
The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) distributed 30.4 million euros in COVID-19 grants and 3.6 million euros in COVID-19 subsidies in the seventh round of COVID-19 support at the beginning of this year. The latest support was directed at professional artists and other professionals in the culture and creative sectors, including technical or production entrepreneurs within the creative industries ecosystem. Altogether, grants and subsidies were awarded to 7215 applicants.
The challenges of the corona crisis have affected an exceptionally wide range of occupational groups. The Arts Promotion Centre Finland announced its seventh round of COVID-19 support in February for professional artists and other professionals in the culture and creative sectors. Altogether, 8554 applications were received.
The amount of each COVID-19 grant awarded to private persons, i.e. artists and professionals in the creative industries, was 4600 euros, which is intended to support their professional work. Altogether, 6610 applicants were awarded a grant.
The amount of each COVID-19 subsidy was 6000 euros. These were awarded to private traders and sole proprietors to cover the cost of their operations. Altogether, 605 applicants were awarded a subsidy.
Funding for the latest COVID-19 support was included in the first supplementary budget approved by the Parliament in March 2022. Since 2020, Taike was distributed a total of 130 million euros in seven separate rounds of COVID-19 support to artists, professionals in the creative industries and sole proprietors. Over 25,000 applicants have received positive decisions, representing 58% of all applications. Altogether, Taike has processed over 43,000 applications for COVID-19 support.
Henri Terho, Head of Arts Support
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