We fund the arts and culture through grants and subsidies. Grants are awarded to individuals and working groups, while subsidies are awarded to communities.
applications are processed each year
45 000 000 €
is awarded each year in grants and subsidies to promote the arts and culture
of applicants receive a positive decision
Grants and supports
Information about special subsidies for “Percent for Art” projects
These special subsidies are intended for communities that procure works of art for their construction projects.
Information about public display grants
Public display grants are intended for professional artists in the fields of the visual arts, media art and design whose works may be displayed publicly. The application period for public display grants is in January.
Information about library grants for writers and translators
Library grants for writers and translators are intended for writers of fiction, writers of non-fiction and translators who are currently living or have permanently lived in Finland. The application period for library grants is in January.
Information about regional grants
Regional grants are intended for professional artists and art journalists, and/or working groups formed by them. The application period for regional grants is in spring.
Information about special subsidies for children’s culture
These subsidies are intended for projects related to children’s and youth culture that employ artists involved with children’s culture. It is considered an advantage if the project is carried out in collaboration with a children’s cultural centre.
Information about operational subsidies for specific artforms
These subsidies are intended for communities in specific fields of the arts, such as associations, cooperatives and companies, to support their ongoing operations. The application period for operational subsidies is in autumn. Operational subsidies may be awarded to support the operations of a community or a specific part of their operations.