For grant recipients

This page lists useful information for grant recipients.

Notification of decision

You will receive notification by e-mail once the decision is available online. Remember to check your junk mail folder. As the applicant you are responsible for checking your e-mail using the address you included with your application.

Public announcement of grants

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) is a government agency, and the grant decisions we make are public. Applicants are asked on the application form for consent to make the decision public, which refers only to publishing the name of the grant recipient on the Taike website. However, the decision itself is always public, and Taike has an obligation to provide this information upon request to the media, for example. If you give permission for publication on the website and have indicated your artist name in the application, it will be published together with your official name.

Payment of the grant

The grant will be paid automatically to the account that you specified on your application without having to request payment separately. Artist grants are paid monthly within the first five banking days. With the exception of artist grants, the payment date can be postponed by sending a request to Taike’s customer service e-mail ( However, the payment date must be during the same year in which the grant was awarded. The request and justification for the postponement must be made in good time, at least four business days before the payment date mentioned in the decision.

Use of the grant

The grant must be used only for the intended purpose and to cover the expenses specified in the application. Expenses must be essential and reasonable.

The grant shall be considered to have been used appropriately if the amount of eligible expenses is at least equal to the amount of the grant. Taike shall take into account other financial support awarded for the same purpose, as well as income earned from the project.

Grants awarded to an individual or a work group cannot to be transferred to the account of a company or community.

Individuals cannot pay daily allowances to themselves or their working group. Enquire from the tax administration about the possibility of deducting increased living expenses from your taxes.

Taike requires that grant recipients acknowledge the support of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland in printed publications and videos, for example. The Taike logo can be downloaded for this purpose from our website.

Social security

If the grant covers a work period of at least four months, you must take out pension and accident insurance (MYEL). Persons who are over the age of 68 or receive an old age pension cannot take out pension insurance. These insurance policies must be applied for within three months of the start of the grant period. Applications should be submitted to the Farmers' Social Insurance Institution Mela.

Taike’s artist and working grants are intended as support to cover the cost of living, so no expenses can be deducted. Pension and accident insurance (MYEL) is calculated on the basis of the total amount of the grant when you work on the grant for at least four months.

Further information about pension insurance for grant recipients is available from Mela.

If your working group uses the grant to hire staff (other than members of the working group), withholding taxes and social security must be paid on salaries and wages.

Changes to intended use or period when used

Grants must be used during the period stipulated in the grant decision. Project grants must be used in the year they are awarded or no later than during the following year, and the project must begin during the year in which the grant was awarded. 

You cannot receive a new grant from Taike if a previous grant for the same purpose has not been used.

The intended use of a grant may be changed if there is special reason to do so. Apply for a change using our online services as soon as possible so that your request can be processed before the end of the grant period.


Since all grants awarded by Taike are discretionary government transfers, recipients of grants have a legal obligation to submit clarification of how the grant was spent. Deadline for clarification is written in the decision.

Remember to submit clarification for your grant by the deadline. Failure to submit clarification will disqualify you from receiving future grants.

You can submit a clarification using Taike’s online services.

Clarifications can be submitted electronically using Taike's online services. If you applied in writing, fill in the clarification form that you received together with the decision and post it to Taike.

The clarification should confirm the following:

  • That the grant has been used appropriately according to the intended use and work plan described in your application.
  • For project grants: That the expenses itemised in the clarification tally with the budget included in your application.

Frequently asked questions about clarification

Working grants

Working grants include artist grants, library grants, public display grants and working grants awarded by regional arts councils.

If you have received a grant to support your work, your clarification should confirm the following:

  • What results you have achieved with the grant
  • How you have used the grant
  • How your work has progressed

Project grants

If you have received a project grant:

  • Clarify what you have achieved with the grant
  • Clarify the overall budget for the project
  • Calculate the expenses that have been paid using the grant
  • Itemise the expenses in the clarification according to use, e.g. "total travel expenses x euros", "material expenses x euros".

If the grant was awarded to a work group:

  • The contact person for the working group is the person whom the grant decision was addressed to.
  • The contact person is responsible for ensuring that the clarification is submitted by the deadline.
  • Clarify what share of the grant has been paid to members of the working group.
  • If you have used the grant to pay individuals who are not members of the working group, make sure that all applicable withholding taxes and social security payments have been paid.

You do not have to include receipts and supporting documents with your clarification, but keep them for at least three years after the year in which the decision was made for auditing purposes. Taike may request to see them if needed.

Please note that you cannot transfer your grant to the account of a company or other community. If you do, the grant must be repaid to Taike.

Repayment of a grant

The grant must be repaid to Taike in full or in part if:
  • the grant is not used
  • the grant has not been used on time and an extension for using the grant has not been applied for
  • the terms of the decision or the Act on Discretionary Government Transfers are not met
Instructions for how to make a repayment and the necessary account information are included in the appendix “Terms and restrictions for grants” that came with the grant decision. Amounts of less than 100 euros do not have to be returned.
Viimeksi muokattu: 12.05.2021


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