Open application period


The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation was established in 2002 to support high-level international research, arts and culture. The Foundation implements this aim by granting donations and scholarships.


Helsinki City Grants and Subsidies for Arts and Culture   

Production Grants – For whom: Helsinki-based professional art groups and communities
For what purpose: performing arts, environmental art productions or festivals in Helsinki

Grants for local cultural projects – For whom: For residents, communities, and organisations in Helsinki.
For what purpose: art events or performances or neighbourhood cultural projects in Helsinki

Grants for international travel – For whom: For performing arts professionals (individuals and groups) based in Helsinki.
For what purpose: costs of international travel


Taike: Travel grants are 4 times a year


Nordic Culture Point – Mobility Funding offers funding for all the fields/sectors of art and culture in the Nordic and the Baltic countries: to professional artists working in all art forms and genres, to authors, translators, curators, producers, cultural editors and researchers etc.

2015 Deadlines: 06.02, 13.04, 20.08, 22.10.


Finnish Film Foundation: Scriptwriting support is available for professional fiction and documentary film writers.

There are no deadlines for scriptwriting, applications are handled in incoming order, within 4-6 weeks from the time of submission.


How to find more foundations?

AURORA database can be used for searching for funding opportunities in sciences, arts and culture. The database includes Finnish and foreign funding organisations and programmes, which are available for Finns or those residing in Finland.

The database lists some 800 funding organisations and new funding opportunities are constantly added on to keep the database up to date. offers a search engine for grants applicable in Finland. The service works in Swedish language only.


This page was updated on 24.01. 2015.

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