Art grants

An application period for 2021 will begin in February, 2021 and continue till 31 August, 2021 at 15:45. The decisions are made 1-2 times per month during the period.

Art grant for professional artists
Applying for the art grant
Report on the use of the art grant

Art grant for professional artists

For whom: The grants are intended for professional artists in Espoo irrespective of art form.

For what purpose: Short-term artistic work, for one month or three months

The amount of the grant: The grant amount matches the artist grants awarded by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. In 2020: EUR 1 939 per month

Applying for the art grant

When: The one-month and three-month art grants are continuously open for application from the beginning of February to the end of August The application period ends on the last day of August at 3:45 pm. If the last day of the application period falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the application period will end on the weekday following the weekend at 3:45 pm. The committee decides on art grants at the following meetings held after the time of application.

How: The art grant for professional artists is applied for by using the form provided. The required attachments – a CV and a work plan for the requested period (1 month or 3 months) – should be submitted simultaneously with the form.

The application form can be found in the Forms section >

Send the application with required attachments to Registry, P.O. Box 1, FI-02070 CITY OF ESPOO (street address Siltakatu 11, 3rd floor, Espoon keskus) or by e-mail to kirjaamo[at]espoo.fi. Delayed or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application criteria: The applications will be assessed based on the artistic quality and topicality of the work plan presented by the applicant and the professional merits of the applicant. As a rule, art grants will not be awarded to the same professional artist in Espoo in two consecutive years.

General terms and conditions of grants awarded by Espoo Culture Committee (pdf) can be read in full in the Grants section >

Report on the use of the art grant

After the grant period has ended, the grant recipient must prepare a written report on the artistic activities in accordance with the work plan presented in the application for the grant period. The report is to be submitted within three months from the end of the project.

The report must be sent by e-mail to kulttuuriavustukset[at]espoo.fi. Mark your message with “Professional artist’s grant report”.