Cultural grants | 2022 | August application round

 

 

 

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Application period: 1 to 15 August 2022
Decision: October 2022

The Foundation awards grants for professional artistic work.

Grant Info (remote event) 4 August 2022 at 1pm–3pm | Register here

 

Who can apply and for what purpose?

Only private individuals and collectives can apply for a grant. Working groups that consist of private individuals cannot apply for a grant. Finnish citizens and citizens of other countries who live in Finland can apply for individual working grants for work performed predominantly in Finland. A collective applicant can be e.g. an registered association, cooperation or finnish corporation. A group of individuals (eg performing arts, lifelong learning) can only apply for a grant if the applicant is a community. A group of individuals cannot act as an applicant. Also, working groups cannot apply for a personal grant for the same project with multiple applications. Only one application will be made for the same subject.

The Foundation awards grants for specific purposes in various artistic fields. The end product of an awarded grant can be e.g. an event, a work of art, or an exhibition. Private individuals can also apply for individual grants for a Ph.D. degree in an artistic field. See more

The grant is intended for full-time work, performed during the calendar year that follows the year the grant was awarded. Grants are not awarded retrospectively. Grant work/project may not begin before the December of the year the grant was awarded. Grants are to be used within two years of the date when they were awarded. The usage period is calculated from the date the grant was awarded.

Grant criteria

The purpose of the Alfred Kordelin Foundation is to promote and support Finnish science, literature, arts, and public education. Applicants may receive grants if they, based on prior established work, are in a position to implement the plan that they have proposed. When evaluating grant applications, our experts pay attention to the objectives set for the work, and the intended end result. In grant applications from collectives, the budget needs to be carefully drawn up.

Grant applications are evaluated and funding decisions made based on the following issues:

    • Project originality
    • Feasibility of the implementation plan
    • Earlier merits of the applicant
    • Significance of the project. The applicant has carefully considered how the project will promote their own professional development or that of their collective, and what kind of audiences the project could reach.

Duration and size of the grant

The duration of the grant term is in most cases 12 or 6 months. In some exceptional circumstances, the applicant can apply for a grant with a duration of four months or more, but no exceeding 12 months.

Working grants are intended for the continuous, full-time work of private individuals during a certain period of time.  Grants are not awarded for part-time work. The size of the working grant is approximately €2,166 per month. Project grants are available only for collectives.

You can include expenses such as material expenses, assistant expenses and purchased services into your work. Private individuals cannot apply for grants solely for the purpose of covering expenses. Mela, the insurer of grant recipients, will accept that expenses account for max. half of the received grant. The grant covers employment pension insurance, occupational accident insurance, and group life insurance. Read more.

Grants are not awarded for expenses alone. Please note that total work + expenses cannot exceed the maximum amounts listed below.

 

 

Grants

  • An individual 12-month working grant of €26,000.
  • An individual 6-month working grant of €13,000.
  • The sum and duration of an individual grant can also be freely defined by the applicant themselves.
  • The maximum sum of a project grant for a collective can be max. €35,000, and the duration of the project max 12 months.

Which field?

You can direct your application to one field. When drawing up your application, you must select the field whose experts you wish to evaluate your application. If your application is multi-artistic or multidisciplinary, choose the field you yourself think best fits your project, or which best represents your application. Please note that various fields have restrictions pertaining to the type of applicant.

Applying for a grant

The application period is from 1 to 15 August 2022. The application period begins and ends at midnight Finnish time. Applications are made via the Foundation’s online service. Grant applications can be created and sent in the grant online service only during the application period.

Net banking identification is required for grant applications. The application and its appendices must be delivered to the online service within the application period. Appendices related to a Ph.D. in an artistic field can be delivered up unto a certain date after the application period has ended. The Foundation will not accept incomplete or late applications or their appendices.

Appendices

At least the mandatory appendices must be attached to applications. Some of the information and appendices requested for an application are mandatory. If the application is incomplete, the service will prevent it from being sent until the missing information has been added.

Instructions for appendices

  • All appendices must be in pdf format, and they must be sent via the grant online service as individual files.
  • The maximum size of an appendix is 3 MB.
  • Name the appendices in a way that describes their contents and avoid special characters.
  • An image appendix must include a caption/explanatory text for each image.
  • The length of a working plan must not exceed five (5) pages.

Check the appendices for each field prior to submitting your application.

Decisions

The decisions on awarded grants are made by the Board of Directors of the Alfred Kordelin Foundation in October. All applicants will receive information on the decisions via email.

 

Fields

Only private individuals and collectives can apply for a grant. Check the field-specific criteria and appendices prior to submitting your application.
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Architecture

A grant for planning and implementing an architectural project. Private individuals and communities can apply.

Appendices

  • CV (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Working plan (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Project budget (mandatory, only collectives)
  • Report on operations and balance sheet (mandatory, only collectives)
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Promotion of lifelong learning

A grant for the planning and implementation of an event that promotes and redefines lifelong learning. Learning together, interaction, and active citizenship are all aspects implemented by the project. Grants are not awarded for projects that develop formal education, for study trips, or for projects focusing on study materials.

Only collectives can apply for this grant.

Appendices

  • CV (mandatory)
  • Work plan (mandatory)
  • Project budget (mandatory)
  • Report on operations and balance sheet (mandatory)
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Journalism

Grant for work in the field of journalism. The work will result in the creation of a journalistic piece, publication, or script for a documentary movie. Private individuals and collectives can apply.

Appendices

  • CV (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Working plan (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Publication plan (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Project budget (mandatory, only collectives)
  • Report on operations and balance sheet (mandatory, only collectives)
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Literature

A grant for creating a work of literature and for organizing a literary event. Grants are not awarded to first-time authors.
Only private individuals and collectives can apply for a grant.

If you already have a publication agreement, mention this in your working plan or in the application form.

Appendices

  • CV (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Working plan (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Project budget (mandatory, only collectives)
  • Report on operations and balance sheet (mandatory, only collectives)
  • Image appendix (optional)
  • Recommendation (optional)
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Translating literature into Finnish

The grant is for the purpose of translating a work of literature, e.g. a novel or a collection of poems, into Finnish.
Private individuals and collectives can apply for the grant.

Appendices

  • CV (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Working plan (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Project budget (mandatory, only collectives)
  • Report on operations and balance sheet (mandatory, only collectives)
  • Image appendix (optional)
  • Recommendation (optional)
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Visual arts

Grant for creating works of art and exhibitions. Only private individuals can apply for the grant.

Appendices

  • CV (mandatory)
  • Work plan (mandatory)
  • Image appendix (mandatory)
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Music

Grant for planning and implementing a music event. A grant can also be awarded for composing music, or for the pedagogical development of the field. Grants are not awarded for first degrees (bachelor’s or master’s), related study trips, or material costs.
Private individuals and collectives can apply for the grant.

See also: Finnish musical arts support fund (Suomen säveltaiteen tukirahasto)

Appendices

  • CV (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Working plan (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Project budget (mandatory, only collectives)
  • Report on operations and balance sheet (mandatory, only collectives)
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Dramatic art

Grant for preparing and performing a piece for the stage, and for bringing an existing piece back on stage.
Private individuals and collectives can apply for the grant.

Appendices

  • CV (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Working plan (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Project budget (mandatory, only collectives)
  • Report on operations and balance sheet (mandatory, only collectives)
  • Recommendation (optional)
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Applied arts and handicrafts

Grant for designing and displaying pieces of art and handicraft.
Grant can also be awarded for the product development of pieces of applied art.
Only private individuals can apply for the grant.

Appendices

  • CV (mandatory)
  • Work plan (mandatory)
  • Image appendix (mandatory)
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Ph.D. in art

Grant for Ph.D. work in the visual arts, architecture, or music, for example. Applications for artistic work/part of the Ph.D. in the field of music are also directed to this category.

Only private individuals can apply for the grant.

Appendices

  • CV (mandatory)
  • Work plan (mandatory)
  • Publication list (mandatory)
  • Degree diploma (mandatory, deliver to the grant service no later than by 22 August 2022).
  • Statement on the progress of your work (mandatory, request your supervisor to deliver this to the statement service by 22 August 2022.)
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Dance

Grant for preparing and performing a dance performance, and for bringing an existing piece back on stage.
Private individuals and collectives can apply for the grant.

Appendices

  • CV (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Working plan (mandatory for private individuals and collectives)
  • Project budget (mandatory, only collectives)
  • Report on operations and balance sheet (mandatory, only collectives)
  • Recommendation (optional)
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Non-fiction

Grant for writing non-fiction and for translating non-fiction into Finnish. The work will result in the creation of a non-fiction book.
Only private individuals can apply for the grant.

If you already have a publication agreement, mention this in your working plan or in the application form.

Appendices

  • CV (mandatory)
  • Work plan (mandatory)