Digital Leap for Culture Grant

The grant is for the purpose of creating digital contents and sharing them on various platforms; for experiments implemented digitally; and/or developing one’s own operational methods.

The grant is aimed at professionals in the field of culture, and its intended use is the creation of literature, art, and public education. Grants can be applied for by private individuals and working groups.

 

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Application period: 20.- 26th April 2020
Decision: 15th May 2020

For what purpose?

The grant is for the purpose of creating digital contents and sharing them on various platforms; for experiments implemented digitally; and/or developing one’s own operational methods. Grant applications can be submitted for e.g.

  • creating digital contents and sharing them on various platforms
  • plans or experiments that seek to renew or improve the efficiency of the applicant’s own operational methods, utilising digital channels. The project can consist of e.g. a plan for improving marketing and communications, or for building a more versatile financial base for projects.

NB! Grants are not awarded solely for creating content, for example digital pieces of art. In addition to artistic work, the applicant must present a plan on how they intend to utilize digital means for e.g. presenting, marketing, or selling their work.

Who can apply?

The grant is aimed at professionals in the field of culture for the creation of literature, art, and public education. Grants can be applied for by private individuals and working groups.

Applicants who have been awarded a grant from the Kordelin Foundation in the August 2019 application round can apply for this grant as well. Applying for or receiving a Digital Leap for Culture grant from Kordelin does not block you from applying for the Foundation’s grants during the 1 to 15 August 2020 round.

Who can not apply?

You cannot apply for a grant if

  • a prior grant from the Kordelin Foundation has been unused and unreported
  • the applicant is in full-time employment, or if they have another grant, usable during the same period, at their disposal
  • the applicant simultaneously enjoys a state artist grant
  • the applicant has been granted a supplementary state artist pension

Grants cannot be applied for by cooperatives or by scientists for research purposes.

Size of the grant

The size of the grant is €3,000. Grants can be applied for performing the work, for related costs, or for both.

For what period?

The grant must be received and used between 20 May and 31 August 2020. A report on grant usage must be delivered to the Foundation no later than on 30 September 2020.

Application period and how to apply

The application period is from 20 to 26 April 2020. The application period begins on 20 April at 9 a.m, and closes on the last day of the application period at 4 p.m. Finnish time.You can apply for a grant in the grant online service.The application and its appendix must be delivered to the online service within the application period. Applications or appendices that are delivered late will not be taken into account.

AppendiceS

  • CV (mandatory) The appendix must be in .pdf format, and it should be sent via the grant online service, together with the application.

No other appendices should be appended to the application. The appendix cannot be sent via mail or email.  If you have an online portfolio, add a link to it to your CV or work plan.

Decisions

The decisions on awarded grants are made by the Board of Directors of the Alfred Kordelin Foundation. We will inform all applicants of the decisions via email no later than on 15 May.

More information

Grant inquiries also on the weekend via e-mail and phone: Saturday 25th April and Sunda 26th April between 10 am and 2 pm.
toimisto@kordelin.fi / phone: +358 50 439 3661

 

Grant types

Digital Leap for Culture Grants can be applied for in the following fields
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Literature

literature/literary work, translating literature into Finnish, performing arts, circus art

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arts

architecture, visual arts, dance, music, applied arts and handicrafts

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Public Education

nonfiction, mass communications, projects promoting lifelong learning