Art grants

The application period for art grants (1 month, 3 months) ended on 2 September 2019.

An application period for 2020 will begin on 3 February, 2020 and continue till 31 August, 2020 at 15:45.

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 (about EUR 1 700 per month in 2019).

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 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.

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

As a rule, art grants will not be awarded to the same professional artist in Espoo in two consecutive years.

Report on the use of the 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 post to the Cultural Unit at P.O. Box 30, FI-02070 City of Espoo. Mark the envelope with “Professional artist’s grant report 2019”.