Applying for culture grants

Online application for project grants

Project and development grants for culture can be applied for online from 1 February to 31 August 2021 at 15:45. Applications should primarily be submitted through the online service.

Online application includes local culture grants, grants for starting and developing artistic activities and development grants for professional art and culture organisations/communities. Until further notice, use the PDF forms to apply for other types of culture grants or create reports for all types of grants.

The associations' annual grant 2022 opens for electronic application on 1.4.2021.

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You must log in to the service using your online banking credentials or the Mobile Certificate.

If you are applying as a registered community , during your first log-in, enter the basic information about the organisation and the personal information of the responsible person as well as the community rules and board information as mandatory appendices. After this, you can fill in, sign and submit the application through the system. The community is responsible for the correctness of the information and its updates.
Please Note! Banking Protection may prevent the uploading of attachments when you add the information about the community. You must disable the protection before uploading attachments.

If you are applying as a private individual or work group, please enter your basic information using the application form. The basic information of private individuals and work groups is application-specific and must always be entered again when making a new application.

A quick guide to online application for communities is available in the Attachments section of this website.


More information about culture grants is available here

Advice is provided by e-mail at kulttuuriavustukset[at] and by phone at 043 8271080 during the application periods.

The culture grant clinic is a counselling event open to all organised 2–3 times a year. The next event will be held in March 2021.