Applying for culture grants

Online application for cultural grants

Project grants 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, cultural well-being grants and development grants for professional art and culture organisations/communities.

The annual grant 2022 for art and cultural associations and local heritage associations   opens for electronic application on 1.4.2021. The application period ends on 30.9.2021 at 15:45.

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Until further notice, use the PDF forms to apply for other types of culture grants or create reports for all types of grants.


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.


More information about culture grants is available here

Advice is provided by e-mail at kulttuuriavustukset[at] and by phone at p. 040 639 3007 (24.6. – 30.7.2021) during the application periods.

The Culture Grant Clinic is a counselling event open to all organised 2–3 times a year. The next events will be held on in August, more information on this website.