Annual grant for professional artists

The working grant for professional artists is intended for professional artists in Espoo irrespective of the art form, and it is awarded to one artist for one year at a time. The next application period, for 2023, will open on April 4, 2022 and will end on September 30, 2022 at 15:45. 

The grant is paid on a monthly basis and it includes pension and accident insurance contributions under the Farmers’ Pension Act. Further information is available at the MELA website(extrernal link)
The artist grant awarded by the City of Espoo corresponds with the artist grants awarded by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. As of 1 June 2021, the grant for professional artists awarded by the City of Espoo is EUR 1,980.85 per month.  

How to apply for the grant 

The working grant for professional artists is open for application once a year. The next application period, for 2023, will open on April 4, 2022 and will end on September 30, 2022 at 15:45.

The working grant for professional artists is applied for using an application form. You can download the form below.

The application must be accompanied by: 

  • A curriculum vitae 
  • A work plan for the year 
  • A description of how the artistic work will be visible in Espoo or renew the art field in Espoo. 

Working grant applications are to be submitted by the deadline to the City of Espoo Registry Office at P.O. Box 1, 02070 City of Espoo. The application documents and appendices may also be submitted electronically to the Registry Office at kirjaamo@espoo.fi. If necessary, secure e-mails can be sent to the Registry Office using the securemail.espoo.fi service(extrernal link)

The decisions on grant recipients will be made at the December meeting of the Culture Committee.  

Before applying, please review the assessment criteria