Grant for cultural professionals

The grant of the additional grant application is intended for art and cultural professionals and professional artists in Espoo whose work situation has deteriorated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The application period has ended.

The individual grant amount is EUR 4,000, which corresponds to a two-month artist grant from Arts Promotion Centre Finland. The beneficiary may choose the months of work during 2022. The City of Espoo will award a maximum of EUR 200,000 in total under the grant.

The applicants were informed of the decision by email on 29 November 2021. The grant will be paid to the recipients, as a rule, within approximately one month of the decision, unless otherwise stated. This does not require any action by the grant recipients. Contrary to other grants, the recipients of this additional grant are not required to provide a report afterwards.

How to apply for the grant

The grant is open for application from 27 September 2021 to 8 October 2021. The application period has ended.

The grant is intended for private persons. The applicant may also be a working group or band, but each member of the group must apply for the grant individually.

The grant is applied for using an application form. Please save the form to your computer during the filling process so that it works as it should.

The application must be accompanied by:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a work plan for the two-month period.

The curriculum vitae and work plan must be submitted as one-page PDF files. The work plan is a description of the applicant’s own work or maintenance of professional skills during the grant period. 

Applications must 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(extrernal link). If necessary, secure e-mails can be sent to the Registry Office using the securemail.espoo.fi service(extrernal link).

Grant decisions will be taken by the Cultural Affairs Committee during November and December 2021.

Advice for applicants

Applicants can ask for more information by e-mail at kulttuuriavustukset@espoo.fi(extrernal link). Guidance will be provided by telephone at the following times: 

  • Thursday, 30 September at 9:30–11:00, tel. +358 43 827 1080 
  • Monday, 4 October at 13:00–14:00, tel. +358 50 301 9426
  • Wednesday, 6 October at 9:00–10:00, tel. +358 43 827 1080