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Basic Arts Education Grants

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!!! The grants for culture, their conditions, and their assessment criteria have been updated. The change will come into effect on 1 June 2022. Read more

Basic arts education is progressive and goal-oriented instruction in various forms of art, mainly intended for children and young people, and it provides students with skills to express themselves and apply for vocational or higher education in a specific arts discipline.

Throughout their grant period, communities receiving grants for basic arts education must submit annual grant applications with appropriate appendices via the City of Helsinki’s E-services.

More information on grants for basic arts education is available from

Special Planning Officer Nina Gran, +358 (0)9 310 37006,

Information on the impact of coronavirus situation on culture grants can be found here.

Apply for a culture grant via the E-services (

Application Schedules

Online Application and Appendices

Application Process and Decision-making

Instructions and Links

Grants for Culture main page

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