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Recovery grants for arts and culture 2022-2023

The purpose of the special coronavirus grant 2022 is to support continuity and secure operations in the field of arts and culture as part of the efforts to recover from the coronavirus crisis. The period for using the grants is 1 January 2022–31 December 2022. The application period is 13 April–27 April 2022 16:00. Read more

The microgrant is a new grant type and trial, which is used to support the arts and culture sector in organising free open-to-all pop-up events and activities throughout Helsinki as part of the process of recovery from the coronavirus crisis. The events must be organised within the period 1 June–31 October 2022. The application period is 1 May–16 May 2022 16:00. Read more


Grants to promote cultural activities for the elderly

The grants are targeted at cultural activities increasing the well-being of elderly residents of Helsinki. The objective is to enhance the opportunities of elderly people living at home to live a high-quality life full of experiences in which they are active operators. The call for applications will be open between 10 January until 11 February 2022Read more


Recovery grants for arts and culture in autumn 2021

The Culture and Leisure Division is announcing the start of an application period for fixed-term grants, whose aim is to restore operational volumes to the pre-pandemic level and reduce the direct and indirect adverse effects of the pandemic. A total of €2.02 million will be awarded as grants to operators in the arts and culture sector to mitigate harm caused by the coronavirus. These grants will be part of the entire pool of grants of the Culture and Leisure Division, worth €3.5 million in total. Grants will be allocated in a way that promotes the recovery of the culture and arts sector and events, as well as hobbies organised for children and young people, as part of a pandemic recovery scheme. Application period has ended. Read more


Special grants for independent operators in the field of dance

The City of Helsinki, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the University of the Arts Helsinki will launch a pilot project to promote the skill development and performance-related operations of established independent dance communities at Tanssin talo. The culture and library sub-committee gave its decision on the matter at its meeting on 26 August 2021. The City of Helsinki and the Arts Promotion Centre Finland will fund the operators’ projects with €100,000 each. The application period has ended. Read more


Invitation for ideas for the Helsinki Biennial 

The City of Helsinki and HAM Helsinki Art Museum are organising a contemporary art biennial in 2020 on Vallisaari Island in Helsinki. The purpose of the invitation is to find ideas that will complement the biennial. They can be events, performances, engage the audience in different ways, or deal with the history of Vallisaari. The application period has ended. Read more


Grant for promoting physical activity and hobbies

The application period has ended. Read more 


Apply for a culture grant via the E-services (asiointi.hel.fi)

Grants for Culture main page


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