The Finnish Cultural Foundation awards grants to different fields of science, art, and culture through its Central Fund and 17 regional funds.

The Foundation awards grants for scientific and artistic work as well as for projects and acquisitions to Finnish nationals or to people or organisations residing and working in Finland. Funding is also granted to other applicants whose applications demonstrate strong connections to Finland or Finnish culture.

The annual grant cycle comprises of the January, March, August, and October rounds of application. Applications close at 4 pm Finnish time on the last day of each application period.

You may submit your application to the Cultural Foundation within the application period. Familiarise yourself with the application guidelines of different grants and allow yourself plenty of time to draft your application. The Online Application Service closes at 4.00 pm local Finnish time (Eastern European Time) on the deadline date.

For any enquiries please contact the Foundation by tel. +358 (0)9 612810 (switch) between 9 am and 3 pm on business days or by email at ( Any enquiries regarding the January round of applications should be directed to the regional funds. Technical enquiries concerning the use of online services may be sent by email to (

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