The Finnish Cultural Foundation awards grants for international artists’ residency programmes each year. Applications for working grants in the residential centres can be made during via the electronic grant application system.

The residencies open for application will be announced before the application period. In 2019, grants are available for the following locations: Hôtel Chevillon in France, SeMA Nanji Residency in Seoul, South Korea, Tokyo Arts and Space Residency in Japan, O Espaço do Tempo in Portugal, Artspace in Australia, Insitute for Provocation in China and Triangle in USA. The grant amounts to €2,000 a month. The working grant for O Espaço do Tempo amounts to €800 per person per two weeks or €1200 per person per three weeks.

There is a single application form for all residential centres, and artists may submit applications for more than one centre on the same form. In that case, the applicants must explain in their work plans how the content of the work will change from one centre to another.

The applications must be submitted in English. If the artist only submits an application for Hôtel Chevillon, the work plan may also be written in Finnish.

The Finnish Cultural Foundation awards grants to Finnish citizens and to people living and working in Finland as well as to projects that have strong connections to Finnish culture.

For more information about the residency programmes and the grants for them, see the websites of the individual centres.

In case of inquiries, please contact senior advisor Johanna Ruohonen, johanna.ruohonen(at), +358 40 5163475.

Museonjohtaja Johanna Ruohonen
Senior Advisor, Museum Director, Kirpilä Art Collection