The purpose of the mobility grant is to enable artists and critics to spend time abroad to discover new tools and networks that support their art practise.

Applications close at 4 pm Finnish time on the last day of the application period.

Page was last updated on August 11 2023.

Application period

Mobility grants can be applied for during the August Round of Applications. Applications should be submitted using the Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Online Application Service. Applications close at 4 pm Finnish time on the last day of the application period. The grant decisions will be announced to the applicants by the end of October. A mobility grant may be used only for those mobilities occurring from November onwards.

Who May Apply

Individual artist, critics, working groups as well as registered organisations such as associations from any field of art are eligible to apply for a Mobility grant.


Mobility grants may be sought for expenses ranging from EUR 2,000 to EUR 10,000. Acceptable uses of the grant include e.g. residency costs, participation in a festival, exhibition project or international collaboration. It is not possible to apply for both a working grant and an expenditure grant in the same application; working must be funded by other means.

Applicants must spend a minimum of one week at the destination to qualify for the grant. Expenses from several trips can be collected under a single application, provided that they belong to the same project, occur within one year and include one trip lasting at least one week.

In the August Round of Applications, you may apply either for a residency offered by the Finnish Cultural Foundation or for a mobility grant, not both.

How to apply

Further information about Mobility Grants:
Apurahasihteeri Eriika Johansson
Senior Advisor