Seventeen regional funds operate under the Finnish Cultural Foundation. They support cultural activities in their respective regions by awarding annual grants and prizes.

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

Priority is given to applicants born in the region, work carried out in or for the region, and cultural and development projects of special regional importance.

All 17 regional funds have the same period for applying for grants, and applications are submitted through the electronic grant application system. The grants are given out at each regional fund's own Annual Gala in the spring.

The Art for Institutions grants are also open for applications in Regional Fund's application round.

Games - a new field open for application

You may apply for a grant for artistic design (e.g. screenwriting or other content design, musical composition, or visual design) of games or for the implementation of game projects. The game specified in the application must have artistic, cultural, or social aims. There are no limitations as to the form of the game or its operating environment.

More information about the regional funds and contact information can be found below:

Central Finland Regional Fund
Central Ostrobothnia Regional Fund
Häme regional Fund
Kainuu Regional Fund
Kymenlaakso Regional Fund
Lapland Regional Fund
North Karelia Regional Fund
North Ostrobothnia Regional Fund
North Savo Regional Fund
Pirkanmaa Regional Fund
Päijät-Häme Regional Fund
Satakunta Regional Fund
South Karelia Regional Fund
South Ostrobothnia Regional Fund
South Savo Regional Fund
Uusimaa Regional Fund
Varsinais-Suomi Regional Fund