The aim of the grant is to promote the equal realisation of cultural rights and to improve the quality of life of people in need of care or special support, through art. In the Art for Institutions projects, it is also important that the special needs of the individuals and groups in need of care or support are understood and that this understanding is used as a platform to enable equal interactions between people. In addition, the project contents must be artistically of high quality.

The name and the guidelines of the grant will be updated in early September 2021.

Grant Application Schedule

The Art for Institutions grant is open for application in the January and October application rounds. Applications close at 4 pm Finnish time on the last day of the application period.

Who can apply?

Artists, working groups, and registered organisations are eligible to apply for this grant.

What can you do with the grant?

The work or project may take place in welfare and nursing institutions or other environments, the residents or users of which may otherwise have limited access to art. Possible institutions include sheltered homes, day centres, and homes of the elderly, hospitals, prisons (and, outside them, prison theatres), reception centres, care units for substance abusers, and child welfare institutions.

The application must include a tentative agreement of the partner organisation to the project along with their contact information.