Artwork of graphic designer Jussi Kaakinen
The Finnish Cultural Foundation’s activities cover all parts of Finland. While the Central Fund operates nationally, the Foundation’s 17 regional funds concentrate on promoting and developing the arts, the sciences, and other fields of endeavour at the regional level through annual grants and awards.
In addition, regional funds also organise their own events and develop and manage their own projects.
Each regional fund is managed by an administrative committee, which acts on behalf of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in respect of regional grants. The work of these administrative committees and regional funds generally is overseen by fund officers, often assisted by a secretary.