Name of funding opportunity

Art² – a grant for large-scale arts projects

Funding organisation website


The Art² Grant of the Finnish Cultural Foundation supports high-quality and, regarding their content, significant art projects that strive to reach larger audiences.

Eligible applicants for the Art² Grant include registered organisations, foundations, and public art institutions in all fields of art. The grant may also be applied for a joint project of a number of collaborators.

With this grant, the Cultural Foundation aims to support art that is meaningful for more and more people and, thereby, for society as a whole. The purpose of this form of support is to fund art projects that make an impact and touch, in addition to art experts, the wider public. As the importance of proceeds from ticket sales can be expected to grow as a source of funding, the purpose simultaneously lends support to the expansion of production funding bases.

The Art² funding for a single project is set between 100.000 – 300.000 euros. A maximum of five grants will be awarded.


Application guidelines

The application process consists of two stages. The first stage of the application process takes places every second year on the Online Application Service of the Cultural Foundation during the March application round, and applicants chosen for the second stage will be notified of the decision in May of the same year.

The second stage takes place during the August application round and the grants are announced in October.

The application period ends on the deadline date at 4 pm local Finnish time (Eastern European Time).

Please see the full application guidelines at the Finnish Cultural Foundation website: