Name of funding opportunity

Project grants for cultural activities

Funding organisation website

https://www.espoo.fi/kulttuuriavustukset

Description

The purpose of project grants is to help organise art projects as well as cultural events that increase the participation of residents and to support cultural well-being projects. Project grants are, in particular, awarded to support projects that reform art and cultural activities in Espoo.

There are three application categories for project grants:

Local culture grants
For whom: The grants are intended for cultural actors, communities, work groups and private persons
For what purpose: To organise cultural events and other art and cultural projects, to organise free cultural events that increase the participation of residents and to support projects that focus on cultural work in a specific area.

Development grants
For whom: The grants are intended for Espoo-based professional art and cultural communities and operators in the creative sectors.
For what purpose: To develop new operating models within an art and cultural organisation or in collaboration between actors in the field. The grant can also be used as project funding when applying for multi-annual EU grants.

Cultural well-being grants
For whom: For cultural actors, communities, work groups and private persons
For what purpose: To organise communal projects that contribute to the participants’ well-being through methods related to art and culture. Priority is given to projects that employ professional artists. Grants can also be applied for by those wanting to start and test artistic activities. When organising artistic activities, the organiser must take account of accessibility, the everyday lives and different backgrounds of families and the various ways of learning. The projects must take place in Espoo. It is considered an advantage if the applicant aims to establish a permanent operating model in Espoo.

Application guidelines

More information about the application procedure:
https://www.espoo.fi/en-US/Culture_and_sport/Culture/Grants_for_Culture/Project_grants

When: Project and development grants are continuously open for application from the beginning of February to the end of August. The application period ends on August 31 at 15:45. If the last day of the application period falls on a Saturday of a Sunday, the application period will end on the weekday following the weekend at 15:45.

How: Project grants should primarily be applied for through the online service from February 1, 2021. If you need an application form, please contact us via email: kulttuuriavustukset[at]espoo.fi.

Applications submitted through the online service will not be submitted to the Registry Office.