Name of funding opportunity

Working grant for professional artist

Funding organisation website


For whom: The grant is intended for professional artists in Espoo irrespective of art form. It will be awarded to one artist for one year at a time. The grant will be awarded by The Espoo Culture Committee.

For what purpose: Long-term artistic work.

The amount of the grant: The grant open for application amounts to EUR 1.960,48 per month in 2021. The grant amount will be adjusted annually to match the artist grants awarded by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. The grant is paid on a monthly basis and it includes pension and accident insurance contributions under the Farmers’ Pension Act.

Application guidelines

When: The working grant for professional artists is open for application once a year.

The application period begins in March and ends at the end of September, on the last day of the month at 3.45 pm. If the last day of the application period falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the application period will end on the weekday following the weekend at 3.45 pm. The decision on the grant recipient will be made in December, at the same time the Culture Committee decides on the operating grants.

How: The working grant for professional artists is applied for by using the forms provided. The required attachments should be submitted simultaneously with the form.

The working grant applications are to be submitted by the deadline mentioned to the City of Espoo Registry Office at PO Box 1, FI-02070 City of Espoo. The application documents and the attachments may also be submitted to the Registry Office electronically at kirjaamo(at) .

Delayed or incomplete applications will not be considered.

More information about the application procedure:

Application period

01.04.2021 - 30.09.2021

Contact information

If you need advice, please send an email to kulttuuriavustukset[at]