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Culture, Application for Art and Cultural Subsidies

Art and cultural subsidies are granted for arts and cultural institutions and communities, organisations, associations, working groups, artists, local events and residents in Helsinki to support art and cultural activities that are open to the public as well as basic education in the arts. The subsidies can be applied for both long-term work and project-type activities.

Process:

The grants are awarded by the cultural division.

Additional information and deadlines can be found at The Culture and Leisure Division's webpage https://www.hel.fi/kulttuurin-ja-vapaa-ajan-toimiala/en/grants/cultural-subsidies/art-and-cultural-subsidies.

The applicant will be informed of the decision by mail.

An account of the use of the grant must be given with an evaluation form by the date stated in the grant decision. Grants over 50 000 euros will be accounted of in connection with the following year's application in the annual report.

Expiration date:

An application which has been sent is valid until a decision is made. Insufficient and faulty applications will be disallowed.

E-services

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Prerequisites:

Art and Cultural Subsidies are not available for
- media publishing activities, websites, film productions, recordings and radio broadcasting, etc.
- communities whose umbrella organisations are supported by the city
- theses and publications
- competitions and celebrations
- religious and political party events
- closed events
- presentations, lectures, seminars and courses
- hobby, study or club activities or camps
- individual concerts, performances or exhibitions
- activities that mainly take place outside of Helsinki

Service available every day around the clock

Further information about e-services:

Multi-stage application process according to the amount applied for:
- less than EUR 5,000:The amount applied for may be granted if the activities meet 1-2 of the evaluation criteria. The grant is awarded for the current year.
- EUR 5,000-50,000:The amount applied for may be granted if the activities meet several of the evaluation criteria regarding both the work methods and plan. The grant is awarded for the current year.
- EUR 50,000-150,000:The amount applied for may be granted if several of the evaluation criteria have been applied well and they have an effect on the development of the activities. The applicant must be a registered operator. The grant is awarded for the following year.
- over EUR 150,000:A grant of the amount applied for may be awarded if the goals, methods, activities and plans are developed continuously in accordance with all of the evaluation criteria. The applicant must be a registered operator. The grant is awarded for the following year.

Available languages:

Finnish, Swedish, English

Organizer:

Culture and Leisure Division

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