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Contact Information

Further information on the grants is available from 

Nina GranSpecial Planning Officer,  +358 (0)9 310 37006,

  • Basic arts education, cultural education, theater, live art, cultural activities in Swedish

Marjaana Jaranne, Cultural Planner, +358 (0)9 310 21502,

  • Urban cultures, media arts, dance, street art, children’s culture, music

Sara Kuusi, Planning Officer, +358 (09) 310 32204,

  • Grants to promote the cultural activities of elderly people, Helsinki Model

Salla Mistola, Planning Officer,  +358 (0)9 310 35771,

  • Dance, film, festivals, events, culture and artist awards, multi-year arts and culture grants, development grants

Michaela Stenbäck, Culture Producer ,  +358 (0)9 310 37003, (Mon-Wed)

  • Literature, visual arts, photography, design, circus, the Isle of Harakka, environmental art in Kalasatama

Ari Tolvanen, Planning Officer ,  +358 (0)9 310 37008,

  • Neighbourhood events, urban cultures, regional work, Helsinki Model, the grant for promoting physical activity and hobbies, museums, participatory budgeting (coordination)  

Veikko Kunnas, Head of Service,  +358 (0)9 310 37002,

  • Institutional grants for culture

Sampo Laurikainen, Culture Producer

  • Currently out of office   

Jenni Peisa, Cultural Planner

  • Currently out of office  

Anna von Bagh,  Cultural Planner

  • Currently on parental leave

The City of Helsinki’s E-services’ user support

The E-services’ information service provides assistance with the use of the website: tel. +358 (0)9 310 88800 (Mon–Fri 8 am to 6 pm). 

Apply for a culture grant via the E-services (

Grant Criteria

Application Schedules

Online Application and Appendices

Application Process and Decision-making

Instructions and Links

Grants for Culture main page


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