Welcome to apply for a grant

The Online Application Service is open during the October, January, March and August rounds of applications. You may check the dates from the pages above. The service closes at 4.00 pm local Finnish Time (Eastern European Time) on the deadline dates.

The Online Application Service includes a test application form for applicants to acquaint themselves with outside application periods. The Foundation recommends going through the actual application form carefully as soon as the application period opens, as filling it in will clear up many questions.

Continuation applications of multi-year working grants awarded to individuals in the October round of applications may be submitted throughout the year. Applications will not be processed in July, when the Cultural Foundation's office is closed.

The grantees are notified personally, and the awarded grants are announced on the Finnish Cultural Foundation's website.

The applicants receive their grant decisions of the October round of applications by email at the beginning of February, about one week before the deadline for January round of applications. The grant decisions of January round of applications will be announced to the applicants between March and May.

Log in by using your online banking personal user IDs from a Finnish bank. If you do not have online banking user IDs, you may create a new user account in the service.

You must always log in in the same way to access the application again.

Application Guidelines

Technical support

The information content of the application forms a personal data register in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is maintained, stored, and archived by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Read more about the processing of personal data here. The register description of personal data related to grants can be found here.