On this page you find grant guidance, our programme and news during Covid-19 pandemic.
Resources in times of Covid-19 for artists and art communities
Frame has compiled a list of useful resources for those working within art and cultural fields in Finland during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Firstly, we recognise it is important to focus on the immediate urgencies of lost incomes and secure crisis funding for self-employed artists and art workers. It is also important to discuss how the crisis impacts the art scene now and long term, therefore we have compiled content on this too. Furthermore, the list includes a range of resources emphasizing the possibilities to experience contemporary online art despite physical isolation.
We have listed here:
- Information about grants and other forms of support
- Links to information and conversations on the effects of COVID 19 epidemic on contemporary art scenes
- Links to webpages and archives where you can access contemporary art online
The list provides information with different languages, mainly in Finnish and English.
Information on the effects of the pandemic on the art field
Lisa Abend: Museums Scramble to Document the Pandemic, Even as It Unfolds (New York Times 31.3. 2020)
Current grant calls and crises funding and support
Personal experiences and extended readings
Views on cultural politics during the pandemic
Rosa Meriläinen: Kuntatalouden kriisi haaste meille kaikille (23.3. Kulta ry.)
Maaria Ylikangas: Freelancer on poikkeustilan asiantuntija (Nuori Voima 26.3.2020)
Lanre Bakare: UK gallery curator calls for public art project in response to Covid-19 (The Guardian 30.3.2020)
Anna Talasniemi: Will the crisis spawn new beginnings? (Kone Foundation 1.4.2020)
Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo: Korona kouraisee kuvataidekenttää (Satakunnan Kansa 2.4.2020)
Exhibitions and Programme online
Artist Grayson Perry’s art classes online (Evening Standard, 25.3.2020)
Call for grant applications
We have extended the deadline for the ongoing round for project grants.
The new deadline is 15 April, 2020.
Read more about our grant applications from our website.
International contemporary art projects will be affected by the coronavirus pandemic during this year. We recognise that this will also affect the projects and travel that have been awarded grants by Frame. We will apply flexibility regarding awarded grants to projects and travel that are cancelled or postponed. We will also award additional funding to complete postponed projects.
It is advisable to inform us as soon as possible about cancellations or postponements by sending a message through the grants service system. We are experiencing quite a lot of traffic in the system but will get back to everyone as soon as possible.
If your scheduled project is cancelled please remember to be also in contact with your airline and travel insurance company.
Changes available for awarded grants:
- Postponed projects: we are able to extend the timeframe of the grant until the end of 2020.
- Cancelled projects: the awarded grant can be used for another equivalent project or travel.
Frame will award special grants to cover for incurred costs such as travel, accomodation, transport, insurance or installation expenses that neither the airline company, organising party or insurance company will compensate for. The maximum amount of the special grant is the same as the original grant.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, we will postpone the planned events for the spring. The publication launch event in Berlin, the weekly gatherings for readings by Vidha Saumya at Frame’s office as well as the Rehearsing Hospitalities -event will be postponed.
With everyone’s health as number one priority we are actively looking into other ways to organise our events in a way that will not require physical attendance. Further information to be announced.
For the time being we will keep our office closed. Frame’s staff are reachable as usual during the office hours via email and phone. Find our staff’s contact information from our contacts page.