Frame invites grant applications for contemporary art projects in 2017

Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s grant applications for international contemporary art projects in 2017 open on Tuesday 1 November. Frame invites applications from organizations for exhibition projects involving Finnish artists as well from foreign art professionals for visits to Finland.


Frame’s travel grants are available for expert visits to Finland in 2017, and project grants are available for contemporary art projects with Finnish artists taking place in 2017. Grants are awarded in the following fields of contemporary art: visual art, photography, media art, applied art, comics art, performance art and sound art.



The deadline for project grant applications is Wednesday 30 November 2016 at 11.59pm Finnish time (GMT +2). The application round for travel grants will remain open until 31 October 2017.

Grant applications are to be submitted online via:
Detailed information on the application procedure is available on Frame’s website.


Grant clinic

Applicants can request personal guidance with their questions concerning their grant applications at Frame’s grant clinic at Frame’s office (Ratakatu 1 b A 9, 6th floor, Helsinki) on Friday 11 November at 10am–4pm.

Please book a 20-minute appointment by contacting Maikki Lavikkala at maikki.lavikkala@frame-finland.fi. Personal guidance is available in Finnish and English. A guidance session can also be arranged via phone or Skype.


Grant decisions

Frame will notify all applicants of its decision individually. Successful projects will be posted on Frame’s website at the end of January 2017. Travel grants decisions will be made every second month in 2017.

Frame’s grant system is funded out of annual state subsidies received from the Ministry of Education and Culture. The grant decisions and the payment schedule for the grants are dependent on the ministry and the total sum in state subsidies paid to Frame.

Frame is an expert organization with the mission to raise the profile and increase the international visibility of Finnish contemporary art. Frame operates as an information centre for Finnish contemporary art, and it is in charge of the Finnish exhibition at the Venice Biennale.


More information:

Maikki Lavikkala, Coordinator, Frame Contemporary Art Finland
tel. +358 (0)44 728 9914


Photo: Markus Henttonen: Sunset, (2012) from the series Twisted Tales – Road to Hope. The artwork was presented in an exhibition supported by Frame.