How to apply

Frame distributes funds from the Ministry of Culture and Education to promote Finnish contemporary arts internationally.

Frame’s grants

With our grants we support international exhibitions, publications, participation in art fairs as well as art professionals’ international travels. On this site, we provide information and instructions about applying for grants and how they can be spent.

Frame awards grants to promote and support Finnish visual arts in the following fields of contemporary art: fine art, photographic art, media art, art handicraft, comics art, performance art and sound art. 

Frame awards two types of grants: a travel grant that can be applied for at any time, and a project grant that has two application periods per year. The travel grant is intended for artists, art experts and workgroups. The project grant is intended for organisations for international exhibitions and art fairs. In addition, artists and organisations can apply for a project grant for international art publications.

Grants for artists
Grants for art professionals
Grants for organisations

You may write your application in Finnish, Swedish or in English. Fill in your application form at Frame’s online grant service. The service is provided in Finnish and in English.

Image of an installation with a video screen in the middle and fabrics hung up on the walls. The video still shows a view of a desert with sea corals on the front.

Artist duo nabbteeri’s solo show ”to lose juice” at Kunstbanken Hedmark Kunstsenter in Hamar Norway 21.5.–7.8.2022. Photo courtesy of Kunstbanken.