Grants for art professionals

Frame awards travel grants for Finnish and Finland-based art professionals for work-related travels abroad, and for foreign art professionals trips to Finland. Application periods and instructions below.

Travel grants for art experts

  • Applications for travel grants for visits in 2022 can be submitted continuously starting 1 November 2021.
  • Decisions are made four times a year.
  • Application period for visits in 2021 has ended.

The decisions on awarded travel grants are announced approximately four weeks after the deadline.

The purpose of the travel grant is to promote the international mobility and networking of Finnish art experts and to promote the opportunities of Finnish art and artists for international interaction and the exhibition of Finnish art internationally. The purpose of grants awarded by Frame is based on the strategy of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and Frame’s own strategy.

Who can apply?

  • Finnish and Finland-based art professionals can apply for a travel grant for work-related trips abroad.
  • Travel grants may not be applied on behalf of another person.

For what purposes can a travel grant be applied for?

Finnish and Finland-based art professionals can apply for a travel grant for work-related trips abroad. 

Travel grants can only be applied for to cover personal

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation expenses

Travel grants cannot be spent on

  • Residencies (including travel to and from)
  • Per diems or living costs
  • Participation fees
  • Studies, theses

When to apply?

  • Applications for travel grants for visits in 2022 can be submitted continuously starting 1 November 2021.
  • Decisions are made four times a year.
  • The decisions on awarded travel grants are announced approximately four weeks after the deadline.
  • The deadline is the last day of the application period at 11:59 pm Finnish time.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will be processed during the next decision round.
  • The grant must be spent the year in which it is awarded.
  • The grant application must be submitted prior to travelling.

Required appendices

  • Travel plan: itinerary and purpose of travel
  • Curriculum Vitae (1–2 pages) or biography. Attachments should be in PDF or JPG format. The maximum file size is 3 Mb.

How to apply?

  • Fill in a travel grant application form at Frame’s online grants service.

The purpose of the travel grant is to promote the international mobility and networking of art experts in order to promote the opportunities of Finnish art and artists for international interaction and the exhibition of Finnish art internationally. The purpose of grants awarded by Frame is based on the strategy of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and Frame’s own strategy.

Who can apply?

  • Foreign art experts for their visits to Finland
  • This travel grant can also be applied by Finland-based organisations in order to invite a foreign art professional to Finland.

For what purposes can a travel grant be applied for?

Foreign art experts can apply for a travel grant for work-related trips to Finland.

Travel grants can only be applied for to cover personal

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation expenses

Travel grants cannot be spent on

  • Residencies (including travel to and from)
  • Per diems or living costs
  • Participation fees
  • Studies, theses

When to apply

  • Applications for travel grants for visits in 2022 can be submitted continuously starting 1 November 2021.
  • Decisions are made four times a year.
  • The decisions on awarded travel grants are announced approximately four weeks after the deadline.
  • The deadline is the last day of the application period at 11:59 pm Finnish time.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will be processed during the next decision round.
  • The grant must be spent the year in which it is awarded.
  • The grant application must be submitted prior to travelling.

Required appendices

  • travel plan: itinerary and purpose of travel
  • Curriculum Vitae (1–2 pages) or biography. Attachments should be in PDF or JPG format. The maximum file size is 3 Mb.

How to apply?

  • Fill in a travel grant application form at Frame’s online grants service.

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