Grants for organisations

Frame grants project grants for contemporary art organisations to international exhibitions, art fairs and art publications featuring Finnish and Finland-based artists. In addition, Finnish contemporary art organisations can apply for travel grants in order to invite a foreign in art professional to Finland.

Find out more about the application perioids and instructions below.

Project grants

  • The application period for projects in 2021 has ended.
  • The application periods for 2022 projects are: from 1 to 30 November 2021 and from 1 to 31 March 2022
  • The decisions on awarded project grants are announced approximately eight weeks after the deadline.

The purpose of the grant is to strengthen the international position of Finnish contemporary art by supporting the presentation of Finnish art abroad. 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 or foreign organisations that present Finnish art, such as biennales, art museums, galleries and cultural institutions.
  • Artists or work groups are not eligible to apply for this project grant. They are advised instead to apply for a travel grant for artists for exhibiting abroad.

For what purpose can this project grant be applied for?

  • Project grants can be awarded for exhibitions held abroad when one or more Finnish artists or artists based in Finland participate in the exhibition. Exhibition activities include, inter alia, appearances by the artist or presentation of their work in a solo or group exhibition, biennale, triennale, festival or other contemporary art event.

Project grants can only be applied for to cover the following expenses of Finnish or Finland-based artists:

  • installation expenses
  • travel and accommodation expenses
  • transport and insurance of artworks

Project grants cannot be spent on:

  • artistic work
  • residencies (including travel to and from)
  • gallery rental or participation fees
  • per diems or living costs
  • artist / curator fees
  • studies, theses
  • production and material costs of artworks
  • general equipment or software purchases
  • the expenses of foreign artists not based in Finland
  • events or exhibitions in Finland

When to apply?

  • The application period for projects in 2021 has ended.
  • The application periods for 2022 projects are: from 1 to 30 November 2021 and from 1 to 31 March 2022.
  • The decisions on awarded project grants are announced approximately eight weeks after the deadline.
  • The grant must be spent the year in which it is awarded.
  • Grants cannot be applied for retroactively.
  • We will not process late applications or applications submitted through other channels than the grants service.

Required appendices

  • project description
  • project budget
  • Curriculum Vitae (1–2 pages) or biography of each participating Finnish artist
  • 3–5 images per participating Finnish artist
  • Attachments should be in PDF or JPG format. The maximum file size is 3 Mb.

How to apply?

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

The purpose of the grant is to promote the international career development of Finnish artists. 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 or foreign publishers
  • Finnish or foreign contemporary art organisations
  • This project grant can also be applied by Finnish artists or artists based in Finland.

For what purpose can this project grant be applied for?

  • The project grant may be applied for foreign-language publications with international distribution that present the work of Finnish artists or artists based in Finland, or Finnish art in general.

This project grant can only be applied for to cover the following expenses:

  • printing expenses
  • writer fees
  • translation fees

Project grants cannot be spent on:

  • per diems, living costs
  • studies, theses

When to apply?

  • The application period for projects in 2021 has ended.
  • The application periods for 2022 projects are: from 1 to 30 November 2021 and from 1 to 31 March 2022.
  • The decisions on awarded project grants are announced approximately eight weeks after the deadline.
  • The grant must be spent the year in which it is awarded. Grants cannot be applied for retroactively.
  • We will not process late applications or applications submitted through other channels than the grant service.

Required appendices

  • Publication plan: a description of the publication and its significance for the artist’s international career, as well as publisher, scope, print run, date of release, work group (i.e. writers, photographer, translator, graphic designer).
  • International distribution plan: how will the publication be distributed globally?
  • Curriculum Vitae (1–2 pages) or biography per each participating Finnish artist
  • 3–5 images per participating Finnish artist
  • Attachments should be in PDF or JPG format. The maximum file size is 3 Mb.

How to apply?

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

The purpose of the grant is to strengthen the international position of Finnish contemporary art by supporting the opportunities of galleries to participate in major international art fairs. 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?

  • galleries
  • artist-run organisations such as associations and cooperatives
  • Artists or work groups are not eligible for project grants to attend art fairs. They are advised instead to apply for a travel grant for artists for exhibiting abroad.

For what purpose can this project grant be applied for?

  • The grant can be awarded for the presentation at art fairs abroad of work by Finnish artists or artists based in Finland.

This project grant can be only applied for to cover the following expenses:

  • booth rental or participation fee
  • travel and accommodation expenses
  • transport and insurance of artworks

Project grants cannot be spent on:

  • per diems, living costs or fees

When to apply?

  • The application period for projects in 2021 has ended.
  • The application periods for 2022 projects are: from 1 to 30 November 2021 and from 1 to 31 March 2022.
  • The decisions on awarded project grants are announced approximately eight weeks after the deadline.
  • The grant must be spent the year in which it is awarded. Grants cannot be applied for retroactively.
  • We will not process late applications or applications submitted through other channels than the grant service.

Required appendices

  • project description: description of the fair and reason for attending this particular fair, grounds for the choice of artist, and significance for the development of the artist’s international career
  • project budget
  • Curriculum Vitae (1–2 pages) or biography of each participating Finnish artist
  • 3–5 images per participating Finnish artist
  • Attachments should be in PDF or JPG format. The maximum file size is 3 Mb.

How to apply?

  • Fill in a project 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?

  • Finland-based organisations in order to invite a foreign art professional to Finland.
  • This travel grant can also be applied by foreign art professionals as a personal travel grant. Foreign art institutions are not eligible to apply for this project grant. Foreign art experts are advised instead to apply for a personal travel grant for foreign art experts for travelling to Finland.

For what purposes can a travel grant be applied for?

  • Foreign contemporary art experts can apply for travel grants 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 upcoming application deadlines are:
  • 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.