Grant recipients

For example, the fields of culture and science may offer you self-employment opportunities as a grant recipient, say, as a researcher or artist. Grants are awarded by the state and private foundations. 

Applying for a grant for making art 

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland Taike awards every year government assistance in grants and subsidies for making art to individual artists, working groups and communities. Government artist grants are intended for professional artists from various fields or critics of different fields of the arts. Artist grants and working grants are intended to be used for artistic work. 

In addition, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland awards target grants for individual projects and grants for mobility for trips abroad to professional artists. Target grants and grants for mobility are awarded also to working groups. 
The special subsidies and operational grants awarded to communities by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland are intended for associations, foundations, cooperatives, municipalities and companies. 

The Ministry of Education and Culture awards government aid for education, science, culture, sports and youth work. Grants are awarded on application and on a discretionary basis. The ministry awards grants mainly to communities. 

Furthermore, in Finland, there are several private foundations and funds that award grants. 

Parties awarding grants have been listed in the Aurora database, providing information on providers of funding for Finnish science, arts and culture. Most parties awarding grants have specific application periods, but some have a continuous application system. 

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Applying for a grant for making scientific work 

If you are doing scientific work or research, you can apply for a grant to secure your income and to cover the costs related to your research. Grants can be awarded to students doing basic degree studies or to postgraduate students. Basic degree students are often granted a one-time grant, whereas the grants awarded to postgraduate students may be long-term grants. Grants may also be awarded to working groups.  

Parties awarding grants have been listed in the Aurora database, providing information on providers of funding for Finnish science, arts and culture. Most parties awarding grants have specific application periods, but some have a continuous application system. 

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