Deadline: 31 March 2021
On Monday, 1 March, Frame Contemporary Art Finland opened a new round of grant applications for international contemporary art projects featuring Finnish and Finland-based artists in 2021. Applications are invited for both project grants and travel grants.
Frame’s grants are available to artists, contemporary art professionals, and local and international contemporary art organisations. The grants are awarded to promote and support the presentation of Finnish art abroad, such as for the purpose of international exhibitions and publications, the participation of Finnish galleries in international art fairs and networking-related travel by contemporary art experts.
Grants are awarded in the following fields: visual art, photography, media art, applied art, comics art, performance art and sound art.
Call for project grant applications throughout March
Project grants can be applied for by organisations planning international contemporary art projects with Finnish and Finland-based artists in 2021. In addition, project grants are available to artists and organisations for the purpose of producing international art publications.
The deadline for project grant applications is Wednesday, 31 March 2021 at 11.59 pm Finnish time (GMT +2).
Artists and art professionals can apply for travel grants any time
Frame accepts applications for travel grants any time. Travel grants are available to artists, art professionals and work groups:
- Visual artists who are Finnish or based in Finland can apply for travel grants for exhibitions outside of Finland. Although travelling abroad is not currently recommended, artists can still apply for our grants to cover travel expenses such as the transportation and insurance of artworks.
- Finnish and Finland-based art experts can apply for travel grants for work-related trips abroad.
- Foreign contemporary art experts can apply for travel grants for work-related trips to Finland.
- Finland-based organisations can apply for travel grants in order to invite a foreign art professional to Finland.
Travel grant decisions for artists are made every second month. Decisions regarding travel grants for art experts are made four times a year.
How to apply
Grants can be applied for in Finnish, English or Swedish. Detailed instructions are found on Frame’s website. Fill in your application online on Frame’s grant service.
All applicants will be informed of Frame’s decision personally by email. The names of grant recipients will also be published on Frame’s website.
Book a grant clinic appointment
We are arranging a grant clinic on Thursday, 11 November between 12 pm and 4 pm Finnish time (GMT +2). Book an appointment for personal guidance and let us help you compile your application!
The appointments are 20-minute phone call slots. You can ask about your application and our Grants Coordinator Veera Lizé will share further details about Frame’s grants.