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31 Aug 2021

Frame contemporary art Finland - project and travel grants 2021

Frame invites applications for international contemporary art projects in 2021 - from organisations planning exhibition projects or publications featuring Finnish and Finland-based artists. Travel grants for professional visits to Finland by foreign art experts are also open for applications on a continuous basis.

Project grants are available for contemporary art projects with Finnish and Finland-based artists in 2021. Grants are awarded in the following fields: visual art, photography, media art, applied arts, comics art, performance art and sound art.

The deadline for project grant applications is Monday 30 November 2020 at 11.59 pm Finnish time (GMT +2).


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

PLEASE NOTE: Travel grants CANNOT be spent on

  • residencies (including travel to and from)
  • per diems or living costs
  • participation fees
  • studies, theses

Applications for travel grants for visits in 2021 can be submitted continuously until 31 August 2021.

  • Decisions are made four times a year.

See website for other information and how to apply.

Image: Mark Niskanen and Jani-Matti Salo with Inkeri Aula: Murmurations, 2020. Sound installation at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 3, commisioned by Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and supported with Frame’s grant. Image: Mark Niskanen.