Young Artist Grant



The grant for young artists can be applied for by artists who have a qualification in visual arts and are aged 35 or younger. The grant amount is EUR 6,000. All successful applicants will receive their grants in December.

Age limit: The applicant must be 35 years of age or younger at the end of the application period (31 August 2022).

Studies: As a general rule, the applicant must have completed basic studies in visual arts. Finnish Art Society will consider, on a case-by-case basis, any applicants who are about to complete their studies and are already working as artists but have not yet officially graduated (they have, for example, completed one or both parts of their thesis). It is also possible for an individual to apply for a grant if they do not have a vocational qualification, but they have some other form of qualification and are working as a visual artist on a full-time basis.

Previous grants: The grant for young artists can only be received once.

Use of the grant: The grant may be awarded as a working grant or as a project grant. The grant may also be awarded to applicants attending further studies in Finland or abroad.

Apply by filling in the online form. A link to the form will be available here as of 1 May. Further information: info (at) Please note that the office is closed in July.


Thirty young artists received a grant worth EUR 6,000. This year, Finnish Art Society received a total of 309 applications. The grant can be applied by artists who are 35 years or under and have a professional degree in art.


  1. Komugi Ando (b. 1986, Nagano, Japani), Auttoinen (Padasjoki) / sculpture, sound

  2. Baran Caginli (b. 1990, Istanbul, Turkey), Helsinki / sculpture

  3. Paola Fernanda Guzmán Figueroa (b. 1992, Bogotá, Colombia), Helsinki / movie, installation

  4. Selma Haro (b. 1989, Porvoo), Turku / painting, installation

  5. Jenni Holma (b. 1987, Kristiinankaupunki), Helsinki / photograph, video, installation

  6. Einari Hyvönen (b. 1989, Salo), Helsinki / brush painting, spray painting, image transmission

  7. Matti Hyvönen (b. 1989, Kerava), Helsinki / painting, computer graphics

  8. Hanna Hyy (b. 1990, Helsinki), Helsinki / painting

  9. Essi Immonen (b. 1995, Rautjärvi), Helsinki / printmaking, sculpture

  10. Karl Ketamo (b. 1987, Salo), Helsinki / photograph, installation, sculpture, intervention

  11. Minjee Hwang Kim (b. 1991, Seoul, South Korea), Helsinki / painting

  12. Natalia Kozieł-Kalliomäki (b. 1987, Bydgoszcz, Poland), Helsinki / printmaking, installation

  13. Hilla Kurki (b. 1985, Anjalankoski), Helsinki ja Sippola / photograph

  14. Mari Kämäräinen (b. 1987, Vaala), Turku / performance, space, drawing

  15. Ilai Elias Lehto (b. 1988, Joensuu), Helsinki / sculpture

  16. Miska Mio (b. 1994, Helsinki), Helsinki / drawing

  17. Katri Paunu (b. 1993, Rauma), Rauma / ceramics

  18. Jussi Pirttioja (b. 1988, Helsinki), Lappeenranta / painting, drawing

  19. Miina Puolitaival (b. 1990, Kuhmoinen), Tampere / performance, photograph, video

  20. Harri Puro (b. 1989, Rovaniemi), Turku / painting

  21. Saara Reinikainen (b. 1993, Kuopio), Lappeenranta / drawing

  22. Anna Reivilä (b. 1988, Helsinki), Porvoo / photograph

  23. Sasha Rotts (b. 1985, Leningrad, Russia), Helsinki / embroidery, textile art, painting

  24. Eevi Rutanen (b. 1992, Espoo), Helsinki / media art

  25. Kerttu Saali (b. 1994, Helsinki), Helsinki / painting

  26. Leena Saarinen (b. 1988, Helsinki), Helsinki / sculpture, media art, installation

  27. Inari Sandell (b. 1991, Lahti), Helsinki / photograph, moving image, installation

  28. Milla Toukkari (b. 1986, Helsinki), Helsinki / printed image, installation, collage

  29. Pekko Vasantola (b. 1994, Tuusula), Helsinki / sculpture, media art

  30. Man Yau (b. 1991, Helsinki), Helsinki / sculpture