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The most important grant info of the year? Kone Foundation tells about next autumn

Soon it is time apply for a grant from the Kone Foundation! It is one of the most significant and progressive financiers of Finnish art and science. In 2019, the foundation awarded grants, prizes and donations totaling more than 30 million euros.

The actual grant application is in September, but now is the time to develop ideas. That is why the Kone Foundation is organizing traditional grant information on Thursday 28 May. – this time streamed.

Here are the facts:

Time and place: Thursday 28 May 1–2.30 p.m., live-streamed on Kone Foundation’s Facebook page.  

At the first grant info session this year, you will learn about the general grant application round of the coming autumn, the application round for residencies at Lauttasaari Manor and the theme-based application round organised this year, which will focus on Russia and the Finno-Russian relations from the point of view of the environment and sustainable development.

Kone Foundation’s Executive Director Anna Talasniemi will talk about the Foundation’s grants and the residencies of the Lauttasaari Manor, while Director of Research Kalle Korhonen will talk about how the Foundation supports research and about the theme-based application process. In addition, the Foundation’s grantee Freek van der Vet will discuss his projects on Russia and his experiences as a grant applicant and grantee within the theme-based application process. 

During the event, members of the public will be able to ask questions in the comment field of the Facebook live stream or on Twitter. The questions will be answered after the talks.

If this info was not enough information, you can have a private conversation, remote grant advice with experts.

These conversations are held on Wednesday 10th of June, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m (Kalle Korhonen’s appointments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Lauttasaari Manor (Otavantie 10, Helsinki, accessible entrance from Kauppaneuvoksentie) 

Grant applicants  and recipients can book a 20-minute appointment to discuss funding with Executive director Anna Talasniemi (grants for arts and culture), Director of Research Funding Kalle Korhonen (grants for research, artistic research and popularising research), Grant Coordinator Maija Karasvaara (general questions related to grants) orHead of Communications Heljä Franssila (support for project communications). 

The appointments last for 20 minutes and they can be face-to-face at Lauttasaari manor or via telephone/Skype. 

Please note, that you must register for an appointment in order to participate.