Music Creators’ Fund

Music Creators’ Fund promotes and supports activities and the work of Finnish music creators and music creators living in Finland by granting stipends. Stipends are applied for via this system.

Application rounds twice a year

The application rounds of the Music Creators’ Fund are in February and in August.

Application rounds

  • 1st round: 1.-28.2. (29.2. on leap year)
  • 2nd round: 1.-31.8.

General information

  • Submission of applications via the following website: www.klaavi.fi
  • There are four types of stipends.
  • You may apply for several stipend types during the same application round.
  • Stipends are personal. If you apply as a working group (e.g. as a band), each member of the group must apply separately.
  • Stipends are not granted to applicants who have been granted an artist grant or an artist working grant (from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland) for a year or more, nor to those applicants who have been granted the Special stipend from this Fund during the year of the application or the year before that.
  • The grantee must report the use of the stipend before the end of the year following the grant.
  • Membership of Finnish Music Creators association is not mandatory in order to apply.

The grantees are published on Klaavi.fi within two months of the deadline of the application round. Decisions are not subject to comments.

Stipend types

Contact

Riitta Huttunen
Rapporteur of the Fund’s commission
telephone: 050 355 1036
riittakaisa.huttunen (at) gmail.com

Finnish Music Creators

Stipend application rounds

Upcoming

1. – 28.2.2019

Past

Granted stipends 1. – 31.8.2018
48 stipends granted, total amount: 74 900 €
Granted stipends 1. – 28.2.2018
59 stipends granted, total amount: 75 150 €
Granted stipends 1. – 31.8.2017
71 stipends granted, total amount: 72 334 €
Granted stipends 1. – 29.4.2017
61 stipends granted, total amount: 77 496 €

STIPEND TYPES

Stipend are granted for four different purposes. You may apply for several stipend types during the same application round.

Types:

Working stipend

For creative work as a music creator.

This stipend is intended for the creative work of a composer, lyricist and/or arranger. The stipend may be applied for custom work. E.g. an arranger may apply for custom music arrangements. It is recommended to include a letter of intent or contract signed by the customer to the application. The working stipend is intended for the promotion of creative work i.e. creation of works, not their public performance.

Stipends vary between 1000 and 3000 euros.

Traveling stipend

For travel costs, residence rents, participation fees in Finland and abroad.

This stipend is for travel costs, residence rents, participation fees from events related to the profession and professional qualification in Finland and abroad resulting from the music creators’ creative work.

The stipends vary between 500 and 3000 euros. For stipends over 1000 euros, the stipend will cover 80 % of the project’s costs, 20 % of the costs are thus covered by the applicant. Please indicate the amount applied for in the application and the stipend commission will take the 20 % into account in its grant decision. The application must include a detailed statement of costs.

Purchase stipend

For purchases and workspace rent.

This stipend is for the purchase of music creators’ working tools (instruments, software programs, computers, other equipment etc.) or workspace rent. Purchases must support the applicant as a music creator, i.e. stipends for purchases needed for live performances will not be given. The stipend is granted for a specific purchase or a specific period of time, e.g. workspace rent during the supported project.

The stipends vary between 500 and 3000 euros. For stipends over 1000 euros, the stipend will cover 80 % of the project’s costs, 20 % of the costs are thus covered by the applicant. Please indicate the amount applied for in the application and the stipend commission will take the 20 % into account in its grant decision. The application must include a detailed statement of costs. The budget must be as realistic as possible and please note that the purchase must be affordable!

Special stipend

This stipend may be granted for an application in which the need of a particularly large support is justified. The applicant must be a well-established music creator. This stipend may be applied for studies abroad, travel costs or long-term work. Only a few special stipends may be granted per year.

The special stipends vary between 6000 and 12 000 euros. The application must include a detailed statement of costs.