Kone Foundation has today announced the grant recipients for the autumn 2015 application round. In total, EUR 22 million was awarded to 597 individuals, organisations, and groups. Of the grants, 80 % went to research and its popularisation, and 20 % to arts and culture.
This year, numerous funded projects deal with the refugee situation in Finland and Europe, or approach participation and inclusion in more general ways.
Find out more about the funded projects
Digital youth in the media city
Halat hisar – live roleplay in alternative history
Real health centre and the measurability of art
Essay collection for brown girls
Learning Finnish through practice
Journeys through time and places – asylum seekers in Northern Finland
Welcome to Europe? Reasons for being refugees and for turning them away
“Boldness is more than sheer bull-headed experimentation, it is also tenacious specialisation”
Kone Foundation aims at advancing bold initiatives in research and the arts. Every year, Kone Foundation selects for each field of art and research an expert evaluator, whose mission is to find the bold initiatives. The opinions of the experts may differ significantly from year to year: boldness means different things to different people. During this autumn seven evaluators wrote down thoughts on the work. Read their texts from the Boldness blog.
Statistics and more information on awarded grants