Kone Foundation’s 2024 grant call will be open 1–15 September

Illustration: Marika Maijala

The annual grant call is approaching! Sign up for the info session in English on 14 August, and get ready by reading the info material on our website.

Kone Foundation’s mission is to make the world a better place by creating the conditions for free and multi-voiced art and research. The Foundation awards grants for researchers and artists.

We support research in humanities, social sciences and environmental sciences, as well as artistic research. We fund artistic work in all fields of art, and multidisciplinary projects between art and research.

The funding decisions are guided by the central values defined in Kone Foundation’s strategy. The focuses in funding are academic and artistic freedom, plurality of voices, boldnesslong term, crossing national and disciplinary borders, and environmental sustainability.

Read more about our focuses in awarding grants

More information for grant applicants on our website

In 2024, we will also have a thematic grant call called Media and Democracy in Finland in the 2020’s.

Read more about the 2024 thematic grant call

Kone Foundation also has an initiative for projects focusing on forest issues. Metsän puolella (“In the Woods”) funds projects that include research, art, journalism and activism in different combinations. The open call for applications for Metsän puolella is continuous, which means that applications can be submitted for evaluation all year round.

Read more about Metsän puolella funding

Grant info session in English on 14 August

Would you like to learn more about our grant call criteria and practicalities? Join the grant info session hosted by Kone Foundation staff!

A session in English will be held on Wednesday 14 August, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • The event will be organised at Lauttasaari Manor and livestreamed on YouTube.
  • The video can also be viewed later on Kone Foundation’s YouTube channel.

Sign up for the info session here

Illlustration: Marika Maijala

Further information

Read our instructions for grant applicants

Please note that our office is closed in July.