New grants and bold researchers and artists have been announced

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.

See the list of grants for autumn 2015 with summaries Press release (mainly in Finnish)

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

See video: Sivuvalo – Is this Finnish literature?

“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.

Read also a blog post by Kone Foundation’s executive director Anna Talasniemi: Boldness offers hope and peace

Statistics and more information on awarded grants

Statistics (in Finnish only) Awarded grants sorted by university (in Finnish)