Appending a reference to the application

Either a supervisor or other person familiar with your artistic work can submit a reference. A reference is not compulsory.

Requests for letters of recommendation are sent to potential references by email on page 9 of the application form. The email address of the referee is required to send the request. We advise applicants to contact a potential reference well in advance of the application deadline to provide enough time to submit the letter of recommendation.

The reference then submits their letter of recommendation using the link they’ve received via email, which directs the reference to submit the letter as an attachment to the application. The request is sent automatically and is in Finnish and in English, and it can be replied to in both languages.

The reference will be able to view your work plan included as attachments to the application, but no other information on your application is accessible to them. Please note that updating or removing the attachment on the application will also update the version viewable in the recommendation function.

References that have been submitted are not visible to applicants in the online service.

Letters of recommendation must be submitted by 31 March, 16:00 Finnish time. Only letters submitted during the application period are considered. If you have personally received a letter of recommendation and wish to submit it, you may attach it to the application as a PDF.

Note: We do not accept references via email or post.

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