Statistics and listings of grants, prizes and donations 2020

In 2020, Kone Foundation awarded grants, prizes and donations totalling EUR 40.5 million.
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The amount of 40,508,240 euro includes the following funding:

  • General grant call, 33,493,184 EUR
  • Thematic grant call for 2020: Sustainable Development, Russia, and Finland, 3,186,250 EUR
  • Supplementary COVID-19 Funding for Grantees, 1,265,299 EUR
  • Home residency grants, 1,478,700 EUR
  • Saari Residence grants 177,107 EUR
  • Lauttasaari Manor residence grants, 24,700 EUR
  • Other grants in 2020, 883,000 EUR

 

General grant call

A total of EUR 33,493,184 and 296 grants were awarded through the general grant call in 2020. Decisions on grants to be awarded were taken by the Board of Trustees on 27th November 2020.

A total of 6,310 applications were submitted for the application round of 1 to 15 September. There is a total of 296 grant recipients; individuals, work groups, or organisations. Over 600 people work in the projects funded.

Of the EUR 33,5 million granted, 50.2 % was awarded for scholarly projects, 19.4 % for art projects, 30.2 % for projects linking research and art, and 0.2 % for other cultural projects.

Award rates in the general call

  • 4.7 % of the applications received a grant in the general grant application round.
  • The award rate for research projects was 6.2 %.
  • The award rate for art projects was 3.2 %.
  • The award rate for projects linking research and art was 8.1 %.
  • The award rate for other cultural work was 0.5 %.
  • In relation to the number of euros applied for, the overall award rate was 6.4.
  • The award rate for research projects was 6.8.
  • The award rate for art projects was 4.3.
  • The award rate for projects linking research and art was 11.3.
  • The award rate for other cultural work was 0.2.

 

Saari Residence

A total of 22 artists and 4 working groups were selected for the Saari Residence in 2020. A total of 691 applications were made from 71 different countries. The award rate for residency places is 3,76 per cent of the number of applicants. Decisions on residencies to be awarded were taken by the Kone Foundation Board of Trustees on 12 June 2020.

 

Lauttasaari Manor Residence

In total, 12 applications were made for the Lauttasaari Manor Residence and grants were awarded for 2 of these, altogether 24,700 EUR. Decisions on grants to be awarded were taken by the Board of Trustees on 27th November 2020.

 

Thematic grant call for 2020: Sustainable Development, Russia, and Finland

Alongside the Kone Foundation general application call, a thematic grant call of “Sustainable Development, Russia, and Finland” was organised as the last round of funding calls in the Changing “neighbournessess” of Finland funding programme. In this call, altogether 3 186 250 euros were awarded to 10 initiatives. Decisions on grants to be awarded were taken by the Board of Trustees on 27th November 2020.

 

Supplementary COVID-19 Funding for Grantees

Alongside the Kone Foundation general application call, a supplementary funding call was organized for for projects already funded by the foundation whose work had been impaired by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this call, altogether 1 265 299 euros were awarded to 101 initiatives.

 

Listings

 

Grant recipients 2020

Saari Residence residency awards 2020

Recipients of research funding by university or institution

Largest funding amounts in 2020 grant application round

 

Charts

 

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