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02.12.2021

Statistics and listings of grants, prizes and donations awarded in 2021

Kuvitus: Marika Maijala

In 2021, the Foundation awarded grants, prizes and donations totalling EUR 49.2 million.    

The total sum of EUR 49,193,738 granted by the Foundation includes the following funding:

  • The autumn’s general grant application round, EUR 33,601,330
  • Language, Power and Democracy themed call, EUR 4,596,300
  • Saari Residence grants, EUR 257,558
  • Lauttasaari Manor grants, EUR 37,950
  • Other grants and donations, EUR 10,700,600 

The autumn’s general grant application round

A total of EUR 33,601,330 million and 324 grants were awarded through the general grant application round of 2021. Kone Foundation’s Board of Trustees decided on the grants on 26 November 2021.

A total of 6,060 applications were submitted for the general application round that took place between the 1st and the 15th of September. A total of 324 individuals, working groups or communities received a grant. The projects awarded a grant involve 545 grantees, as well as some wage earners and other members.

Of the EUR 33.6 million granted, 57.7% was awarded for research projects, 24.6% for art projects, 17.5% for projects combining art and research and 0.2% for other cultural projects.

Award rates in the general grant application round

  • Calculated from the total number of applications, 5.4% of the applicants were awarded a grant.
  • The award rate for research projects was 6.9%.
  • The award rate for art projects was 4.3%.
  • The award rate for projects combining art and research was 7.0%.
  • The award rate for other cultural work was 0.9%.
  • In the general grant application round, 6.4% of the total sum applied for was granted.
  • The award rate for research projects was 7.8%. 
  • The award rate for art projects was 4.6%. 
  • The award rate for projects combining art and research was 7.8%. 
  • The award rate for other cultural work was 0.4%.

Language, Power and Democracy themed call

In connection with the autumn 2021 call for applications, the Foundation’s themed call Language, Power and Democracy was organised. It is the first round of applications for the funding programme Is Democracy in Decay? The application round resulted in EUR 4,596,300 worth of grants being awarded to a total of 16 initiatives. Kone Foundation’s Board of Trustees decided on the grants on 26 November 2021.

Applications to the Saari Residence

A total of 26 artists and 8 working groups were selected for the Saari Residence in 2021 out of 802 applications received from 77 countries. The award rate for residency places was 4.2% out of the total number of applicants. Kone Foundation’s Board of Trustees decided on the residency grants on 11 June 2021.

Applications to the Lauttasaari Manor

There were 9 applications for residencies at the Lauttasaari Manor, and grants were awarded for three of these, totalling EUR 37,950. Kone Foundation’s Board of Trustees decided on the residency grants on 26 November 2021.

Listings

Grants awarded in the 2021 grant call

Residencies awarded for the Saari Residence in 2021

Grants awarded in 2021 by university or research institute

The largest grants awarded in 2021