Calendar | 25/04/2019

Towards smart art funding

Kone Foundation organizes a working day about art funding for art organisations and art funders at Lauttasaari Manor, April 25. Warmly welcome!
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Time and place: Thursday, 25 April, from 9.00 am to 4 pm, Lauttasaari Manor (Otavantie 10, Helsinki, obstacle-free entrance via Kauppaneuvoksentie)

How should art funding be developed to make it more resilient in the long run? In collaboration with the Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP), Kone Foundation is organising a daylong event for art organisations and funders to come together to find solutions for how to improve art funding and cooperation between art organisations and funders in order to promote the sustainable livelihood of artists.

Speakers will include Dirk De Wit, Head of International Relations at Kunstenpunt/Flanders Arts Institute, Belgium, and Amrit Gill, Director of International Projects at the Australia Council for Arts. In addition American playwright Kevin Doyle will talk about his artistic work, which deals with the public funding of art.

The talks in the morning are intended for everyone interested in the topic, and the seminar will also be streamed online. The afternoon’s workshop will be carried out using the World Café method. Participants can sign up for the talks in the morning or for the talks and the workshop in the afternoon.

The event came about when Kone Foundation was seeking new ways to support the long-term work of organisations and artists, as well as ways the foundation’s funding could more widely enable sustainable, long-term and broad-based art financing. In its support of some organisations, Kone Foundation is currently experimenting with a match funding model in which the amount of the funding received by an organisation is in part dependent on income acquired from other sources.

Registration for the event and the application period for the workshop begin in March. Be sure to mark the date on your calendar!

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