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Funding | 16.06.2016

Renewed grant application process starts in September

The annual application period for Kone Foundation grants will start on 1 September and end on 30 September 16.00 Finnish time.

Funding | 16.06.2016

Funding for language learning

Kone Foundation awarded EUR 500,000 for language learning.

Funding | 13.06.2016

Travel grant decisions

We awarded travel grants on June 10, 2016. Researchers working with foundation’s personal researcher grant travel all over the world.

Funding | 24.05.2016

Different forms of language learning

Application period closed on 23 May at midnight Finnish time (EEST).

Funding | 08.12.2015

Essay collection for brown girls

Koko Hubara’s essay collection prompts discussion on race-related feminism in Finland.

Funding | 18.11.2015

Travel grant decisions

We awarded travel grants on November 18, 2015. Researchers working with foundation’s personal researcher grant travel all over the world.

Funding | 15.10.2015

Record amount of grant applications received

The application period for Kone Foundation grants ended on 30 September. We received over 6,000 applications which is more than ever before.

Funding | 30.09.2015

Application period for grants ends 30 September at 7pm

We continued the application period for Kone Foundation grants until 7pm.

Funding | 19.07.2015

Advice on grant applications

Are you thinking of applying for a grant from the Kone Foundation? Are you unsure about focus areas or technical matters? If so, come and find out more at the application advice sessions on September.

Kone Foundation | 28.06.2016

Opening hours during summer

The Kone Foundation office is closed from 2 July to 31 July.

Kone Foundation | 14.06.2016

Tips for the summer

It can be hard to choose from the rich selection of art and culture in the Finnish summer. But do not worry, here are a few tips to help you to take part in the summer of arts 2016.

Kone Foundation | 10.06.2016

2015 in single covers

The Kone Foundation annual report for 2015 has been published.

Kone Foundation | 09.06.2016

Imagining and Investing in our Future

Executive director Anna, head of research funding Kalle and communications coordinator Laura attended the “Imagining and Investing in our Future ” conference organised by the European Foundation Center (EFC) in Amsterdam at the end of May.

Saari Residence | 07.06.2016

Apply for the Saari Residence in August

Application period for residencies in 2017 begins on 1 August and ends on 31 August 16.00 Finnish time (Eastern European summer time, GMT + 3).

Saari Residence | 15.03.2016

RECEPTION off to a good start at the Saari Residence

Some of our residency guests in March are working on the RECEPTION triennial of the community art. This spring, a number of interesting events will be organised at the Saari Residence and throughout the western coast that you will not want to miss.

Saari Residence | 11.03.2016

New residency guests arrived with spring

We may still have snow in March, but spring is definitely in the air, and with spring, the new residency guests arrived, ready to work at the Saari Residence.

Saari Residence | 20.01.2016

Hanneriina Moisseinen: Dear listeners

The comic strips of Saari Residence’s invited artist, cartoonist Hanneriina Moisseinen, will be on display at Galleria Katarina from 27 January until 14 February 2016. The Hyvät kuuntelijat (Dear listeners) exhibition tells a story about cows and war and is set in the summer of 1944, during the Continuation War.

Saari Residence | 14.01.2016

First guests of the year arrived

The first guests of the year are researcher and cartoonist Hugo Almeida, author Marianne Backlén, clown Gabriela Muñoz, animation director Tatu Pohjavirta, artist Kaisa Salmi, puppeteer and puppet theatre director Outi Sippola, visual artist Martta Tuomaala and researcher Daniel McKay.

Saari Residence | 22.12.2015

Triennial of the community art RECEPTION 31 March – 5 June 2016

The first RECEPTION triennial of the community art will be launched next spring at the Saari Residence. It will be produced together by the Regional Office of Southwest Finland of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and several different local contributors.

Saari Residence | 13.11.2015

Last guests of the year at the Saari Residence

In November and December, nine artists and one researcher who is working on a Kone Foundation grant will be working at the Saari Residence. The work of this diverse group consists of crossing borders between various arts, otherness, quantum physics and mythology.

Saari Residence | 15.10.2015

Art as a means to influence society

Toni Meštrović and Nadija Mustapić are Croatian audiovisual artists whose works have been exhibited in Turku and the Saari Residence during October 2015.

Saari Residence | 06.10.2015


We received a total of 378 applications this year. The applications were of a high standard and we selected an exciting group for the residence periods in 2016. More than 60 per cent of the applications came from abroad, from a total of 39 different countries.

The Well | 18.05.2016

Breakfast Well on 13 May: Writing and Artistic Practice

Sinem Kayacan, artistic researcher and video artist, led the breakfast conversation about her artistic research.

The Well | 16.03.2016

Can art be verbalised?

At this year's first Breakfast Well, art and verbalisation were discussed with Taina Riikonen, sound artist and researcher, and Tomi Humalisto, Professor of Lighting Design.

The Well | 14.10.2015

Gems from the Finglish language at Breakfast Well

“Istumaruuma, kitsi, paatitamppu, soopa.” These are just a few examples of Finglish words.

The Well | 24.05.2015

Importance of own mother tongue

At the Breakfast Well on 28 August, Warda Ahmed and Wisam Elfad spoke about the importance of the mother tongue in early childhood education.


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    Workshop on Multilingualism and Art
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    Is Finland Becoming Polarized? in Helsinki
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    Art and Activism Well 2014
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    From solitary chambers to everyone
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    Is Finland Becoming Polarized? in Jyväskylä
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    Nature in the cities
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    Chamber housewarming party
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    Is this democracy, or is it an illusion?
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    New insights into the description of Uralic languages
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    Application period for residencies
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    Localism, mobility and residencies Summer-Well
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    How can we change the world with documentaries?
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    The future of language learning
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    Breakfast Well: Importance of own mother tongue
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    Application period for Kone Foundation grants
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    Advice on grant applications
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    Breakfast Well
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    Application period for Kone Foundation grants ends
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    Foundation day
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    Helinä Hukkataival – Space between Ritual and Carnival book launch
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    Grant advice
  • The Well | 2016

    Can art be verbalised?
  • Kone Foundation | 2016

    Seminar on Multilingualism and Art
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    Emigration – Is the Future Here Now
  • The Well | 2016

    Multilingualism in Finland and in Russia
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    Grant advice
  • The Well | The Well | 2016

    Breakfast Well: Writing and Artistic Practice
  • Saari Residence | 2016

    Open Day at the Saari Residence
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    Grant advice
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    Deadline for travel grant application
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    Summer School
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    Application period for the Saari Residence begins
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    Grant advice
  • Saari Residence | 2016

    Lily Kiara: Fishing in the Field
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    Grant advice
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    Application period for Kone Foundation grants begins
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    Deadline for travel grant application
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    Application period for Kone Foundation grants ends
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    Deadline for travel grant application

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