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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 | 16.10.2015

Thematic grant calls were assessed by Cupore

The Foundation for Cultural Policy Research (Cupore) assessed Kone Foundation’s thematic grant calls Evolutionary Perspectives on the Human Sciences (2008) and Multilingualism and Art from the perspective of impact.

Kone Foundation | 14.10.2015

Proven information on population change

Are you looking for balanced dialogue on migration, multiculturalism, group relationships, conflicts, social integration, forming families and suicide?

Kone Foundation | 02.10.2015

Highly topical contemporary art at the Foundation Day

Finland’s second Foundation Day was held on 1 October. The target was to widely publicise the work of foundations and the support they provide to art, research and culture.

Kone Foundation | 01.09.2015

Kamari for grant recipients

The Chamber (Kamari) is a meeting place and event venue intended for Kone Foundation grant recipients.

Kone Foundation | 20.08.2015

Welcome Sanni!

Sanni Lyytinen started as administrative secretary at Kone Foundation.

Kone Foundation | 20.08.2015

Markku Lonkila: Boldness is perseverance

During this spring we started to present the members of our Board of Trustees. Next in turn is Markku Lonkila, Professor of Sociology at Jyväskylä University, who has been a member of the board since the spring of 2014.

Kone Foundation | 10.06.2015

Annual report 2014 is out

Kone Foundation’s annual report 2014 has been published – at last! Our many-sided year included e.g. Is Finland becoming polarised? seminar in May and Grants. Now events in October.

Kone Foundation | 09.06.2015

Opening hours during summer

The Kone Foundation office is closed from 6 July to 31 July.

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.

Saari Residence | 01.10.2015

Foundation Day and Saari Fellows in Turku on 1 October 2015

Thursday 1 October is the second Foundation day in Finland and the Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, will participate the day in Turku.

Invited artist | Saari Residence | 11.09.2015

Hanneriina Moisseinen starts work as our new invited artist

Cartoonist Hanneriina Moisseinen will start her eight-month residency at the beginning of September.

Saari Residence | 21.08.2015

Summer’s last groups at the Saari Residence

The end of August will once again mark the close of a busy summer at the Saari Residence and the end of the summer’s group residencies. The groups resident during August are the multidisciplinary Inner Spaces and, combing art and science, Quantum Puppetry.

Saari Residence | 20.08.2015

RECEPTION 31 March – 5 June 2016

RECEPTION, a triennial of the collaborative arts, will be organised for the first time next year. Based on engagement, interaction and collaboration, RECEPTION is a project put together jointly by the Saari Residence's community artist Pia Bartsch and Suvi Solkio, regional artist for collaborative a

Saari Residence | 01.08.2015

Apply for the Saari Residence

Application period for the Saari Residence has begun.

Saari Residence | 09.06.2015

Apply for the Saari Residence in August

Application period for the Saari Residence in 2016 begins in August.

Boldness blog | 12.11.2015

Dear applicant, dear someone like me

For the past two weeks, I have felt as if I am a lighthouse amidst a dark, stormy sea. I have used all of my working time assessing applications submitted to Kone Foundation. I was in a boot camp of sorts. On my own.


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    Application period for Kone Foundation grants ends
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