Artproof Grant Finland


NEW Deadline for Artproof Grant Finland 2017

New deadline for Artproof Grant is 9th March 2017.

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Competition For Young  Artists 


Artproof hereby announces the young artist competition Artproof Grant Finland 2017, which is being awarded for the second time in Finland. The winner of the competition will receive a grant valued at €5000 for the production of works in Artproof.

For the first time Artproof grant competition is open for young artists from all different fields. This means that printmakers, painters, photographers and new-media artists are welcome to send their project.

The grant includes the compilation of works for exhibition with professional printing services and, set-up and transport services for the exhibition itself.

A public exhibition with the winner’s works will take place in Art Fair Suomi event in May 2017, in Cable Factory, Helsinki.  The aim of the exhibition is to showcase and promote the work of the young artist, the winner of Artproof Grant Finland 2017.

The competition is organised in co-operation with Photographic Artists’ Association and Muu Artist Association. 

Terms and conditions

The applicant’s project and additional materials must be submitted to by Thursday 9th March 2017.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Project description (in English, outlining the idea behind the exhibition)
  • Sample photos, sketches and/or plans connected to the exhibition, combined into a pdf (maximum size 50mb) (Project doesn’t have to be finished)
  • CV (in English)
  • Portfolio

Applicants can be up to 35 years of age inclusive on date of submitting the project.

Applicants must be young artists based in Finland or Finnish by nationality. 

The works submitted for the exhibition must not have been shown as part of a solo exhibition.

Artworks can only be submitted by the artist who produced them. The applicant must confirm that the rights to the works are held by them and is fully responsible for any claims made by third parties.

The grant cannot be redeemed in cash.

After the exhibition the produced art works will be given to the artist.

Artproof reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of the competition during the competition period.

Additional information

In order to select the appropriate formatting/framing, artists are invited for a consultation by e-mailing or visiting Artproof. 

In terms of how the pieces are presented, the winner can choose from Artproof services, such as Diasec and museum quality frames. Special solutions can also be devised in cooperation with the photographer.

In addition to photographs or framed works, the winner may include works taken using other techniques as part of their project. The preparation and presentation of such pieces is the responsibility of the winner.

The members of the jury to select the winner of the Artproof Grant Finland 2015 consist of members from the Photographic Artists’ Association, Muu Association and a representative from Artproof.


In entering the competition applicants give Artproof the right to use exhibition photographs in marketing materials for Artproof and the competition. The works and projects of non-winning artists will not be made public to third parties.

Artproof is organizing the grant competition in co-operation with Photographic Artists’ Association and Muu Artist Association.