Wilho Sjöström, Two Women 1916
Birger Kaipiainen, Culrew1960's
Pekka Halonen Landscape from Koli 1914


Art Foundation Merita fr grants scholarships to artists and art history researchers. The maximum amount for scholarships is EUR 22,000.

The foundation has agreed on a partnership with the Academy of Fine Arts for the years 2016-2018. As part of this agreement, the foundation will provide scholarships for artistic work to individuals who have recently graduated from the Academy with master's degrees. A scholarship may only be bestowed on an individual who has earned a master's degree in art during the term preceding the decision making on the grant, and who participated in the Kuvan Kevät MFA Degree Show for a maximum of two years before the year when the grant would be provided.

In selecting the scholarship recipients, particular attention will be paid to the applicant's talent and ability to develop. The decision on the scholarship recipient(s) will be made by the board of the Art Foundation Merita fr.

The foundation's Promising Young Artist scholarship 2017 has been awarded to Lilli Haapala. Read more here.

The scholarship is intended as working compensation. All scholarship recipients living in Finland must arrange their pension insurance according to the Farmers' Pensions Act, which also covers grant or scholarship recipients. The names and personal details of scholarship recipients will be submitted to the Farmers' Social Insurance Institution (Mela) as required by law. More information about social security for scholarship recipients is available from Mela, PL 16, FI-02101 Espoo, tel. +358-20-630-0650 or mela.fi.

Recipients must provide a written report to the foundation on the use of the scholarship within a year of its payment. 

Scholarships granted 2003-2017


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