Vantaa cultural prize is being reformed – suggest prize-winners

Which Vantaa cultural deed should be acknowledged? And which of Vantaa's young, talented artists should be awarded for their artistic work? You can suggest Vantaa residents and communities whose artistic or cultural work should be rewarded.

The City of Vantaa is reforming its cultural prize and will this year, for the first time, give out two prizes.

A cultural prize for a young artist will be awarded to a person who permanently lives in Vantaa and has proven his/her talent.

A cultural prize for a significant cultural deed will be awarded to a community or person that has enriched the city's art field. The cultural prize for a significant cultural deed will be awarded for truly significant merits, and the city will retain the right also to not award the prize. The cultural prize for a significant cultural deed will not be awarded to a person who has earlier received the prize or to City of Vantaa employees.

Both cultural prizes amount to €10 000

For more than 40 years, the City of Vantaa has awarded a prize for significant merits for the benefit of art, culture and the city's art life. In the past few years, the prize has been awarded to one person or community for significant merits benefiting Vantaa art, culture or cultural scene.

By giving out two separate cultural prizes, the city wants to both reward significant local cultural deeds and to support talented Vantaa artists at the beginning of their careers. Both of Vantaa's two cultural prizes amount to €10 000; with the prize reform, the city also doubles the sum of its cultural prize.

You cannot apply for Vantaa cultural prizes; Vantaa City Executive Board will decide on awarding the prizes on the basis of proposal by the Leisure and Recreation committee. Nevertheless, Vantaa Cultural Services asks residents to propose Vantaa persons and actors whose endeavors for the benefit of Vantaa's cultural life should be recognized. We will utilize the proposals when preparing for 2018 Vantaa cultural prizes.

Send your proposals, including grounds for your proposals, by October 15, 2018, to:, enter ”Vantaan kulttuuripalkinnot 2018” in the subject field.

List of recipients of Vantaa cultural prizes from 1976 through 2017 (in Finnish)

Published: 18.9.2018 
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