Propose recipients of Vantaa's cultural prizes

Kuvituskuva konsertista. Kuva: Sakari Manninen

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.

Last year, the City of Vantaa revised its cultural prize system and currently awards two prizes. In 2018, the prizes were awarded as a significant cultural deed to Vantaan Elävan musiikin yhdistys Velmu ry—that has worked for music for more than 40 years—as well as to the young artists Bingheng Yang and Pinja Huhtimo.

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.

Both cultural prizes amount to €10 000

One of the cultural prizes will be awarded as recognition of a significant cultural deed and the other as motivation for a young artist. Both cultural prizes amount to €10 000.

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.

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 2019 Vantaa cultural prizes.

Send your proposals, including grounds for your proposals, by September 23, 2019, to:, enter ”Vantaan kulttuuripalkinnot 2019” in the subject field.

List of recipients of Vantaa cultural prizes from 1976 through 2019 (in Finnish)

Published: 2.9.2019 
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