The Finnish Art Society gave 150 000 € as grants to 25 young artists, 6 000 € each. This year there were 235 applicants altogether.

1. Visual artist Erika Erre (b. 1979 in Sydney, Australia), Helsinki
2. Sculptor Krister Gråhn (b. 1979 in Alajärvi), Tampere
3. Sculptor Emma Helle (b. 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden), Vantaa
4. Visual artist Joseph James (b. 1979 in Kansas, USA), Helsinki
5. Photograph artist Saana Jyläs-Wang (b. 1979 in Helsinki), Helsinki
6. Painter Anu Kauhaniemi (b. 1977 in Porvoo), Helsinki
7. Media artist Mari Keski-Korsu (b. 1976 in Raahe), Helsinki
8. Sculptor Janne Kiiskilä (b. 1980 in Espoo), Helsinki
9. Photograph and video artist Anni Kinnunen (b. 1978 in Oulu), Oulu
10. Photograph and video artist Santtu Koivu (b. 1980 in Vehkalahti), Helsinki
11. Painter Klaus-Tuomas Kopu (b. 1978 in Loimaa), Loimaa
12. Visual artist Pia Kousa (b. 1977 in Pertunmaa), Helsinki
13. Photograph and video artist Juhana Moisander (b. 1977 in Savonlinna), Helsinki
14. Painter Maria Mughal (b. 1974 in Helsinki), Helsinki
15. Visual artist Anu Pennanen (b. 1975 in Kirkkonummo), Kirkkonummi
16. Sculptor Eeva-Maija Priha (b. 1980 in Lempäälä), Helsinki
17. Painter Antti Ruuhela (b. 1980 in Seinäjoki), Helsinki
18. Textile artist Sonja Salomäki (b. 1977 in Helsinki), Helsinki
19. Painter Alina Sinivaara (b. 1978 in Helsinki), Helsinki
20. Visual artist Aleksi Tolonen (b. 1974 in Espoo), Helsinki
21. Visual artist Emilia Ukkonen (b. 1983 in Helsinki), Turku
22. Photograph artist Niina Vatanen (b. 1977 in Kuopio), Helsinki
23. Visual artist Jarno Vesala (b. 1977 in Rauma), Tampere
24. Visual artist Leena Virtanen (b. 1980 in Vantaa), Helsinki
25. Visual artist Laura Wesamaa (b. 1979 on Vantaa), Helsinki

Jury:
Mauri Niemi, Chairman
Markus Konttinen, artist member
Kaarina Kaikkonen, artist member
Antti Kantola, M.Sc. (Tech.)


Photo: Roger Gustafsson