The Finnish Art Society gave 150 000 € as grants to 25 young artists or artist groups, each of which received 6 000 €. This year there were 279 applicants altogether.


The Young Artists 2012. Photo: Johann Höglund

The grants were given to:

1. Bjarland Sara (b. 1981 in Helsinki), The Netherlands; photography, video, installation
2. Estarriola Anna (b. 1980 in Girona, Spain), Helsinki; media art
3. Group: Granfors Linda (b. 1978 in Vaasa), Helsinki and Hakuri Aura (b. 1977 in Helsinki), Helsinki; performance
4. Hautamäki Ilari (b. 1983 in Helsinki), Helsinki; painting and drawing
5. Havia Sami (b. 1982 in Säkylä), Helsinki; painting and drawing
6. Heino Aaron (b. 1977 in Pori), Helsinki; sculpture
7. Hietanen Liisa (b. 1981 in Lohja), Tampere; sculpture, installation
8. Husberg Hanna (b. 1981 in Kangasala), Stockholm, Sweden; video, installation
9. Kotiranta Maarit (b. 1979 in Turku), Helsinki; installation, drawing
10. Könönen Laura (b. 1980 in Helsinki), Helsinki; sculpture
11. Lampenius Heidi (b. 1977 in Kotka), Helsinki; painting
12. Lampinen Markus (b. 1977 in Urjala), Helsinki; printmaking, woodcut
13. Lähteenmäki Saana (b. 1983 in Eura), Eura; video, installation, performance
14. Mäki Aino-Marjatta (b. 1982 in Sysmä), Helsinki; community art, video, photography, performance, installation
15. Rantanen Matti (b. 1976 in Espoo), Espoo; painting
16. Regan Tomas (b. 1979 in Tampere), Tampere; drawing, printmaking
17. Rytkönen Panu (b. 1983 in Orimattila), Helsinki; sculpture
18. Räsänen Jarkko (b. 1984 in Heinola), Helsinki; photography, video, movie, sound, computer art, installation
19. Saarinen Hermanni (b. 1979 in Suomussalmi), Helsinki; sculpture, photography, video
20. Silokunnas Jukka (b. 1982 in Jyväskylä), Harjavalta; stop motion animation
21. Takala Timo (b. 1980 in Vaasa), Turku; sculpture
22. Tervo Sakari (b. 1985 in Helsinki), Helsinki; multiple art forms
23. Vainikka Laura (b. 1979 in Lappeenranta), Vantaa; drawing, printmaking
24. Vapaavuori Salla (b. 1984 in Suonenjoki), Helsinki; installation
25. Vehviläinen Juha (b. 1978 in Helsinki), Helsinki; video, sound, media art

The Grant Committee:
Antti Tanttu, artist (Chairman)
Susanne Gottberg, artist
Hanna Johansson, researcher, art historian
Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, artist
Pessi Rautio, MA, art critic