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A big thank you to the donors

The fundraising campaign Strengthen the Power of Art collected over 3,5 million euros.

Uniarts Helsinki’s fundraising campaign Strengthen the Power of Art ended on 30 June. Over 3.5 million euros in total were collected for the benefit of arts education.

The Government will grant a certain sum of matched funding for each euro that the university receives from donors between 15 June 2020 and 30 June 2022. Information on the amount of final proceeds will be available in autumn, when the amount of governmental matched funding will be determined.

Uniarts Helsinki received donations to its campaign from private individuals, foundations and businesses. The biggest donations were made by Kone Foundation and Saastamoinen Foundation and by influencers in the book industry: Eva Reenpää, Heikki Herlin, Otava Book Foundation, Bonnier Publications Oy, WSOY and WSOY Literary Foundation.

The return on the capital gained through the campaign will help Uniarts Helsinki to offer our young artists the top-level education that they deserve also in the future. The funds will also be used for promoting the emerging field of artistic research at Uniarts Helsinki.

Heartfelt thanks to all supporters of the arts!

Donors who contributed to the Strengthen the Power of Art campaign

Heikki Herlin, Koneen säätiö, Otavan kirjasäätiö, Saastamoisen säätiö

Algol Oy, Förening Konstsamfundet, Leonora ja Yrjö Paloheimon säätiö, Kansakunta Oy, Louise ja Göran Ehrnroothin säätiö, Lisi Wahls stiftelse, Moomin Characters Ltd, Planmeca Oy, Pro Musica Säätiö, Stiftelsen Emilie och Rudolf Gesellius fond, Stiftelsen Tre Smeder, Svenska kulturfonden, William Thurings stiftelse

As well as numerous private person and companies who donated to the campaign

How can i support the arts

Donations improve Uniarts Helsinki’s opportunities to support young artists to pursue their careers. With the help of donations, we can launch new study programmes and strengthen our international cooperation, for example.

You can support the studies of gifted young students with a donation or a bequest or by setting up a fundraising campaign to celebrate a special day in your life. You can make the donation to Uniarts Helsinki in general or choose to steer the funds to a specific artistic field – fine arts, music, dance or theatre. You can also support young students’ studies by funding instrument acquisitions.


Sarri Vuorisalo-Tiitinen
Foundation Officer for the University of the Arts Helsinki Foundation and Sibelius Academy Foundation
050 476 6961

Eveliina Olsson
Director of communications and internal relations
+358 50 598 6492

Donations build a future for the arts