Donations

Donations help us secure the development of high-quality arts education and research in Finland.

Make a difference with donation

Artists, art and its methods have a powerful significance and mission in society. Art belongs to us all.

 

Uniarts Helsinki is responsible for fostering and developing the vitality of culture and society on a national level. By donating, you can do your own part in increasing the impact of art and promoting the growth of creative fields.

 

Uniarts Helsinki has been granted a fundraising permit by the National Police Board, and it adheres to the existing legislation and norms in all of its operations. Our activities are steered by the ethical principles for Uniarts Helsinki’s fundraising.

 

How to donate

You can make a donation to support Uniarts Helsinki’s education, research and artistic activities on a general level. You may also choose to earmark the donation to support a specific field of art.

 

Below you can read about the different forms of donating in more detail.

 

Donations of 850 euros or over require the signing of a deed of donation. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information.

 

Do you want to join us when music returns to the R Building?

Do you want to join us when music returns to the R Building?

Home of future music stars since 1931

One of this year’s most anticipated moments is the return of Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy to its original facilities at Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu, the so-called R Building which was built in the 1930s. The Sibelius Academy will resume its operations in the building in the beginning of the autumn term, after which the academy will have three campuses: Helsinki Music Centre, the N Building located at Nervanderinkatu, and the R Building.

The R Building has long roots in the tradition of community support, as some of the original construction costs were funded by a national raffle and private donations. To honour our traditions, we would like to offer our supporters the opportunity to be part of the Sibelius Academy’s history once again.

Watch a promotional film of the R Building from 1946 (in Finnish).


Why donate?

Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy is recognised as a top music educator globally and we need your help to continue on this path. The governmental support for universities has significantly diminished in the past years, which is why your support is more important to us than ever before. 

Developing our activities and facilities is crucial for the education we offer. Your donation helps us ensure that we continue to:

  • offer internationally renowned and prominent music education in Finland.

  • invest in the development of an international learning environment.

  • increase the significance of music research.

  • make a bigger impact on society.

  • maintain long-term alumni relations.


Carve your name in the history of music

When you donate 1000 euro or more, we will name a seat after you (or the person of your choice) in the famous Concert Hall of the R Building. Seats will be allocated in order of reservation. The number of seats is limited. All donors will receive an invitation to the opening ceremony of the R building.
 

We will also name the three halls of the R Building after donors. When the donation amounts to at least 50 000 euro, the donor can donate the name of their choice to either the Organ Hall or the Chamber Music Hall. The first person to donate 100 000 euro or more will have the Concert Hall named after them.
 

You can support Uniarts Helsinki by donating to the account Fl83 5000 0120 4056 09, OKOYFIHH. Please use the following reference number: 98850. Donations of 850 euro or over require the signing of a deed of donation. Please contact us for further information.

 

Uniarts Helsinki has been granted a fundraising permit (RA/2018/450) by the National Police Board, and it adheres to the existing legislation and norms in all of its operations.

Tax deductions on donations

Tax deductions on donations

Donations of 850–250 000 euros by communities and corporations are tax deductible. Private individuals and estates are eligible for tax deductions on donations of 850–500 000 euros made in support of science and art.

 

The donation must be made to a publicly funded university or institution of higher education in the European Economic Area, or to a university fund operating within such an institution. The purpose of tax deductions is to increase the private funding of universities and other institutions of higher education. (vero.fi)

Give a gift to future generations by making a bequest

Give a gift to future generations by making a bequest

A bequest can be made to the Uniarts Helsinki Foundation, which aims at supporting the university’s students and operating conditions. We are committed to honouring the wishes expressed in the donor’s will.

 

If you are interested in learning more about how to support the world of art, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Bequests made to a university are exempt from tax. In accordance with the Inheritance and Gift Tax Act, the inheritance and gift tax is not levied on funds that have been donated as a bequest or a gift to an educational institution, for example. Universities and universities of applied sciences are regarded as educational institutions mentioned in section 2 of the Inheritance and Gift Tax, and are therefore not liable to pay inheritance or gift tax.

Anniversary donation to art

Anniversary donation to art

Making a donation can also be a way to celebrate an important achievement, anniversary or event. The donations are allocated to the Uniarts Helsinki Foundation, which aims at supporting the university’s students and operating conditions. You may also choose to earmark the donation to support a specific field of art.

Showing support for education with a named fund

Showing support for education with a named fund

It is also possible to use a bequest to set up a named fund within the Uniarts Helsinki Foundation and direct the funds to a specific field of art according to the donor’s wishes. The minimum capital required for establishing a named fund is 500 000 euros.

Uniarts Helsinki’s foundations

Uniarts Helsinki’s foundations

Anniversary donations and bequests, for example, can be made to Uniarts Helsinki’s foundations.

 

The Uniarts Helsinki Foundation supports Uniarts Helsinki and its academies, their operating conditions and students.

 

The Sibelius Academy Foundation supports the Sibelius Academy financially by grants and aids.

 

The Academy of Fine Arts Foundation supports and promotes the accommodation, artistic work, exhibitions, publication activities, and international networking of students of fine arts.  

Contact information

Anna-Kaisa Haaranen

Specialist

+358 50 475 9871

anna.kaisa.haaranen@uniarts.fi

Corporate and foundation engagement, private donations, event cooperation

 

Johanna Tirri

Specialist

+358 50 513 9684

johanna.tirri@uniarts.fi

Corporate and foundation engagement, donations, alumni relations


Eveliina Olsson

Director of Communications and External Relations
+358 50 598 6492
eveliina.olsson@uniarts.fi

 

 

Jari Perkiömäki

Rector
jari.perkiomaki@uniarts.fi

 

Other contact information

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