The Publications Committee of the Sibelius Academy is looking for new works to be produced in 2020.

The Publications Committee of the Sibelius Academy is looking for new works to be produced in 2020. The Committee now accepts applications, which must be submitted by 16.4.2019 at the latest. The total amount of subsidy depends on budget negotiations for the calendar year 2020.

Applicants must indicate the specific publication series for their publication, or, that the publication falls out of the Sibelius Academy publication series (see; the information only in Finnish; for the refereed DocMus series, see

Those who receive funding for their publications must notify the publication committee of any changes in the use or amounts of their funding by 15 October 2020.

Only applications received through an electronic application form will be accepted. The application form can be found at (only in Finnish):

Subsidy may be awarded to works that promote the Sibelius Academy's teaching, artistic activity or research, and to multifaceted publications. Note: in the series DocMus Research Publications, the manuscripts will be peer reviewed.

You may apply for subsidy concerning the expenses for language check, layout, printing, and for any other editorial expenses, and for the expenses for using copyright material.

The publications must be published and the expenses invoiced during the calendar year 2020. The subsidy may be conditional, e.g. granted only for electronic publishing (pdf) and print-on-demand, or print-ready manuscripts, or it may cover only part of the expenses. This will be announced in the funding decision that is sent to applicants in September.

Subsidy will not be awarded to:

recordings (funding through separate procedures: SibaRecords or folk music recordings);
theses (SibA funds doctoral theses (EST) and doctoral dissertations (Studia Musica) through another channels; master's theses as a rule are not published in print);
writing expenses (authors are supposed to apply for separate funding for this purpose or to include this task in their yearly working plan).

Sibelius Academy Publications Committee: Ulla Pohjannoro (chair), Markus Mantere,  Maaria Harviainen, Marja Heimonen, Kaarina Kilpiö, Juhani Näreharju, Henri Wegelius (secretary)

Further information:

Henri Wegelius, secretary of the Publications Committee