Svenska Kulturfonden

Svenska kulturfonden, or officially Stiftelsen för utbildning och kultur på svenska i Finland sr., is a Finnish foundation founded to promote Swedish language, Swedish-speaking culture in Finland and education. The core mission of the foundation is to promote Finland as a bilingual country by contributing financial aid to things such as arts and non-profit organisations that in turn promote the Swedish-speaking culture and Swedish language in Finland.[1]

Mikaela Nylander has been the chairperson of the foundation since February 2020.[2] Svenska Kulturfonden was founded in 1908 (114 years ago) (1908) and as of today functions as an umbrella-organisation for around 490 individual foundations. The foundation's owner is Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland, that manages the foundation's properties and assets, and it is very close to the Swedish People's Party.[3] The party is the founder of Svenska Kulturfonden and nominates the board of the foundation.[4]

The foundation's contributions amount to approx. 36 million euros annually and it receives close to 8000 applications.[1] In March 2020 the foundation launched a new type of grant for artists hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]


  1. ^ a b "In English – Svenska kulturfonden" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  2. ^ "Mikaela Nylander tar över ordförandeklubban i Svenska kulturfonden". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  3. ^ "Om Svenska kulturfonden – Svenska kulturfonden" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  4. ^ "Svenska kulturfonden 2017–2018" (PDF) (in Swedish). 2018. p. 80. Retrieved 19 Aug 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Coronakrisen: Kulturfonden och Konstsamfundet lanserar ett nytt bidrag". (in Swedish). 17 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-08-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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