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Mediarata grant application period from 1 February to 14 March 2023

This year, AVEK’s Mediarata grant will again be awarded to projects promoting the production culture of media art. This time, a total of 173,000 euros will be distributed from the separate funding allocated by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
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Ambitious new talent programme launched in Finland

AVEK Audiovisual Centre and the Finnish Cultural Foundation are launching the first Finnish audiovisual development programme focusing on the professional development of new filmmakers and media artists. In Kehittämö – Talent Development Lab, participants receive support to complete their first professional audiovisual artwork.
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Azar Saiyar katsoo kameraan hymyillen. Hänellä on kädessään kukkakimppu ja palkitun kunniakirja.

Acceptance speech by 2022 AVEK Award winner Azar Saiyar

The newly announced AVEK Award winner, media artist and filmmaker Azar Saiyar, reflected in her acceptance speech on our ability to learn and internalise the prevailing order, and on the potential of art to see, listen and tell things differently. The speech was delivered at the AVEK Award ceremony on 9 September 2022.
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AVEK-palkittu 2022 Azar Saiyar nojaa vaaleaan seinään ulkotilassa. Hän katsoo suoraan kameraan ja hymyilee.

2022 AVEK Award for moving image artist Azar Saiyar

This year, the most prominent media art award in Finland goes to Azar Saiyar, whose work focuses on moving images. She often uses archival material in her works and combines different cinematic styles and techniques. Saiyar’s short film My Home was shown at the Berlinale last February.
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Application period for AVEK's grants for the creative industries starts

DigiDemo, CreaDemo and CreMa grants can be applied for from the beginning of May to the beginning of August. The grants support the development of new cultural content, innovation in creative industry products and services, and cooperation between the cultural sector and other sectors.
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AVEK's funding secured for many years to come

The compensation for private copying, which is the basis of AVEK’s funding, will be fixed at €11 million for the next four years.
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Support for audiovisual culture, application period 7.3.-31.8.2022

One application round this year for the support of AV culture: the application is now open

The only application round for the support for audiovisual culture in 2022 is now open. In the application system, the support is displayed as “Organizing an AV industry event”.
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AVEK’s diversity survey: questions and answers

We announced in our February newsletter and social media channels that AVEK will start analysing the allocation of its support via a survey on diversity. This bulletin includes answers to questions about the survey.
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AVEK's networking project supports six works

The networking event for authors and production companies resulted in some great project proposals and new collaborations. There seems to have been a high demand for a networking programme in the industry.
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Mediarata grants are available again – apply now!

The Ministry of Education and Culture has allocated €200,000 in separate funding for the Mediarata support for this year. The grants are intended for the enhancement of the media art production culture and may be applied for from 1 February to 14 March 2022.
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