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Demo grants for Digidemo and Creademo have beed awarded

A total of €490,000 in AVEK’s demo grants were awarded to 26 different projects. DigiDemo grants totalled €340,000 and CreaDemo grants €150,000.
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CreaDemo and DigiDemo concept grants awarded – surprisingly high number of applications

A total of €110,000 was awarded to 22 projects. There were 180 applications for concept support, which is around 140% more than in 2022. The application period for demo grants is now open.
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Our message to decision-makers: We must harness creative industries' growth potential

Government negotiators are currently considering ways to promote economic growth and employment. In this context, we must not forget the potential of the arts and cultural industries, which, if properly harnessed, can be important not only for economic growth but also for export. Moreover, culture has strong intrinsic value and also plays an important role in promoting people’s well-being and mental resilience.
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Application period for DigiDemo and CreaDemo grants starts

The first call to open is for concept support. 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. A total of 600,000 euros will be distributed from the separate funding allocated by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
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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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Financial support for the creative industries cut by half: DigiDemo and CreaDemo grants for cultural content and innovations under threat

The DigiDemo and CreaDemo grants awarded by AVEK to the creative industries will be cut by half in 2021. Distributed for almost 20 years, these grants are funded from a special appropriation granted by the Ministry of Education and Culture that comes from profits obtained from gaming operations. AVEK’s product development support has helped companies and products such as Supercell, Gigglebug Entertainment, Arilyn and Oikiat Design’s Vaatelaastari (FabPatch) get started. The drastic decrease in the amount of financial support is a new blow to the creative industries and threatens their reform and innovation.
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New cuts to the creative industries, which are in need of support: even the sprouts of growth are being suppressed

“The beginning of new stories is in jeopardy,” writes Director of AVEK Ulla Simonen in her blog. The DigiDemo and CreaDemo grants distributed by AVEK will be cut by half in 2021, and the future of the appropriation is unknown.
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Arilyn opens the door to other worlds

A recipient of both the CreMa and CreaDemo grants, Arilyn creates emotionally engaging experiences with the help of augmented reality. The company’s CEO and co-founder Emmi Jouslehto explains the role that augmented reality can play in cultural experiences.
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AVEK increases its emphasis on development support and reveals the new eco support

At the documentary industry’s DocInfo event held on 17 January 2020, we presented some of the changes being made to the types of financial support granted by AVEK. Here is a concise information package about what will change this year and what kind of new developments you can look forward to!
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