We support the production of documentary and short films, short animations and media art, international promotion of the Finnish audiovisual industry, further education of professionals in the audiovisual field, and industry events and festivals. AVEK also distributes Creative Culture funds allocated by the Ministry of Education and Culture (DigiDemo, CreaDemo, CreMa, and StepDemo) .
CreaDemo grants are intended for projects developing the creative industries and cultural entrepreneurship. They are awarded to companies, professionals, or organisations engaged in professional business with product development projects seeking new products or service innovations for the creative industries. Grants may be awarded for the production of a demo, pilot, prototype, or concept design. This appropriation is based on the Ministry of Education and Culture government transfer to AVEK.
We grant support for audiovisual production companies (registered Finnish societies) for the development costs of a documentary film, short film, or media art production. Support can be applied for e.g. script development, preliminary research and filming, and to secure financing.
DigiDemo is product development support intended for the development of new audiovisual or other cultural content and their narrative forms. It may be granted for manufacturing a demo, the pilot episode of a serialised programme, or for concept design. Grants will be awarded from the state subsidy intended for the implementation of the DigiDemo programme granted to AVEK by the Ministry of Culture and Education.
Media art grant
A personal grant for a private individual or a working group. It is aimed at professional artists for the production of small-scale media art. The grant is always work-specific. The applicant must have a Finnish social security number.
We grant support for audiovisual production companies (registered Finnish societies) to cover the actual production costs of a documentary film, short film, or media art. International minority co-production support for the Finnish co-producer can be granted as production or post production support.
The aim of StepDemo support is to induce the young to employ their cultural knowledge and skills in order to create added value and new perspectives to the creative economy. It can be granted as either concept support or demo support to persons under the age of 29 in the games & music scene. This support is based on the subsidy granted to AVEK by the Ministry of Culture and Education.