Kone Foundation’s goal is to advance bold initiatives in research and the arts. It is an independent and unaffiliated organisation, which awards grants to promote academic research, culture, art and the popularisation of research, maintains the Saari Residence for artists and researchers and organises various events. Over the period 2015–2017, Kone Foundation will provide the IHME Contemporary Art Festival with a total of EUR 900,000 in financial support.
IHME School Partners
The Aalto University Degree Programme in Art Education offers qualifications in the teaching of art and visual culture in secondary schools, vocational and higher-education institutions, and other educational and cultural organisations and environments. Each year, the programme runs a variety of projects and events in collaboration with different partners from the realms of culture and social services, business, and elsewhere.
Helsinki City Youth Department produces a broad range of cultural and recreational services in cooperation with young people. It promotes social participation among the youth and offers them support and counseling. The target group is young people aged 10-18. We have more than 400 employees, of whom more than half are youth leaders. Youth department operates in approximately 90 locations in Helsinki.
Youth Department offers activities in youth centres and produces special projects. In addition the department supports youth organizations and groups of young people.