The most important private source of support for Finnish culture in the United States.
Monday, December 09, 2013
For the Finlandia Foundation National (FFN)
Click here for downloadable application (PDF).
Applications must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2014 and delivered to the Foundation’s office at:
For U.S. mail:
Finlandia Foundation National
P.O. Box 92298
Pasadena, CA 91109-2298
For Fedex or UPS:
Finlandia Foundation National
470 West Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
Please use Delivery Confirmation (tracking) and Signature Required services to ensure that your package is received by the FFN office.
At their Spring 2014 meeting, the Board of Trustees will select the Performer of the Year for the 12-month period beginning September 1, 2014 and ending August 31, 2015. Budget allocation for the program covers POY performances at a minimum of six chapter events during the year. The winning nominee is notified by the coordinator as soon as possible.
A Call for Nominations and the deadline for POY is issued in Finnish-American media and sent to FFN chapters.
Nominations may be made by Finlandia Foundation Chapters, other Finnish-American organizations, or Finlandia Foundation Trustees, and sent to the FFN office (see address above in the Application Deadline). Nominations submitted by other individuals, or applications by performers themselves, are not accepted.
At its March 2010 meeting, the FFN Board of Trustees agreed to return back to a single performer and only under exceptional circumstances, a duo may be considered, if for example, an accompanist is needed.
All nominations should include 4 copies of the following:
This material will not be returned.
In order to be considered, a nominee must agree to comply with these Program Guidelines.
The Finlandia Foundation National Performer of the Year is officially announced in the Finnish American media and chapter newsletters.
The POY's travel expenses to performances/events organized by FFN chapters within the United States are covered by the FFN travel grant of $7,000. One-half of the total amount budgeted by FFN for the program is paid to the POY in the beginning of the term; the balance upon approved reports and plans for the remaining travel.
Full financial report is required by October 1st of the year following the end of the POY term.
Each host organization handles local arrangements, transportation, accommodations, and agrees on an honorarium directly with the POY. Adequate audience donations should be planned to cover the costs for performances and workshops.
Every effort will be made by hosts to attract audiences beyond the Finnish-American community and to actively recruit students for workshops, whenever applicable.
As performance arrangements are made between the event organizers and the POY, the Program Coordinator needs to be informed of the schedules. In case of problems or conflicts, the Program Coordinator may be called upon for advice.
Questions and information
Requests should be directed to:
Satu Mikkola, POY Coordinator, satum @ aol.com