The foundation annually applies for basic funding for its operations from the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Veikkaus profit funds allocated to art and culture. In 2015, the Fund has been allocated EUR 807,000 in government aid. Moreover, the foundation applies for funding for different integration and cultural cooperation projects.

A board of trustees appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture governs and supervises the operations of the foundation. The Director is responsible for the daily activities of the foundation. The foundation has nine employees.

The members of the Board of Trustees

The Chair of the Board of Trustees

Janna Puumalainen, Director of Strategy, City of Joensuu;

E‑mail address of the Chair of the Board of Trustees:

Deputy Chair

Antti Manninen, Director at Malmitalo and Kanneltalo cultural centres, City of Helsinki


Hannele Lautiola, Head of Multicultural Affairs, City of Vantaa

Lauri Savisaari, Director, City of Tampere

Ilkka Laasonen, artistic and executive director, Lahti City Theatre

Jevgeni Bogdanov, musician, translator

Olga Davydova-Minguet, PhD, University Researcher, University of Eastern Finland

Katia Shklyar, Special Library Officer, Espoo City Library, Russian library