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The Finnish National Opera and Ballet Foundation
The Finnish National Opera and Ballet Foundation has a fundraising permit RA/2021/342, granted by the National Police Board on 19 March 2021, valid for the time being in all of Finland, aside from Åland. The funds collected will be used for the foundation’s operations to advance the cause of opera and ballet arts.
Opera and Ballet Grant Foundation
Opera and Ballet Grant Foundation has a fundraising permit RA/2021/91, granted by the National Police Board on 28 January 2021, valid from 1 February 2021 in all of Finland, aside from Åland. The funds collected will be used to advance the cause of opera and ballet arts as well as for grants to individuals working in the field of opera and ballet.
How are the funds used
The funds raised will be used for the operations of the non-profit foundation to advance the cause of opera and ballet arts. We are not raising funds for the endowment. Instead, the funds raised will be used immediately to fulfil a purpose laid out in the rules of the foundation as follows.
The funds raised are used to:
- Support the artistic operations of the opera and ballet. The funds raised can be used for staging opera and ballet productions in ways that can be considered to support and add value to the productions, including hiring visiting artists, selected main stage productions, organising tours to improve awareness of the FNOB, covering the costs of free-to-view opera and ballet broadcasts and recordings, and other performance-related expenses.
- To support audience outreach. This includes participatory artistic activities, performances and events directed at special audiences, and further studies for those already professionally employed in the field of audience outreach.
The funds raised cannot be used to support the basic education of the Ballet School or basic art education, nor to support or enable the foundation’s business operations permitted by the rules.
The funds raised are used to:
- Grants and scholarships to creative and performing opera and ballet artists or other professionals involved in supporting the field of opera and ballet arts. The grants can be given in Finland and internationally.
- Support the artistic operations of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet by purchasing valuable instruments for the orchestra members, to support the organising of opera and ballet tours in Finland or abroad, produce opera and activity workshops for children in Finland, pay for the visit of an internationally renowned guest artist, choreographer, conductor or another visitor, which would not be possible otherwise, to help create the sets and costumes of opera and ballet productions in ways that support and add value to the productions.
In addition to this, the funds can be used to promote opera and ballet arts and to improve the appeal, attractiveness and awareness of the Opera House both nationally and internationally by purchasing art and other goods.