Madetoja Foundation

Composer Leevi Madetoja, who died in 1947, bequeathed the copyright royalties from his music to the Society of Finnish Composers. His will was executed when his wife, poet L. Onerva, died in 1973. The Madetoja Foundation was set up under the control of the Society in 1997. The Society uses the royalty income to promote Madetoja’s works and other Finnish music, particularly in the form of grants for commissioning new music.


The Madetoja Foundation administered by the Society of Finnish Composers invites applications for grants for projects involving works by Leevi Madetoja and for commissioning new music from Finnish composers. Grants may also be awarded, on a limited basis, for the recording and performing of new Finnish music.

The grants are principally intended for performers and performing ensembles that do not receive substantial support from public funds. Applications should be submitted by the performer(s), or in the case of a commission the commissioning party, not the composer. Grants will not be awarded for projects already completed. Grants will also not be awarded to applicants and/or composers who have already received a grant from the Foundation for any project currently in progress. No applicant will be awarded a grant in two consecutive years. As an exception to the above, grants for recording projects may also be applied for by the composer.

An application for a commissioning grant must include written consent from the composer.

Corporate bodies submitting a grant application must append their most recent financial statements and budget.

The grants will be paid out after the fact, against an account of expenses incurred.

Applications with enclosures must be delivered or mailed (postmark) by 1st February 2016 to:

Madetoja Foundation
Urho Kekkosen katu 2 C

Applications sent by e-mail or registered letter will not be accepted.

For further information, please contact the Foundation’s Executive Director

Annu Mikkonen, tel. +358 9 44 55 89