TAKU awards graduating students with TAKUtuki prize – apply now

The purpose of TAKUtuki is to strengthen the research and awareness of arts and culture sector and also to award students for their hard work.

The support is 1 000 €/work and it will be granted for two students. The application period is from  March 10th till April 7th 2021.

Who can apply?

TAKUtuki is available to all TAKU's student members and members who are currently working on their theses, which has been completed/will be completed between July 2020 and July 2021. You can apply with AMK/YAMK work from polytechnic or with an MA thesis from any university. The applicant must be a member of the TAKU or join the union before submitting the application.

You can join TAKU here.


The application for TAKUtuki is sent via an online form. Attach a free-form application that is max. 6 000 characters long.

For the online application you need to also write a short summary (length max 1 500 characters). You can also mention if you have planned to continue working with the same topic on some level or have you been able to utilize your thesis in some other way.

The application deadline is 7. April at 23:45. You can submit an application in Finnish, Swedish or English.

Apply TAKUtuki here

The background information required:

  • University/institution
  • Your major/degree programme
  • Topic of the thesis
  • Name of the thesis supervisor

The application should address the following:

  • Main keywords
  • The importance of research topic for the field of academia and for TAKU
  • Research methodology
  • Timetable

Applications are evaluated anonymously. Please do not include your name or contact information to the application.

The supported works are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Relevant/original topic
  • Importance of the subject for the arts and culture sector
  • Clear format of the application
  • The work is ready or well advanced and the schedule is realistic

The grant admission

A group consisting of TAKU's board members is making the selection for awarded works and applications are evaluated anonymously. TAKUtuki recipients will be announced at the TAKU's spring seminar on Friday May 7th, 2021. TAKUtuki is paid in May. The recipients of the grant are contacted when the selection is made. The recipients will also be announced on TAKU's website and in the newsletter. The Board of TAKU has the right to decide to support only one work or leave the grant completely unallocated.

TAKU may use the chosen works its own communication (reference, promotion etc.), or on its website or in its newsletter with the appropriate source references. The previous TAKUtuki recipients you can see here: 2020, 2019 and 2018 (articles are in Finnish).

More information:

Vilja Byström
tel. +35840 561 8967