Finland Foreign Cultural Policy

In Finland the Ministry of Education and Culture has the main responsibility for cultural exchange with other countries. It supports a number of Finnish cultural and educational institutes abroad that operate autonomously, are free of political influence, and cooperate with the respective local embassies. A number of state-supported organisations in Finland are tasked with promoting Finnish art, literature and music abroad, and facilitating exchange in those areas. In addition, the Finnish Ministry for Education and Culture is involved in various multilateral cooperation activities of the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Basic information on Finland's foreign cultural policy


governmental authorities

scandinavian cultural cooperation

cultural cooperation

Cultural Instituts in Finnland

Finnish Cultural Institutes abroad