How will the organ be funded?
The organ project was launched by composer Kaija Saariaho with a one-million-euro donation. The following sponsors have also contributed: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation (€500,000), Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland Fredrik Pacius Memorial Fund (€500,000), Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation (€300,000), Finnish Cultural Foundation (€300,000), Svenska Kulturfonden (€100,000), and Pro Musica Foundation (€26,000 for project PR and the website). In addition, the following sponsors are waiting for a final decision regarding donation: the City of Helsinki, the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE.
What is the campaign’s objective and how will donations be used?
To celebrate the start of the organ project, the Helsinki Music Centre Foundation has organised a donation campaign with a fundraising target of €200,000. The sum will be used to commission organ works for the Helsinki Music Centre and related events.