At its annual gala on February 27, 2008 the Finnish Cultural Foundation awarded 1200 grants and three awards. Choreographer Tero Saarinen, professor Päivi Törmä and professor Kari Uusikylä each received an award of 30.000 euro for their remarkable work. Also, the national youth project "Myrsky" (=Storm) was launched. During the next three years the Finnish Cultural Foundation shall support meaningful art projects for the young aged 13-17 with a total sum of 3 million euro.