The loan of an instrument from the Finnish Cultural Foundation's instrument collection can be sought through a free-form application. The application period is the three first weeks in October.

The purpose of the Finnish Cultural Foundation's instrument collection is to acquire stringed instruments for the Foundation to own and lend to talented musicians and music students for fixed terms for their use.

In total there are currently about forty stringed instruments. In addition to a Stradivarius, a Guarneri and similar top instruments, the collection also includes high quality instruments ideal for students training to be professionals. A list of the Finnish Cultural Foundation's instruments can be found here.

More information on the instrument collection is available from the Finnish Cultural Foundation's office.

Instruments in the regions
The instrument collection must not be confused with instruments in the regions acquired with the support of the Finnish Cultural Foundation for the member conservatoires of the Conservatoire Association of Finland. The Finnish Cultural Foundation owns the instruments but the Conservatoire Association of Finland is responsible for lending them.

There is more information on applying for an instrument loan in the regions from the Conservatoire Association of Finland at www.consa.fi.