Outi and Jan Vapaavuori Foundation

The Outi and Jan Vapaavuori Foundation has been founded in 2018. The purpose of the foundation is to support and inspire young artists from different fields – especially from visual and dance arts – to succeed in their careers and find more international pathways.

The Foundation has founded a prize that is awarded to a young promising dancer of the Finnish National Ballet every second year.

The Foundation will also give out other prizes and acknowledgements. To support its functions the Foundation can receive donations, legacies and other aid.

The contact details for the Foundation

  • Email: saatio@vapaavuori.net
  • Chairman of the Board: Jan Vapaavuori
  • Secretary General: Hanna Laine

Recipients of The Young Dancer Award

  • Atte Kilpinen, 2019
  • Violetta Keller, 2021