HIAP Residency Programme

The HIAP Residency Programme is offered to arts professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, Visual and Media Arts, Dance, Theatre and Literature. A residency includes accommodation and studio space at HIAP Studios free of charge for the duration of 1–3 months. The studios, which combine living and working space, are located in Cable Factory and on the island of Suomenlinna, both in Helsinki, Finland.

Please note that a HIAP Standard Residency includes accommodation and services, but neither a working grant nor travels. In case the applicant needs to cover travels, living cost, materials, etc., she/he should apply support from appropriate sources. HIAP is able to offer only limited administrative support for such purposes.

Due to high demand and limited availability, HIAP Residency Programme is available only for individuals who have never undertaken a HIAP residency before.

THE RESIDENCIES WILL TAKE PLACE FROM JULY 2015 ONWARDS.

THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL TAKE PLACE IN NOVEMBER–DECEMBER 2014.

APPLYING FOR HIAP RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY USING THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

HIAP welcomes artists, curators and other arts professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and diverse practices. The selection is based on professional merit and there are neither limitations nor preferences in factors such as country of origin, age, media, etc.
The main criteria for the selection are the originality and quality of the professional practice and the motivation letter.

In addition, there are several guidelines that the HIAP Jury will take into account when assessing any proposal:
- Applicants should be reasonably fluent in English (spoken and written).
- Applicants should normally have at least 2–3 years of proven professional practice or have completed a university level degree in a relevant field of study.
- Applicants should submit along with the application a short motivation letter and a description of the specific aims they have set for their residency in Helsinki. More detailed working plans and schedules can be sent as support material by e-mail to <hiap.office@gmail.com>.
- The willingness to present one’s practice to other professionals and audiences in Helsinki and to participate in small-scale public events is considered an advantage.

All project proposals and applications of a professional standard submitted for a residency period at HIAP are appropriately considered.

Incomplete applications or applications sent by post or e-mail without using the online application form will not be taken into consideration.

The results of the selection process are communicated to all applicants in due time.

SENDING ATTACHMENTS AND SUPPORTING MATERIAL

Please note the following guidelines regarding the sending of additional material supporting your application:
- It is advised that all the supporting material is stored online and can be downloaded via the use of hyperlinks, which are mentioned in the application. Please make sure that the links do not expire before you have received the decision of the Jury.
- All image / video / sound samples should be stored and shared online. HIAP does not accept CDs or DVDs sent by post. It is advised to use tools such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc, so that downloading isn’t required to access the material.
- Attachments and supporting material can also be sent by e-mail to hiap.office(at)gmail.com. Maximum size per message is 10 MB. Please note that all electronic material should be compatible with both MAC and PC computers and readable using common office software.

Please note that due to the amount of materials received, HIAP is not able to contact applicants upon receipt of each application, to address individual inquiries regarding submitted proposals, or to comment further upon the selection process. HIAP is unable to return or archive any unsolicited material.