Curator Residencies

HIAP offers residencies in Helsinki for curators of visual arts and other disciplines. The residencies provide curators with an opportunity to carry out research and to develop international curatorial projects while building contacts with art practitioners and cultural organisations in Finland.

During their residency, the curators have an opportunity to present their work in a public event (lecture, workshop, screening). The curator residencies usually last between 2-8 weeks.

Curators can annually apply for residencies via two open calls - Helsinki International Curatorial Programme (anyone can apply) and ARKO Curator Residency Programme (available for Korean curators only).

Helsinki International Curatorial Programme (HICP) is organised by HIAP in collaboration with Frame Contemporary Art Finland. Since 2013, HICP has offered annually up to 4 one-month residencies in Helsinki for curators of contemporary art. HIAP offers the resident curators a combined workspace and accommodation. Frame provides them with a working grant as well as a stipendium for the travel costs from and to the curator’s place of residence. Both organisations provide the curator fellows assistance, connections and context depending on the needs of their research/project. 

ARKO Curator Residency Programme is arranged by HIAP in collaboration with ARKO Arts Council Korea. The selections are made based on an open call which is sent out by ARKO. HIAP offers practical assistance, networks and critical context for the residents curatorial research and projects. The curators have access to the international residency community and programme of events at HIAP, as well as local contacts via HIAP's numerous local partner organisations.

HIAP realises curator residencies regularly also in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut and in relation to the Connecting Points  -programme. 

In addition, HIAP occasionally offers curator residencies by invitation.