HIAP has several international exchange residency programmes that enables Finnish artists and curators to have a residency period abroad as well as offers residencies in Finland for artists and curators worldwide. Exchange agreements are developed on a long-term and reciprocal basis with several city councils, residency centres, cultural organisations, art museums and galleries worldwide. The aim of the exchanges is to offer dialogue, collaboration and networking opportunities and to foster mutually beneficial cultural interaction between the participating countries and regions.
Composer Residency: Tokyo-Finland Exchange
HIAP, Tokyo Wonder Site, Sibelius Academy and the Finnish Institute in Japan join forces to start Tokyo-Finland Exchange Residency Programme in Autumn 2011.
Tokyo Wonder Site is an art center dedicated to the generation and promotion of new art and culture from the heart of Tokyo. Tokyo-Finland Exchange Residency Programme is part of a larger effort to gain mutual understanding of differing cultural environments, and consider a new, shared culture together.
Sibelius Academy offers the selected artist a place in Academy’s series of lectures enabling the artist to present the current project. The artist has also an opportunity to meet Academy’s professionals and students in Composition and thus create contacts with Finnish experts in the music field.
Helsinki-Dublin Exchange Programme
The exchange programme between HIAP and TBG+S – Temple Bar Gallery + Studios in Dublin, Ireland started in 2006. Its aim is to offer Finnish professional artists the chance to focus on their practice and / or create new work specifically designed for the residency.
Helsinki-Frankfurt Exchange Programme
The exchange programme between HIAP and the City of Frankfurt am Main offers annual artists’ residencies to Finnish contemporary visual artists at the Kultubunker in Frankfurt, Germany.
Helsinki-Milano Exchange Programme
In the year 2011 HIAP continues exchange program with Via Farini in Milan, Italy. VIR Viafarini-in-residence gives opportunities for artists and curators to have a residency period in Milan, and HIAP offers residency periods in Helsinki.