About HIAP

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP) is an international artist residency organisation which was initiated in 1998.

The HIAP residency programme offers time and support for developing new work in dialogue with the local art scene. The goal is to offer space for experimental, cross-disciplinary art practices and to actively contribute to topical debates within and around the context of art.

Since 2019 HIAP is also responsible for managing the Villa Eläintarha artist residency which focuses on short term production residencies.

HIAP also actively initiates and engages in international projects and collaborations, such as Frontiers in Retreat (2013-2018) and HIAP Pavilion at Gwangju Biennale (2018).


HIAP Suomenlinna

The main venues of HIAP are located on Suomenlinna island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located a 15-minute ferry ride away from the centre of Helsinki. HIAP Gallery Augusta is a venue for exhibitions, events and Open Studio events. The residency spaces are located in the Palmstierna studio complex, which consists of 9 residencial units (5 studios, 4 guest rooms) and one workspace for artists.

HIAP Cable Factory

HIAP has three residency studios at the Cable Factory cultural complex. With over five hectares of floor space, Cable Factory is the largest cultural structure in Helsinki, containing dozens of studios for artists, architects, designers and musicians, as well as museums, art schools, dance and publishing companies and other cultural institutions, non-profit organizations and commercial enterprises.

Villa Eläintarha

Villa Eläintarha is one of the remaining wooden villas at Linnunlaulu and a piece of urban villa culture in Helsinki from the turn of the 20th century. The villa has 6 rooms available for short-term production residencies.

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Juha Huuskonen
+358 40 570 9617

Eleni Tsitsirikou
Residency Manager
+358 45 859 7818

Stephanie Roiko
Administration & Partnerships
+358 45 263 1502

Annu Webb
+358 45 181 8661

Paul Flanders
+358 45 859 7811

Interns in Winter–Spring 2019:

Helena Aleksandrova

Eveliina Tuulonen

Danai Anagnostou


HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme
Suomenlinna B 28/2
00190 Helsinki


HIAP Gallery Augusta, the Project Space, office and the Suomenlinna residency studios are located on Suomenlinna island, near the centre of Helsinki. There is a regular connection from the Market Square (Kauppatori) to Suomenlinna. Find the HSL ferry (operating all year round) timetable here and the JT-Line waterbus (operating only May–September) timetable here.

The HIAP Studios at the Cable Factory (Tallberginkatu 1) are located at staircase C on the 4th floor.


PL 35402

Electronic invoicing address
OVT: 003715856629

OpusCapita Group Oy
OVT: 00371094887

For e-mail invoices

For questions related to HIAP residency programmes, open calls and partnerships: programme(at)hiap.fi

Accessibility information for the HIAP premises on Suomenlinna

Accessing the HIAP studios, office, Gallery Augusta & Project Space by wheelchair is possible but we recommend to be accompanied by a person assisting because our entrance doors are not step-free. We are happy to help you plan your visit. Please contact us for additional information!

A more accessible route for visitors with a wheelchair or a buggy can be found here. The pedicab Taksi Viapori also operates on Suomenlinna. Find more information about accessibility on the island here.

Accessibility information for the HIAP studios at Cable Factory
There is a ramp at the main entrance of the building providing access to staircase C and from there to the elevator that leads to the 4th floor, where the HIAP studios are located. The studios can also be accessed by wheelchair from outdoors without impediment by using the elevator in staircase B. Find more information about accessibility in Cable Factory here.

Board & Associates

HIAP Board 2019–2020

HIAP Board consists of artists, curators, arts administrators and directors of various Finnish cultural organizations.

Arttu Merimaa, Artist/Curator, Alkovi Gallery

Vice Chairperson:
Markus Åström, Curator Sinne, Pro Artibus

Liinu Grönlund, Artist
Hanna Johansson, Professor of Contemporary Art Research, Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki
Harri Kuorelahti, Artistic Director, Zodiak – Center for New Dance
Timo Soppela, Director, MUU Artists’ Association
Petri Ruikka, Curator/Artist

Substitute Members:
Ahmed Al-Nawas, Curator
Kiira Miesmaa, Senior Curator, Kunsthalle Helsinki

HIAP Associates & Collaborators

An updated list of HIAP associates & collaborators to be announced soon.


HIAP Gallery Augusta
HIAP Cable Factory Studios
HIAP Suomenlinna Studios and Guest Rooms
HIAP Cable Factory Studios

Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1
Entrance C, 4th floor
00180 Helsinki

HIAP office, Gallery Augusta & Project Space

Suomenlinna B 28 / 2
00190 Helsinki

HIAP Suomenlinna Studios & Guest Rooms

Suomenlinna B 44-45
00190 Helsinki