About HIAP

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

The HIAP residency programme offers time and space for developing new work in dialogue with the local art scene. The goal is to support 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.

Recent HIAP projects and collaborations include Post-Fossil Transition (2018-2020), So long, thanks agains for the fish (2021), Empowering Tools (2022) and Ukraine Solidarity Residencies Network (2022-).

HIAP residencies in Suomenlinna & Cable Factory

HIAP offers residencies for artists, curators and other cultural practitioners in Suomenlinna island and Cable Factory in Helsinki. The residency periods are between 1-11 months. The residencies offer time and space open-ended research and exploration.

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Villa Eläintarha

HIAP coordinates the reservations for Villa Eläintarha artist residency. The villa has seven rooms available for short-term (from 1 week to 2 months) production residencies. 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.

>> Application form & more information

Ecological Travel

HIAP is dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of the organisation’s activities. Therefore we encourage the residents and our partner organisations to arrange travel to Helsinki via land or sea.

>>More information on ecological travel

HIAP team

Juha Huuskonen
+358 40 570 9617

Eleni Tsitsirikou
Residency Manager
+358 45 859 7818

Stephanie Roiko
Administration & Partnerships
+358 45 263 1502

Mia Mikkola (until 30.4.2023)
Office & Residence Administration

Dana Neilson
Villa Eläintarha Residency Manager
Ukrainian Solidarity Residencies Project Manager
Connecting Points Project Coordinator
+358 45 319 4742

Jaana Denisova
Ukrainian Solidarity Residencies Coordinator
+358 40 3560949

Jakub Bobrowski
Residency Assistant
+358 45 695 9357

Sampo Pyhälä

HIAP also collaborates with Athanasía Aarniosuo who interviews HIAP residents on a regular basis.

Visiting & Invoicing Address, Accessibility

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.

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


Electronic invoices
OVT: 003715856629
Operator: Maventa (003721291126)

E-mail invoices

Paper invoices
HIAP ry / 15856629, PL 100, 80020 Kollektor Scan

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 the entrance doors are not step-free. We are happy to help you plan your visit. Please contact us for additional information!

A map indicating more accessible routes on the island can be found here. Please note that no signposts designate the accessible route in the terrain.

Find more information about accessibility on Suomenlinna here. If you prefer to follow a more accessible route towards the HIAP studios upon your arrival, please let us know.

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 from outdoors without any impediment by using the elevator in staircase B. After reaching the 4th floor and exiting the elevator, one needs to pass through the doors (2 or 3, depending on which studio one wishes to reach) of the corridor that leads from staircase B to staircase C. These doors are not equipped with an automatic opening mechanism.

Find more information about accessibility in Cable Factory here.

Board & Associates

HIAP Board 2023–2024

HIAP Board consists of artists, curators and other experts of art and culture.

Petri Ruikka, Curator/Artist

Ulrika Ferm, Artist
Minka Heino, Artist
Jaakko Lindgren
, Attorney, partner Dottir
Kiira Miesmaa, Managing Director, Galerie Forsblom
Satu Herrala
, Curator/Choreographer/Researcher
Elina Vainio
, Artist

Substitute Members:
Kati Kivinen, Head of Exhibitions, HAM Helsinki Art Museum
Vappu Renko, Researcher, Cupore Center for Cultural Policy Research

HIAP Associates & Collaborators

HIAP Associate Curators:
Miina Hujala / Alkovi (Connecting Points)



HIAP Gallery Augusta
HIAP Cable Factory Studios
HIAP Suomenlinna Studios and Apartments
Villa Eläintarha
HIAP office, Gallery Augusta & Project Space

Suomenlinna B 28 / 2
00190 Helsinki

HIAP Suomenlinna Studios & Apartments

Suomenlinna B 44-45
00190 Helsinki

HIAP Cable Factory Studios

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

Villa Eläintarha

Villa Eläintarha
Eläintarhantie 14
00530 Helsinki

Funders & Partners


‘In Between’ – HIAP Summer 2020 Season publication:

In Between

HIAP Yearbooks:

HIAP Yearbook 2017

HIAP Yearbook 2016

HIAP Yearbook 2015

HIAP Yearbook 2014

Frontiers in Retreat:

The Midden

Frontiers in Retreat Booklet