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.

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 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 durations are 3 months (international residencies), 11 months (local residencies) and 1 month (curator residencies). 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.

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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.

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HIAP team

Juha Huuskonen
+358 40 570 9617

Eleni Tsitsirikou
Residency Manager
+358 45 859 7818

Stephanie Roiko (on a parental leave)
Administration & Partnerships

Mia Mikkola
Office & Residence Administration
+358 45 263 1502

Dana Neilson
Villa Eläintarha Residency Coordinator
Project Coordinator / Levyhalli Exhibition 2021
So long, thanks again for the fish
+358 45 319 4742

Interns in Summer – Autumn- Winter 2021:

Ódhran Cadwell
+358 45 181 8661

Yilin Ma
+358 45 695 9357

Anna Kozonina (in Autumn ’21)

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


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 2021–2022

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

Markus Åström, Curator Sinne, Pro Artibus

Ulrika Ferm, Artist
Liinu Grönlund, Artist
Arttu Merimaa
, Artist/Curator, Alkovi Gallery
Kiira Miesmaa, Managing Director, Galerie Forsblom
Satu Herrala
, Curator/Choreographer/Researcher
Petri Ruikka
, Curator/Artist

Substitute Members:
Minka Heino, Artist
Elina Vainio, Artist

HIAP Associates & Collaborators

HIAP Supporting Curators:
Pontus Kyander
(Spring Season, March-May 2021)
Elham Rahmati & Vidha Saumya
(Summer Season, June-August 2021)
Otto Byström
(Autumn Season, September-November 2021)

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


‘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