Dear HIAP resident,

On this page you can find all the essential practical information regarding your residency at HIAP.

HIAP Suomenlinna Arrival & Practical Information
HIAP Suomenlinna House Rules
HIAP Suomenlinna Studios Emergency & Rescue Plan
HIAP Gallery Augusta & Project Space Emergency & Rescue Plan

HIAP Cable Factory Arrival & Practical Information
HIAP Cable Factory House Rules

Helsinki Survival Info Kit
* Practical information and tips about life and art scene in Helsinki
At HIAP with Family
*Information for HIAP residents with children

If you have any questions of practical nature that relate to your project, to every day life in Helsinki or to the premises, please call to +358 45 695 9357 during our office hours Mondays–Thursdays, and the person in charge on the day will help you further.

For Suomenlinna residents: If you have an urgent problem with the building (heating, water, electricity, key issue) and are not able to reach HIAP Staff, please call the on-duty service representative of Suomenlinna (Mon-Fri 4 pm–8 am and during weekends) +358 (0)295 338 400. For lock-outs, check the fees that apply from the Arrival Information file (page 8).

For Cable Factory residents: If you lock yourself out of your studio out of office hours and cannot reach any HIAP staff member, call the Security Guards +358 (0)10 620 0200. Mention your address (Tallberginkatu 1C), floor (4th) and number of your studio (Studio 1, 2 or 3). This service number is recommended for emergency issues only. For lock-outs, check the fees that apply from the Arrival Information file (page 7).

For urgent problems with the building (heating, electricity, water etc), if you are not able to reach the HIAP Staff, call the on-duty service representative of Cable Factory +358 (0) 40 709 8297.

In Finland there is only one emergency number in use: 112.

Contact details list

Regular informal get-together (internal, for residents and staff) that takes place every Thursday at the HIAP Community Space or in your studio. New residents have the opportunity to briefly introduce their work followed by informal discussion during the Afternoon Coffees (one presentation per week, max. 15–20 min). A laptop and a projector are available.

Date: Every Thursday 1:30 – 3:30 pm (unless otherwise noted, please check
Place: HIAP Community Space, Suomenlinna

31 October HIAP Afternoon Coffee with Rhiannon Newton (presentation starts at 13:45)
7 November
14 November NO HIAP Afternoon Coffee due to the Open Studios event
21 November HIAP Open Studios Finissage –> your presence is expected 🙂
26 November HIAP Open Studios Feedback session & Farewell Afternoon Coffee
(no Coffee get-together on 28.11.)

Public event at the end of every residency season during which residents have the opportunity to present their work (in progress). Participation is optional.

Date: Friday, 15 November at 5–9 pm
Place: HIAP Suomenlinna Studios, Gallery Augusta & Project Space
In the space distribution priority have the Cable Factory residents since they cannot show in their own studios, and also the residents who stay in guest rooms since these rooms do not feature a workspace separated from the living area.

Meeting Schedule
One-on-one meetings with Marina Valle Noronha, HIAP supporting curator for Autumn 2019:
17 September & 19 September: First session of studio visits (one visit/resident)
15 October & 16 October: Second session of studio visits (one visit/resident)

* If you have any equipment requests, please contact Paul Flanders ( as soon as possible
Paul available to meet and consult about equipment and installing: 24 October

Deadline to submit material for the HIAP Open Studios leaflet: 23 October

4–14 November: Install

15 November: HIAP Open Studios at HIAP Gallery Augusta & Project Space and in the HIAP Studios at 5–9 pm (public part open to all)

Programme of the day:

11 am – 12 noon: Cleaning of the HIAP Gallery Augusta & project Space (by the cleaning company)
12 noon – 2 pm: Lunch with residents and staff at the HIAP Community Space
1–3 pm: Final preparations
3:15 – 5 pm: Invitation-based preview tour with art professionals
Starting point of the tour: HIAP Gallery Augusta

  • Introduction by Marina, Q&A with the residents



17:00 – 18:00: Mingling and viewing at HIAP Gallery Augusta & Project Space

  • 17:15 Welcome words
  • 17:30 Durational performance by Antti Salminen & Saara Hannula
  • 20:00 Jawad Hameed music performance (20 min)
  • 21:00 Wrapping up (21:20 or 22:00 ferry to the city / afterparty at Love me in November Club, Kaasutehtaankatu 1, building 8), Free entry

Works-in-progress by Spartak Khachanov & Anastasia Khachanova, Anikó Kuikka, Andrey Bogush, Marie-Andrée Godin, Antti Salminen & Saara Hannula and Ahmed Alaqra on view at HIAP Gallery Augusta, 17:00–21:00

HIAP STUDIOS: 18:00–20:00

  • 18:00 Rhiannon Newton performing Long Sentences at HIAP Studio Augustin (20 min)
  • 19:00 Rhiannon Newton performing Long Sentences at HIAP Studio Augustin (20 min)

Works-in-progress by Elizaveta Konovalova, Rhiannon Newton and Akira Takaishi on view at HIAP Suomenlinna Studios 18:00–20:00.

**Photo documentation**
It will take place on two different days: Documentation of the event on 15.11. + documentation of the works (without people) in the week after the event

18–20 November: Works on show at HIAP Gallery Augusta & Project Space (opening hours 11 am – 4 pm), works in the studios by appointment, contact Eleni at <>

21 November: Finissage at HIAP Gallery Augusta & Project Space and in the HIAP Studios at 1–5 pm (public part open to all)
Your presence is expected!

22–24 November: Dismantling

26 November: Feedback session with staff, curator & residents & Farewell Afternoon Coffee. Time: 13:30–15:30 Place: HIAP Community Space

Includes all the HIAP Events and suggestions for other events in Helsinki. We recommend you check the calendar on a regular basis, because we update it constantly with new suggestions!

You can reach *all* current residents *and* the HIAP staff at the same time by mailing to the address
Feel free to use this group mailing address for all kinds of issues that concern the residents & the staff!

We hope you will have an enjoyable and inspiring stay!