Dear HIAP resident,

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

*For the latest updates regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 in Finland please visit the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare website here.

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 the HIAP calendar here)
Place: HIAP Community Space, Suomenlinna ONLINE (Google Meet platform)

Thu 26.3. Discussion of showing and viewing art digitally and/or at a distance

Supporting Curator Meeting Schedule
One-on-one studio visits with Maaretta Jaukkuri, HIAP supporting curator for Spring 2020: dates TBA (session 1 in March, session 2 in April, session 3 in May)

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

*Under the present conditions we are exploring alternative methods for presentation and documentation of all residents’ work. Please find the (work in progress) link below ‘Distance Art’ for an expanding list of resources, examples and tools. The document is intended to be a community based contributive work for all residents’ benefit.

Date: Tuesday, 12 May
Place: HIAP Suomenlinna Studios & Project Space ONLINE
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.

Confirm your participation in the HIAP Open Studios by Tuesday, 14 April!

Deadline to submit material for the HIAP Open Studios leaflet: Tuesday, 14 April

Install: Tuesday, 5 May – Friday, 8 May

HIAP Open Studios: Tuesday, 12 May

Programme of the day: TBA

Finissage: Wednesday, 20 May


Includes all the HIAP Events and suggestions for other events in Helsinki. We recommend you add this calendar to your own calendars and check it on a regular basis, because we update it constantly with new suggestions! Click here to add the calendar to your own set of calendars. We recommend you add it from your lap top first, as this option does not always show on mobile devices.

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!


Please find a select list of digital resources for practice, entertainment, education and killing time. Feel free to add to the list!


Please find the (work in progress) link to ‘Distance Art’ for an expanding list of resources, examples and tools. The document is intended to be a community based contributive work for all residents’ benefit. Feel free to add to the list!




If you have any equipment requests, please contact Paul Flanders (


Optoma HD 142X Projector x 2
Optoma HD EH615 DLP Projector
Epson HD EH-TW3200 Projector
Hitashi SD CP-RX61 Projector
Hitashi SD CP-RX70X6A Projector
Micca Speck G2 Media Players x 5
Raspberry Pi
Macbook mini x 3
DVD player x 3
Canon MV900 mini DV camcorder
Acer 24” HD monitor x 3


Genelec Speakers: (8020B x 4, 8030A x 2, 8050A x 2)
UE BOOM2 bluetooth speaker
Shure SM58 microphone
AKG microphone x 2
Microphone stands x 2
Yamaha MG10XU Audio Mixer
Zoom H2n portable WAV/MP3 recorder + accessories pack


Canon EOS 650D
Manfrotto tripod x 2
Overhead projector x 3

General tools

Singer Sewing machine
Makita Battery operated drill
Makita impact drill
Makita jigsaw
Basic hand tools (hammer, saw, pliers, screwdriver, etc.)

Construction supplies (varies)