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

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: TBA
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 XX, HIAP supporting curator for Spring 2020: dates TBA

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

Deadline to submit material for the HIAP Open Studios leaflet: TBA

XX: Install

XX: HIAP Open Studios

Programme of the day: TBA


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!