International Residency Exchanges

HIAP has international residency exchange programmes that enable Finnish artists and curators to have residencies abroad, as well as offers residencies in Finland for artists and curators worldwide. The aim of the exchanges is to offer dialogue, collaboration and networking opportunities and to foster mutually beneficial cultural interaction between the participating countries and regions.

The conditions may vary between the programmes, but in most cases the residencies are arrenged on a reciprocal basis and provide the selected artist with a residential studio, the cost of travel from and to Helsinki, and a working grant. For more information on a specific open call and instuctions on how to apply, please visit the open calls section on our website.

Helsinki-Dublin Residency Exchange offers residencies for Finnish artists in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin and for Irish artists in HIAP, Helsinki. Since the partnership began in 2007, TBG+S and HIAP have supported a total of 15 artists and curators from Ireland and Finland to undertake new creative work in the cities of Dublin and Helsinki. The exchange programme is co-organised by HIAP, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and Finnish Institute in London.

TBG+S is a contemporary art gallery and artists’ studios complex located in Dublin city centre and the Temple Bar cultural quarter. Founded in 1983, the building houses thirty artists’ studios for professional visual artists working in a variety of media. Temporary exhibitions are presented regularly and represent a cross section of contemporary Irish and international visual arts practice.

Wysing research residency offers a two-month residency for one Finnish or Finland-based artist at Wysing Arts Centre. Wysing Art Centre in Bourn, near Cambridge, includes a gallery, education and new media facilities, artists’ studios, project spaces and a 17th century farmhouse. The exchange programme is co-organised by HIAP, Wysing Arts Centre and Finnish Institute in London.

Helsinki-Frankfurt Residency Exchange offers residencies for Finnish artists in Frankfurt and for German artists in Helsinki. The exchange programme is co-organised by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Production and Exhibition Platform basis e.V.

In 2018, one artist from Finland is selected for a three-month residency in Frankfurt in January-March 2018. The artist will be given the opportunity to present his/her practise in the form of a public event, such as artist talk, screening, small scale solo exhibition or group show, and as part of an annual publication by basis e.V. One artist from Frankfurt will do a three-month residency at HIAP, Helsinki in autumn 2018.

Since 2017, Finnish Cultural Foundation in collaboration with HIAP organises residency exchanges with Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) in Tokyo, Japan and SeMA NANJI in Seoul, South Korea.

Tokyo Arts and Space is a creative and communications platform dedicated to the generation and promotion of new art and culture from the heart of Tokyo. Based in TOKAS Hongo and TOKAS Residency, Tokyo Arts and Space supports and nurtures young talent in all fields as well as takes a role as a hub in a global cultural network of affiliated cultural facilities in Japan and abroad, and at once a platform for both new talents and internationally active creators to exchange and showcase their works. TOKAS Residency has opened in late 2014, offering the opportunity for creative individuals from all genres and nationalities to pursue their respective work in a shared process.

SeMA NANJI Residency (SNR) is a Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) affiliate. Founded in 2006, SNR aims to support artists from around the world over various fields of the visual arts for their creative work. Located in the beautiful Worldcup Park along Seoul’s Han River, the tranquil environment inspires residents within the city boundary. SNR is valued for providing artists a closer networking with both local and international communities through its strategic location of being near Seoul’s most thriving art sector. SeMA Nanji Residency organizes exhibitions such as the NANJI ART SHOW and Art Critic Workshop, and runs other programs designed to enhance exhibitions and research capability. It also operates the International Artist Exchange Program to utilize international residency network and multiply exchanges, and hosts lectures and Mentoring Program, in which art experts from Korea and other countries are invited to participate.

Since 2018, Finnish Cultural Foundation has also offered a residency for Finnish artists at Artspace SydneyThis residency opportunity complements HIAP’s long term residency collaboration with Australian Arts Council, enabling a reciprocal residency exchange between Finland and Australia. Artspace Sydney is an international residency-based contemporary art centre, housed in the historic Gunnery Building in Woolloomooloo, fronting Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia.