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 arranged 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 instructions on how to apply, please visit the open calls section on our website.

Current residency exchange partners are:


HIAP is an advisor in the development of Finnish Cultural Foundation‘s residency programme which offers numerous international residency opportunities for Finnish artists. The annual application period is in August.


Everyday Forms of Resistance is a collaboration between HIAP, AIR Antwerpen, Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art and the Municipality of Ramallah. The project offers residencies for six visual artists and centers itself on the question: “Can an artistic intervention translate social tensions into narratives that in turn intervene in the imaginary landscape of a place?” (Francis Alÿs, The Green Line, 2004). More information in the Open Call announcement.