22 May 2017


Juha Huuskonen

Open Call for a Residency at SPACE Art +Technology

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, Finnish Institute in London and SPACE Art + Technology are seeking applications from artists based in Finland to participate in HereNow residency programme in London. The three-month residency is hosted by SPACE.

SPACE Art +Technology residencies are a community of experimental thought and practice. The programme is a period of development, immersion and investigation for artists developing research and questions at the nexus of art and technology.

Residents participate in activities across SPACE programmes – leading talks, workshops, being a part of educational programming, directing research initiatives and presenting their work.


Residency: 19 September 2017 – 13 December 17
Application Deadline: Sunday, June 18, 2017 (11:59pm, GMT +2)

The HereNow Residency is conceived as a period of development, immersion and critical investigation. Practitioners will be selected in recognition of their proposal’s compatibility with the critical and experimental nature of the three-month residency structure, where the focus is on process over product.

1. a situation, way, or place where two things come together and affect each other

HereNow explores the methods by which virtual interfaces are carving out new spaces of engagement, considering interfaces as sensory layers between worlds and subjects.

Questioning the functional, aesthetic and socio-political experiences of new forms of virtual interfaces, the programme will consider their potential to reconfigure the way we interact with reality as we know it.

Submissions are welcomed from practitioners whose work engages with and responds to this provocation.

The selected artist will receive:

  • A travel allowance from Finland to the UK
  • Accommodation in Martello Cottage
  • 24-hour studio and equipment access
  • A stipend of £1800
  • A production allowance of £1000
  • Curatorial support and programming opportunities

All applications should be submitted by using an online application form. For further instructions, please visit http://www.hiap.fi/opencall/herenow-residency-space-art-technology.