Open Calls

HIAP Residency Programme / 11-month artist residency

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme invites Finnish and Finland-based artists to apply an 11-month residency at HIAP Suomenlinna atelier apartment for the period January 2024-November 2024.

The HIAP Residency Programme focuses on visual art but is open to art professionals from other disciplines as well. The programme offers time and support for developing new work in dialogue with the local art scene. The residency time can be used for open-ended research and experimentation, without the requirement to produce a finalised piece of work.

HIAP Suomenlinna atelier apartments are approx 80 sqm each, furnished, and divided into a working space downstairs and a separate living space consisting of a sleeping area, bathroom, kitchenette, and a loft upstairs. The atelier apartments can accommodate 2-4 persons. Family members are welcome in all our locations. Please note that pets are not allowed in the apartments.

The residency does not involve financial obligations or support (the resident does not have to pay a fee to HIAP, and there is no working grant or production budget from HIAP).

The available residency period for the 11-month residency is 8 January – 3o November 2024. HIAP is able to offer one residency for this time period.

The selection of the resident will be made by Kati Kivinen (curator, HIAP board member, Head of Exhibitions at HAM Helsinki Art Museum) in dialogue with HIAP Director Juha Huuskonen.

The deadline for the applications is Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 (11:59 pm, GMT +3).

More information about the residency programme and the facilities is available here:


To apply, applicants must submit the following by using the online application form:

  • Motivation statement
  • Short bio and CV
  • Portfolio / examples of previous work
  • Work plan (optional)

We welcome applicants of all ages, genders and linguistic, cultural and other minorities. If you belong to any of these groups, feel free to indicate this in your application. Please also indicate in the motivation letter if you need any special assistance or conditions for participating in the residency. We treat all information you provide confidentially. Information about the accessibility of the residency locations is available here.

Applications or supporting material sent by e-mail without using the online application form will not be taken into consideration. Please note that due to the large number of applicants for our open calls, we are unfortunately unable to give feedback about individual applications.