Open Calls

HIAP Residency Programme / 11-month curator residency

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme invites Finnish and Finland-based curators to apply an 11-month residency at HIAP Suomenlinna residency apartment for the period September 2024-July 2025.

The HIAP Residency Programme focuses on visual art but is open for 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.

The 11 month residencies take place at HIAP Suomenlinna residency apartments which are 30 sqm each, furnished, and include a kitchenette and a bathroom. The apartments can house up to two people at a time. Please note that there is no separate working space in the apartment, and it’s not suitable for working on large-scale pieces. Please note that pets are not allowed in the apartments.

The 11 month residencies can be applied by Finland-based curators. The residents have a possibility to propose exhibitions or events for HIAP Gallery Augusta for the year 2025. HIAP can offer the space for free, as well as the possibility to use HIAP’s equipment for the event/exhibition.

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 1 September 2024 – 31 July 2025. HIAP is able to grant two curator residencies for this time period.

The selection of the residents 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.