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Helsinki – Dublin Exchange 2016

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 – Helsinki International  Artist Programme, 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. More information:

The aim of the exchange is to provide participating artists with time,  space, and support for their creative work and to foster dialogue, collaboration and networking opportunities. Through the residencies, the programme also encourages cultural interaction between the two countries.

In 2016, one artist from Finland will be selected for a six-week residency at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin. TBG+S offers accommodation and a studio space for the artist and an opportunity to present his/her practise in the framework of TBG+S’ programme of public events, such as studio presentations, talks, screenings or mini exhibitions in the studio space. The total budget for travel and living costs is 2300 €. The budget for materials and other direct production costs is 700 €.

The residency in Dublin will take place between 1 July – 14 August, 2016.

The selected artist for the residency in Helsinki is Anne Maree Barry, who lives and works in Dublin. Barry’s research led practice addresses connections within contemporary space, which unites memory, narrative, geography, sociology and architecture. The result being creative non fiction films that explore sense of self and space, within a community. The residency at HIAP takes place during April-May 2016.

The Jury consists of representatives of HIAP, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and Finnish Institute in London.  Please note that artists who are not already living and working in the UK will be prioritised in the selection.

The  deadline for the applications is March 13, 2016, (11:59pm, GMT +2). The results of the  selection process are communicated to all applicants in due time.



All applications of a professional standard submitted for the exchange programme are appropriately considered.

Incomplete applications or applications sent by post or e-mail without using the online application form will not be taken into consideration.


Please note the following guidelines regarding the sending of additional material supporting your application:

– It is advised that all the supporting material is stored online and can be downloaded via the use of hyperlinks, which are mentioned in the application. Please make sure that the links do not expire before you have received the decision of the Jury.

– All image / video / sound samples should be stored and shared online. HIAP does not accept CDs or DVDs sent by post. It is advised to use tools such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc, so that downloading isn’t required to access the material.

Please note that due to the amount of materials received, HIAP is not able to contact applicants upon receipt of each application, to address individual inquiries regarding submitted proposals, or to comment further upon the selection process. HIAP is unable to return or archive any unsolicited material.