Open Calls

Helsinki-Dublin Exchange

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.

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 2015, one artist from Finland will be selected for a two-month residency at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin. TBG+S offers 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, living and accommodation costs is 3500 €. TBG+S can help the artist to find a suitable accommodation. The budget for materials and other direct production costs is approximately 700 €.

The residency in Dublin will take place in July–August, 2015.

The selected artist for the residency in Helsinki is Barbara Knezevic, who was born in Sydney, Australia and lives and works in Dublin. Her work, primarily sculptural in form, is concerned with how objects function materially, ontologically and economically in the world. The residency takes place during April-May 2015.

The  deadline for the applications is March 31, 2015, midnight Finnish time. 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.

The results of the selection process are communicated to all applicants in due time.


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 platforms 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.