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Helsinki-Dublin Residency Exchange 2019

Helsinki-Dublin Residency Exchange offers residencies for Finnish and Finland-based 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 21 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.

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 2019, one artist from Finland will be selected for a two-month 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 production budget can also be used for travelling within Ireland, for instance to visit other artistic hubs such as Cork, Limerick and Belfast.

The residency in Dublin will take place between 1 May – 30 June, 2019.

The selected artist for the residency in Helsinki is Jonathan Mayhew, whose residency at HIAP takes place during March-May 2019. You can read more about his work here:

The deadline for the applications is April 16, 2019, (23:59 UTC+3). All applications should be submitted by using the online application form.

Please note that artists who are not already living and working in the UK will be prioritised in the selection.