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Helsinki-Frankfurt Residency Exchange

Helsinki-Frankfurt Residency Exchange offers residencies for Finnish artists in Kulturbunker, Frankfurt and for German artists in HIAP, Helsinki. The exchange programme is co-organised by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and the City of Frankfurt am Main.

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 cities.

In 2014, one artist from Finland will be selected for a two-month residency at Kulturbunker. For the selected artist, the residency will cover the cost of travel from and to Helsinki, and a grant of 1800 euros. The artist will also be given the opportunity to present work at the annual international group exhibition of the Kulturbunker artists-in-residence,  organised by the City of Frankfurt am Main.

The residency takes place in June–July, 2014.

The deadline for the applications is April 3, 2014. 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 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.