Open Calls

HIAP Gallery Augusta & HIAP Project Space

Local and international artists, curators, artist groups/collectives and organizations from various disciplines/creative fields are welcome to propose programme for HIAP Gallery Augusta and the new HIAP Project Space. Both spaces are located in Suomenlinna, adjacent to HIAP office and nearby the residency studios.

HIAP principally aims to support artistic exploration, cross-disciplinary creativity, and the development of new work. Hence, most of the exhibitions, events and other showcases held in HIAP Gallery Augusta and the Project Space feature new projects. Besides this, the venues can also be used as space for open experimentation and rehearsals. Please note that while it’s not necessary to reach an outcome, a public presentation of the work in progress is required. Furthermore, we accept proposals for workshops, seminars, and retreats.

In this open call, we are looking for proposals for:

◦ Autumn 2015: September, October, November

◦ Spring 2016: February, March, April, May

HIAP Gallery Augusta or HIAP Project Space will be offered to the selected applicants free of charge. Where possible, basic technical equipment (projectors, monitors, sound system, etc) can be made available during the setting up and presentation of the project. In the case of complex technical setups, the selected applicant is personally responsible for supplying the necessary equipment, materials, and assistance for the realization of the event. In the case of an exhibition, the selected applicant will be responsible for arranging the supervision of the show during the weekends.

HIAP Gallery Augusta and HIAP Project Space are located on Susisaari island in Suomenlinna. HIAP Gallery Augusta consists of two halls, occupying 175 m2 of floor space, whereas HIAP Project Space, with a surface of 130 m2, consists of two rooms.

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