Opportunities > Helsinki International Curatorial Programme | open call
01 Nov 2011

Helsinki International Curatorial Programme | open call


Helsinki International Curatorial Programme organised by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist-in-residence Programme and FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange offers curatorial residencies in Helsinki for international visual arts curators

The aim of the programme is to provide curators with an opportunity to carry out research on Finnish fine art, to build contacts with Finnish art practitioners and cultural organisations and to develop international curatorial projects involving Finnish participants.

The programme is open to curators worldwide with professional experience in organising visual arts projects.

Curatorial residencies include the cost of travel to and from Helsinki with a grant for living expenses, studio accommodation, residency services and administrative support. Practical assistance for the participant's curatorial project are provided by HIAP and FRAME. A small public event (e.g. workshop, lecture, open meeting) will also be organised during the residency. The curator will have access to an extensive collection of Finnish artist portfolios at the FRAME office.

The length of the curatorial residency is usually one calendar month.


Applications are accepted throughout the year. The jury reviewing the applications meets at least twice a year. Applications should be sent by November 1st or May 1st to qualify for review at the following meeting.

Applications should include presentation materials of the applicant's previous projects, a curriculum vitae, a working plan for the residency period and a proposal for a public event to be organised during the residency.

Applications should be submitted by post. Please note that all electronic material should be compatible with Mac computers and readable by common office software. Application materials are not returned.