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15 Jan 2016

m-cult call for art projects for Helsinki residencies

m-cultlogoCall for collaborative art and media projects, Helsinki 2016: m-cult calls for art projects to be realized during residencies in Helsinki. The call is open for both international and Finnish artists who work with participation, collaboration and media.

Deadline for proposals January 15, 2016

In 2016, 2 full residencies (2 months) and 3-4 mini residencies (2 weeks) will be produced.

We are especially interested in art projects that:
* engage with people, communities or institutions in Helsinki in creation of the work
* use media / digital technology in an inventive, collaborative way

The main focus of the residencies is on collaborative media art. We especially welcome socially engaged or public art projects that relate to digital media or technology as tool, platform or concept. We are delighted to receive proposals that are multidisciplinary and combine practices of visual, sound or performing arts.

The location for most of the residency projects produced in 2016 is Maunula in north Helsinki. Maunula is a neighbourhood built in the 1950´s with a diverse population, lots of forest and a strong culture of democracy. More information on Maunula here.

The residency projects include the creation of a new work (full residency) or an adaptation of existing work (mini residency). The production process will be realized in collaboration with local agents and the results are shared with audiences at the end of the residency period.

As co-producer of the residency project, m-cult will support the artist through the process and facilitate the work with local groups. The process will be carefully documented by m-cult in collaboration with the artist.

The selected artists receive a fee of 4000 € (full residency) / 1000 € (mini residency). Taxes will be deducted from the fee; for international artists the tax at source is 15%.

There is a production budget to cover material and other costs; the scope of the budget will be negotiated with each selected artist.

Accommodation is provided and travel costs are covered for artists coming from outside of Helsinki.


m-cult works to develop and promote new forms of media art and digital culture, with a focus on cultural and social innovations of digital media and technology.

Our activity covers the fields of media and electronic art, community media and open source culture.  A special theme connecting the areas is urban and participatory media, on which m-cult has focused and gained expertise in a range of projects.

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