Since 2013, Helsinki International Curatorial Programme has offered annually up to four one-month residencies in Helsinki for curators of contemporary art. The programme is co-organised by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Frame Contemporary Art Finland.

The HICP curators-in-residence will live and work at HIAP’s international residency centre on the island of Suomenlinna, a 15 minute ferry-trip away from the centre of Helsinki.

HIAP offers the resident curators a combined workspace and accommodation. Frame provides them with a working grant (39 euros per residency day) and a travel allowance from and to the curator’s place of residence. Both organisations provide the curator fellows with individualised assistance and networking support tailored to their project or research. The HICP curators have access to the international residency community and programme of events at HIAP, while Frame provides contacts with extensive networks of Finnish artists and other art professionals.

A public event (e.g. a lecture, workshop, screening) is organised as part of the residencies. The events are integrated either to the programme at Frame and HIAP (for instance to the ‘Meet the Curator’ discussion series) or organised at the premises of our local partner organisations. The main purpose of the public event is to share the fellows’ curatorial research and projects with local professional audience, but the format of the event can vary depending on the specific characteristics of each project.

The length of the curatorial residency is one calendar month. In 2018, the residencies will be organised as follows:

  • May 2018: 2 one-month curator residencies
  • November 2018: 2 one-month curator residencies

The applicants are asked to state which residency period they prefer in their application form.

The selections will be made by a jury of local artists and art professionals, including representatives of Frame and HIAP. The selected fellows will be notified by the end of December 2017.

Please note that due to the large number of applicants, we are unfortunately unable to give feedback about individual applications.

The application period is 2–31 October. The deadline for the applications is Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (11:59 pm, GMT +2)

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