The Finnish Cultural Foundation awards grants for international artists’ residency programmes each year. Some of the 2021 programmes present changes in response to the COVID-19 situation.

Applications close at 4 pm Finnish time on the last day of the application period.

The following residencies are offered by the Finnish Cultural Foundation:

Call open for 2021:

  • AIT, Tokyo, Japan, 3 months for visual artists (in 2021: 2 months)
  • Artspace, Sydney, Australia, 3 months for visual artists (individual artists or work pairs)
  • Filba, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3 months for writers
  • Institute for Provocation, Beijing, China, 3 months for artists
  • Tokyo Arts and Space Residency, Japan, 3 months for visual artists (individual artists or work pairs)

Exceptionally, the call will not be carried out for 2021:

  • Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3 months for visual artists and curators (call will not be carried out for 2021)
  • Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Italy, 2−3 weeks for working groups (max. 6 members) in dance, performing arts or theatre (call will not be carried out for 2021)
  • SeMa Nanji, Seoul, South Korea, 3 months for visual artists (call will not be carried out for 2021)
  • Triangle, New York, United States, 3 months for visual artists (call will not be carried out for 2021)

Click on the name of the residency for further details. More information can also be found in feedback from some of the Cultural Foundation’s alumni. Information on residencies that were previously part of the Finnish Cultural Foundation's Residency Programme can be found here.

How to apply

Watch the Residency Grant Info held on August 14th 2019.

Grant Decisions

Residency grants can be applied for during the August Round of Applications. Applications should be submitted using the Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Online Application Service. Applications close at 4 pm Finnish time on the last day of the application period. The grant decisions are released by the early January, at latest.

 
For more information please contact
Museonjohtaja Johanna Ruohonen
Johanna
Ruohonen
Senior Advisor, Museum Director, Kirpilä Art Collection
Apurahasihteeri Eriika Johansson
Eriika
Johansson
Coordinator