New residency programs will be launched by the Finnish cultural and academic institutes

In year 2019, residency programs will be in a focus of many activities run by the Finnish cultural and academic institutes. For instance the institutes in France, Estonia, Denmark, Germany and Japan will initiate new residency programs.

The Finnish Institute in Estonia will start a new residency program for Finnish performing artists in the new Vaba Lava centre located in Narva close to the Russian border. The Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark will start three residency programs for visual arts and one residency program for dance.

The institutes will provide more information on these residencies and call for applications on their website later this year.

Also the Finnish Institute in Germany has promoted the start of a new cooperation / exchange programme between  Künstlerhaus Lukas and ArsHäme.

Further information (in Finnish) on the aims and effects of the residencies can be found on the website of the association of the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes :

A report on the amount of the resident artists in Finland

Last autumn, the Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation executed an annual enquiry on the amount of the resident artists visiting residency programmes in Finland. The enquiry was sent to 58 residency organisations. The completed report produced related information on nationalities and art fields of the guest artists, selection criteria, administration type of the residency organisations, the development of the residency field etc. The residency organisations were also asked to write also their own views on their operational environment, finances and future.

Read the report (in Finnish).