Deadline: 31 October 2017

Applications are open for Helsinki International Curatorial Programme that is co-organised by HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Frame Contemporary Art Finland.

This programme has offered annually up to four one-month residencies in Helsinki for curators of contemporary art. 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.

The aims of the programme are two-fold:

  • To allow internationally active, professional curators the chance to connect with the local contemporary art field and plan projects in collaboration with artists and partner organisations operating in Finland.
  • To support curatorial research in its diverse and emergent forms.

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


  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should have at least 2–3 years professional experience in curating (relevant, formal education is not obligatory but can be considered as an advantage), either within an institutional context or independently.
  • A clearly stated research interest or a project outline. Please note that HICP supports first and foremost curatorial research, professional development and connections. The programme can be connected with other, production-oriented projects, but it does not generally allow the realisation of large-scale productions.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Helsinki International Curatorial Programme.

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