THE FINNISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE IN NEW YORK’S ARTIST–IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM FOR 2019

The Finnish Cultural Institute hosts two residency apartments in New York for members of SAFA, Ornamo and Artists’ Association in Finland. We invite architects, designers and artists at all stages of their careers to apply for the residency. The focus of the residency program lies on research, artistic dialogue and cultural exchange. It is especially suitable for artists and professionals who are seeking to expand their international network. The residency provides curatorial and relation building support. Biweekly curator-led tours to exhibitions will foster dialogue with fellow residents, while public presentations by the artists-in-residence will be an opportunity to introduce their research and projects to New York’s creative community.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING

The open call for applications for 2019 residencies runs from April 3rd to 29th, 2018. Residencies are applied for with the online application.

The applicant must present a detailed project plan for the residency. Projects that are connected to New York, or benefit from being situated in the city are preferred. A CV and a maximum of 3 selected works should be attached on the application. Artist collectives should fill out a joint application and attach the CVs of all members of the collective as well as joint or separate selected works. 

The application form and all supporting material, including CVs for the residency must be submitted in English. All attachments should be merged into one document and submitted as PDF. Attachments should be titled with the applicants surname.

The deadline for applications is April 29th, 2018 at 23:59 Finnish time (4:59 pm New York time). Late applications will not be accepted.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

The board of the Foundation for the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York together with the staff of the Institute will review all eligible applications. All applicants will be notified about the selection during the month of June.

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

The residency period is 2–3 months, providing possibilities for creative work, research and professional networking. 1-month residencies can be granted as an exception, if the applicant has a specific project plan for the respective duration.

The residency apartments are meant for accommodating the artists, and have no studio space for artistic work. The Residency Manager of the Institute supports the guests before, during and after their stay.

The residency apartments are located in Manhattan, Sugar Hill in North Harlem. The neighborhood is quiet with good subway connections to other parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The apartments come with bed linens and towels, basic kitchen ware, wireless internet connection and air conditioning.

RESIDENCY FEE

Residency fees for year 2019 for each artist-in-residence: 500 USD/person for 1 month, 800 USD/person for 2 months and 1000 USD/person for 3 months. The same fees apply for accompanying co-artist / partner / family member. The residency artists are responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements.

 

 Irene Kostas, the founder and designer of ONAR – a Helsinki-based sustainable shearling and leather brand, stayed in New York as FCINY’s artist-in-residence in May and June 2017. During her two-month residency she designed the upcoming SS18'Movement' collection. The campaign images were shot in Harlem later that summer. Photo by Joshua Aronson for ONAR.

Irene Kostas, the founder and designer of ONAR – a Helsinki-based sustainable shearling and leather brand, stayed in New York as FCINY’s artist-in-residence in May and June 2017. During her two-month residency she designed the upcoming SS18'Movement' collection. The campaign images were shot in Harlem later that summer. Photo by Joshua Aronson for ONAR.

PLEASE NOTE

The selected artists are granted full usage of the residency apartment. The residency apartments house two people comfortably. They are meant for the accommodation of the artists-in-residence. Accommodation of any visitors must be arranged separately.

The purpose of the residency cannot be altered and the residency period cannot be handed over to another person. A written agreement will be made with each selected artist-in-residence, specifying the conditions of the residency.

VISA/INSURANCE

There is no need for a visa for visits under 90 days to the US, but a valid ESTA is required. The artists-in-residence must have sufficient health and travel insurance coverage for the entire duration of the residency.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Questions about the residency and New York City can be addressed to the Artist-in-Residence Program Manager: Susanne Boswell, boswell[at]fciny.org (in English)

With questions about the application process, please contact our Administrative Director in Helsinki: Eeva Talvitie, talvitie[at]fciny.org, phone +358 50 3812437 (Mon.–Fri. 10am–12pm)

Please also check our frequently asked questions.

APPLY

Fill in the online application form here.