Artists for Triangle Arts Association's Residency Program Announced

Elin&Keino (Sandra Nyberg and Heini Nieminen): Valtaus, 2013. Image by Anna-Lea Kopperi

Heidi Tikka: Recording Dress, 2013, A dress with miniature recording device

Pia Männikkö: Verges, 2011

Minna Pöllänen: Points of View, 2014, mixed media

Elina Aho: from the series Extended Body, 2012, oil on canvas

In the fall of 2014 the FCINY added more residency opportunities for artists by starting a partnership with Triangle Arts Association located in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This partnership, which is funded by The Finnish Cultural Foundation (SKR, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto), aims to benefit Finnish artists as well as the artist community at Triangle by creating an international network of professional artists. Furthermore, this collaboration will also provide the artists with an apartment and workspace for a set period of time. Residencies are either three or six months long. 

Artists for the term 2014-15 were chosen by the jury of Triangle.

Sandra Nyberg (October—December 2014) 

Heidi Tikka (January—March 2015)

Elina Aho (April—June 2015) 

Minna Pöllänen (July—September 2015) 

Pia Männikkö (October—December 2015)

Triangle Arts Association is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to support emerging and mid-career international and national visual artists, encouraging dialogue and experimentation through workshops, residencies and exhibition opportunities. Triangle Residency was created in 2002. The residency offers spacious studios for artists to realize large-scale, long-term projects and provides a collegial working environment. Each artist’s stay culminates in an Open Studio exhibition to which the general public is invited. Resident artists will also receive studio visits from critics, writers and curators.

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York has been running a residency program for Finnish artists, designers and architects in New York City since its establishment in 1990. The aim of the program is to offer a creative working and research period, as well as networking opportunities in a new cultural context for professionals in all stages of their career.  Since its initiation, FCINY’s residency program has hosted over six hundred Finnish or Finland-based visual arts professionals. 

In 2012, the Institute launched a new residency program in collaboration with the Alfred Kordelin Foundation and the International Studio and Curatorial Program ISCP. This program is specially tailored to meet the needs of Finnish or Finland-based artists. The residencies run for six months and allow the artists a more concentrated period of work by granting them a studio space at the ISCP and an apartment in Williamsburg as well as a grant for material expenses.