Apply for a residency in New York!


The open call for the 2020 residency program in New York is now open! 

We are now accepting applications for the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York’s independent residency program for artists, architects and designers who reside in Finland.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 28, 2019!


Since 1990, the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York has hosted over 600 Finnish or Finland-based visual arts professionals. The focus of the residency lies on research, networking and project based work. The institute grants residencies for 1–3 months at a time. To get the most out of your residency, we recommend 2–3 -month residency periods. For specific projects, we may grant 1-month residencies as an exception.


All members of the Finnish Association of Designers (Ornamo); the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA); and the Artists' Association of Finland (STS) are eligible to apply.


The FCINY residencies are supported, but not fully funded. The selected artists / architects / designers cover their travel and living costs for the residency period. FCINY collects a residency fee, the amount of which depends on the duration of the residency. The selected residents are encouraged to seek grants for covering the expenses. 

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.


  • Read the instructions here

  • Follow the link to the FCINY RESIDENCY APPLICATION FORM 

  • You may want to also check the frequently asked questions.

  • Deadline Sunday, April 28th, 2019, 23:59 Finnish time (4:59 pm New York time).                                                                                                                                                                               


All applications and attachments need to be submitted in English.