Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR RESIDENCY?
The open call for the FCINY's independent residency program in 2020 run from April 1 to 28, 2019.
The deadline for applications is strict: send your application by midnight on April 28th (5pm NYC time).
IS THE RESIDENCY FULLY FUNDED?
- The Finnish Cultural Institute’s own residency program is subsidized but not fully funded. The residency comes with a furnished apartment and the support of the Institute’s Residency Manager before, during and after the residency. Our Residency Manager will contact each selected resident artist / designer / architect well in advance to work on a plan to get the most out of the residency period in New York. The artists are in charge of their travel and living costs in New York and are charged a residency fee of 500 USD for 1 month, 700 USD for 2 months and 900 USD for 3 months. The selected artists / architects / designers are encouraged to apply for funding to cover the costs of the residency.
WHO CAN APPLY?
- For the FCINY’s independent residency program, all members of Finnish Associations for Designers (Ornamo), Architects (SAFA) and Artists (STS), are eligible to apply. For the Artists' Association of Finland (STS), your membership comes through one of their member organizations: http://artists.fi/en/seura/jasenjarjestot/. Members of all STS’s sub-associations are welcome to apply.
I WAS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE FINNISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE BEFORE, MAY I APPLY AGAIN?
Yes you can!
WHEN DO YOU ANNOUNCE THE SELECTIONS?
All applicants will be notified about the selection during the month of June.
HOW LONG ARE THE RESIDENCIES AND WHAT KIND OF WORK ARE THEY MEANT FOR?
- The FCINY residencies for designers, architects and artists are meant for artistic research, creative work, and networking. The institute grants residencies for 1–3 months at a time. To get the most out of your residency, we prefer 2–3-month residencies as it takes time to get settled and started in New York. As an exception, we may grant 1-month residencies for specific projects.
IS THE RESIDENCY APARTMENT SUITABLE FOR ARTISTIC WORK?
- The FCINY residency apartments are suitable for research and computer based artistic work. If you are interested in renting a studio space in New York, please contact our Residency Manager.
IS THE INSTITUTE’S OFFICE LOCATED NEXT TO THE RESIDENCY APARTMENTS?
- The Institute’s office is located in downtown Manhattan, in NoHo. The FCINY residency apartments are in upper Manhattan, in North Harlem’s Sugar Hill. The area is peaceful and has great connections to other parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
HOW ARE THE APARTMENTS EQUIPPED?
The apartments are either studio or one bedroom apartments and fully furnished. The apartments are equipped with basic kitchen ware and tools, bedsheets, towels, a hair dryer etc. There are no TV’s in the apartments.
The apartments are professionally cleaned between residencies, but during your residency you are in charge of keeping the apartment in good shape.
MAY I BRING MY FAMILY, A FRIEND, OR AN ASSISTANT ALONG?
The residency apartments house two people comfortably (plus visiting children). They are meant for the accommodation of the artists-in-residence. Immediate family members and co-artists may stay in the apartment. Accommodation of any visitors must be arranged separately.
OTHER RESIDENCY PROGRAMS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FCINY
The residency program, located in Dumbo, Brooklyn, offers spacious studios and a dynamic artistic community to support the development of ambitious projects with emphasis on dialogue and experimentation. This partnership, which is funded by The Finnish Cultural Foundation, provides the artists with an apartment and workspace. The residencies are three months long. Applications are accepted annually in August.
The program is 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. No application period in the year of 2019.
Supported by Saastamoinen Foundation, the Academy on Fine Arts residency program at ISCP is intended for graduates of the Academy, who have been working professionally for at least five years. The artists are given a private furnished studio and access to communal facilities around the clock. Residents are encouraged to benefit from each other to create international contacts, engage in professional discussions and obtain feedback. Applications are accepted annually in February.
ARE THERE OTHER OPTIONS FOR RESIDENCIES IN NEW YORK OR THE UNITED STATES?
These are some of the other residency programs in New York City:
For residency programs in the United States, please consult the following websites: