FCINY offers residencies for Finnish designers, architects and artists through its independent residency program. Additionally, FCINY coordinates residencies for visual artists with established residency organizations in New York. Artist residencies at ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program) are made possible by Alfred Kordelin Foundation and by Saastamoinen Foundation for alumni of the Fine Arts Academy of Finland. The Finnish Cultural Foundation supports residencies at Triangle Arts Association.
The open call for applications to FCINY’s independent residency program opens annually in April.
The Finnish Cultural Institute has been running a residency program for Finnish (or Finland-based) architects, designers and artists in New York City since 1990. Since its initiation, the Institute has hosted over 600 Finnish or Finland-based visual arts professionals. For the selected artists, architects and designers, the program offers a creative working and research period, as well as professional networking opportunities. 2-3 month residencies in New York are supported but not fully funded.
International Studio and Curatorial Program ISCP
This 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. In 2018 an alumni residency and curator residencies were added to the program. There is no call for applications to this program in 2019.
Since 2015, ISCP has also hosted residencies for alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts in Finland, funded by Saastamoinen Foundation. The residencies are six months long and provide the artist with an apartment, studio and a grant. The call for applications is annually in March.
Triangle Arts Association
FCINY has collaborated with Triangle Arts Association in Dumbo since 2014. The collaboration will be continued in the fall 2019 with two 3-month residencies. The program as well as application and selection processes is managed by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. The call for applications is in August.
HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY?
The call for applications to FCINY’s independent residency program opens annually in April. The call is open for Finnish or Finland-based artists, designers and architects who are members of Artists’ Association of Finland (STS), Ornamo Art and Design Finland (Ornamo) or Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA).
For 2020 residencies the call for applications will open April 1st, 2019.
Applications for the Triangle Residency, funded by The Finnish Cultural Foundation, are accepted annually in August.
Applications for the ISCP residency program for the alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts, supported by Saastamoinen Foundation, are accepted annually in February.
For the ISCP residency program, supported by the Kordelin foundation, we are not accepting applications in 2019.