The HIAP residency programme offers time and space for developing new work in dialogue with the local art scene. The goal is to support experimental, cross-disciplinary art practices and to actively contribute to topical debates within and around the context of art. The HIAP residency studios are located in Cable Factory in central Helsinki and on Suomenlinna island, a 15-minute ferry ride away from Helsinki.
The residents are selected primarily via open calls which are arranged throughout the year in collaboration with HIAP partner organisations. The international residencies for artists are normally 3 months long and include a working grant. The residencies for curators usually last 1-2 months. At the end of each residency season HIAP organises an open studio event.
Alongside the main HIAP residency programme, HIAP also coordinates the reservations for Villa Eläintarha, a wooden villa located in central Helsinki. Villa Eläintarha is primarily dedicated for short residencies which aim for a production and/or presentation of a piece of work in Helsinki. HIAP staff does not provide production or networking support for the residents at the villa. Booking requests for the villa can be made throughout the year via an online form. Minimum stay at the villa is 1 week and maximum 2 months.
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme was founded in 1998 by a coalition of arts organisations. The first residencies were arranged in studios at Cable Factory cultural complex, where HIAP currently has 3 residency studios. Since 2010 the main residency site of HIAP has been located on the historical fortress island of Suomenlinna, where HIAP has 5 residency studios, 4 residency apartments and 1 workspace.
Since beginning of year 2019, HIAP has been responsible for coordinating the residencies at Villa Eläintarha, a 19th century wooden villa next to Töölönlahti bay in central Helsinki. Villa Eläintarha has 6 residency rooms which are dedicated for short residencies.
In addition to residency activities in Helsinki, HIAP is also engaged in international residency exchanges and collaboration projects.
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