Rijksakademie speed dating in Helsinki 28 and 29 September

Academy of Fine Arts graduate: are you planning to apply for the Rijksakademie residency in Amsterdam the Netherlands? Get feedback on your work and plans directly from Rijksakademie specialists!

Open Studio -tapahtuma Rijksakademiessa.
Open Studio -tapahtuma Rijksakademiessa.

The meetings are arranged on Wednesday 28.9.2022 at 5-8 pm and Thursday 29.9.2022 from10 am to 2 pm at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. The program will start with a general presentation of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten. After the presention, a Portfolio Review in the format of a “speed date” will follow, with the following experts from Rijksakademie: 

Martijntje Hallmann, head of residency/dep. director and chair of the jury committee 
Melvin Moti, artist, core advisor and jury member 
Susan Gloudemans, director strategy & development

The speed dating will be one-on-one sessions of 15 minutes to: 
– screen the portfolio and c.v. on eligibility for the Rijksakademie
– talk about workplan, ambitions and reflect whether Rijksakademie is the right place for the artist and if the timing is suitable 

The Open Call for Rijksakademie closes on October 1st, but Rijksakademie is extending the application deadline for Academy of Fine Arts graduates attending the speed date until Friday 7 October.  The speed dating feedback event is cost free and open to graduates from the Fine Arts Academy. Meeting slots will be distributed over as many alumni as possible, within the time frame and in order of enrollment.  

Contact person

    • Sade Kahra

    • Project Manager, Kehittämispalvelut Kuvataideakatemia, Academy of Fine Arts
    • +358504523047

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