Residencies for Academy of Fine Arts Alumni

Our residency programme supports post-graduate studies of visual artists in high-quality residences abroad.

Our residency programme, aimed at the alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts, supports post-graduate studies of visual artists in high-quality residences abroad. The programme is funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation.

The partners are Space in London, ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York, Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht and LIFT – Liason of Independent Filmmakers in Toronto. In addition, if a graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts is accepted to the Rijksakademie van Beldeende Kunsten residency programme in Amsterdam, they will be awarded with a grant. The calls for the residencies are usually open in January/February.

The programme is a part of an internationalisation project established by Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts and the Saastamoinen foundation. The project aims to build a dialogue between teaching in fine arts and the international field of art.

Info session on residencies 2020

This year, the call for alumni residencies is open 10 February 2020 – 9 March 2020 until 4 pm (Finnish time). The call for the Rijksakademie van Beldeende Kunsten residency ended 1st February 2020.

There will be a briefing about the residencies on Monday 24 February at 5.30 pm at the Exhibition Laboratory, Merimiehenkatu 36. There will be presentations by last year’s resident artists: Milja Viita (LIFT) and Minna Långström (SPACE) and possibly also by some others. All are warmly welcome!

SPACE Art + Technology

Call 10 February 2020 – 9 March 2020 until 4 pm (Finnish time).

This call is for one three-month residency at SPACE Art + Technology in London, UK. The residency will start on the 22nd of September 2020 and end on the 22th of December 2020.

Emerging artists of any age who are MFA-alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki are invited to apply for the residency. The full grant funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation is c. €12 000 and it covers the accommodation, 24-hour studio and equipment access (shared with other 3 artists in residence), curatorial support and programming opportunities, general support, advice and networking opportunities A stipend of £2400, A production allowance of £1000 and the travel fees back and forth to London.

SPACE is a leading visual arts organisation providing creative workspace, advocacy, support and promoting innovation. Established by artists in 1968, SPACE runs 19 artist studio buildings across 7 London boroughs and Colchester, providing affordable creative workspace plus support programmes, such as exhibitions, artists residencies, bursaries and training opportunities, to enable artists to be sustainable. SPACE supports 700 artists with studios and a further 700 a year with professional development.

The InProcess Residency is conceived as a period of development, immersion and critical investigation. Practitioners will be selected in recognition of their proposal’s compatibility with the critical and experimental nature of the three-month residency structure, where the focus is on process over product. The applicants don’t necessarily need to have any earlier experience of combining art and technology but they are expected to describe in the application what kind of technology they are planning to exploit.

Residents participate in activities across SPACE programmes – leading talks, workshops, being a part of educational programming, directing research initiatives and presenting their work. All the Art and Technology residency participants take part in an annual outcome exhibition.

The artist who will be awarded is asked to write a report of the residency period and send it to the Academy of Fine Arts and to the Saastamoinen Foundation in two-month time after finishing the residency. She /He is also asked to tell about the residency to the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in an event that will be agreed later.

Applying is done digitally and it has to be sent to  kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi latest on Monday 9th of March 2019 at 4 pm. Please see the detailed guidelines for the application below.

Jury:
Irini Papadimitriou (Creative Director of Future Everything Organization, curator)
James Prevett (lecturer, Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts)
Tinne Zenner (visual Artist, film maker, based in Copenhagen)

The final decision will be made by Kristina Pulejkova, Art and Technology Programme Manager and other members of the selection committee of the SPACE. The results will be announced in April 2019.

For any further information about the residency programme, please contact
Kristina Pulejkova, Art and Technology Programme Manager, SPACE, London
kristina@spacestudios.org.uk 
www.spacestudios.org.uk

For further information about the open call and the grant please contact:
Johanna Vakkari, Dean (deputy), Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari@uniarts.fi

Call for applications: SPACE Art + Technology, London, UK

Open: 10th February 2020 – 9th March 2020 until 4 pm

InProcess residency at SPACE Art+Technology 22 September 2020 – 22 December 2020

The Academy of Fine Arts of The University of the Arts Helsinki and SPACE Art + Technology are seeking applications from MFA-alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts to participate in the InProcess residency programme in London. The three-month residency is hosted by SPACE. Emerging artists of any age who are MFA-alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki are invited to apply for the residency.

SPACE Art+Technology residencies are a community of experimental thought and practice. The programme is a period of development, immersion and investigation for artists developing research and questions at the nexus of art and technology.

Residents participate in activities across SPACE programmes – leading talks, workshops, being a part of educational programming, directing research initiatives and presenting their work.

The InProcess Residency is conceived as a period of development, immersion and critical investigation. Practitioners will be selected in recognition of their proposal’s compatibility with the critical and experimental nature of the three-month residency structure, where the focus is on process over product.

This year’s InProcess residency will focus on causality, or the relation between a cause and its effect. We have entered the year 2020, a number that signifies perfect vision. Humanity has come a long way since its hunter-gatherer existence, charting a steady course towards a future of quantum supremacy and ever more sophisticated AI. Today, humans impact on every aspect of life on Earth. With the rapid progress of bioengineering as well as machine learning technology, scientists are building organic computers, bringing us ever closer to the reality of alternative life forms. But how did we get here?

We would like to hear from artists who can look into the distant future, as well as back to our past, examining what brought us here and how we can go forward from this point. Submissions are welcomed from practitioners whose work engages with these ideas.

The selected artist will receive:

  • A travel allowance from Finland to the UK
  • Three month accommodation
  • 24-hour studio and equipment access
  • A stipend of £2400
  • A production allowance of £1000
  • Curatorial support and programming opportunities
  • General support, advice and networking opportunities
  • Mentorship tailored to artist’s needs

To apply, applicants must submit the following:

  1. Full Contact Details (including telephone, email, mobile number and address) with a short presentation.
  2. 1 x Proposal for new project or production to be developed or completed during the residency period: max 750 words (in the proposal, please include a section on how this residency will fit within your practice and why this is a good time for you to be applying for it.)
  3. 1 x Proposal for an artist led workshop to investigate their subject collaboratively.
  4. Examples of previous work: max of 15 images, 4 video links, sent as 1 PDF file, no larger than 5 mb (please note that referring to website link will not be accepted as previous work material, applicants must send a PDF portfolio). Please include the basic information about each work (year, technique, materials, measures / duration etc.)
  5. Artist CV

Please note that all applications are to be submitted as one PDF file via email: kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi For the title, please use your name and ”SPACE_alumniresidency”. For voluminous files (like videos), please insert a link to the server/website/You Tube/Vimeo where the file can be viewed. Please make sure all the links to external sites work at least up to two months after the deadline has past.

The jury (for shortlist) includes: Curator Jonathan Powell (Somerset House Trust, London), John Sundholm, Chair of the Department of Media Studies and Professor in Cinema Studies (Stockholm University) and Ulrika Ferm, Professor in Time and Space Studies (Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki). The final decision will be made by Kristina Pulejkova, Art and Technology Programme Manager and other members of the selection committee of the SPACE. The results will be announced in April 2020.

For any further information about the residency programme, please contact
Kristina Pulejkova, Art and Technology Programme Manager, SPACE, London
kristina@spacestudios.org.uk 
www.spacestudios.org.uk

For further information about the open call and the grant please contact:
Johanna Vakkari, Dean (deputy), Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari@uniarts.fi

Jan van Eyck Academie

Call 10 February 2020 – 9 March 2020 until 4 pm (Finnish time).

This call is for one 12-month residency at Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. The residency will start on the 1st of October 2020.

All the MFA-alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts under 40-years old who have adequate experience of independent artistic practice are welcome to apply. The full grant funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation is 57 700 € and it covers the studio, access to well-equipped labs and contents of the program of the Jan van Eyck Academie, the travel fees back and forth to Maastricht and the stipend of 1500 €/month for the artist for accommodation and living costs as well as the work budget of 2000 euros / year.

The artist who will be awarded is asked to write a report of the residency period and send it to the Academy of Fine Arts and to the Saastamoinen Foundation in two-month time after finishing the residency. She /He is also asked to tell about the residency to the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in an event that will be agreed later.

Applying is done digitally and it has to be sent to kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi latest on Monday 9th of March 2020 until 4 pm. Please see the detailed guidelines for the application below.

The selection will be done in two parts. First the jury nominated by the Academy of Fine arts and confirmed by the Saastamoinen Foundation will make a shortlist. The final decision will be made at the Jan van Eyck Academie by Hicham Khalidi, director of the Van Eyck Academie and two other members of the selection committee of the Van Eyck. The results will be announced in April 2020.

Jury:
Bruno Alves de Almeida (curator, architect, researcher)
Björn Norberg (curator and Project Manager in Next Kind of Art, Sweden)
Marika Orenius (lecturer, Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts)

For the further information about the residency programme, please see:
www.janvaneyck.nl

For the further information about the call, please contact:
Johanna Vakkari, Dean (deputy), Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari@uniarts.fi

Call for applications: Van Eyck, Multiform institute for fine art, design and reflection, Maastricht (NL) 2020–2021

The Van Eyck invites artists, designers, photographers, curators, writers and thinkers to apply for a 12-month residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie.

The Jan van Eyck Academie is a post academic multi-disciplinary institute that furthers experiment, research, study, production and exchange. The academy is a catalyst in the process of talent development; it activates talent in open relationships with the world. Promising artists, designers, photographers, curators, architects, writers and other thinkers can apply every year for the 35 spots available at the academy.

The participants make work of their own and contribute to projects of the Hubert van Eyck Academie, of Van Eyck Mirror, of collaborating partners, of Lab workshops, of In-Labs. They are given the time and space that is needed to develop their talents, to discover as yet unexplored perspectives and delve into deeper layers of themselves and involve the world around them.

Applying

Applying is done digitally. All the required parts have to be sent in one PDF file to kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi latest on Monday 9th of March 2020 at 4 pm. For the title, please use your name and “Jan van Eyck_alumniresidency”. For voluminous files (like videos), please insert a link to the server/website/You Tube/Vimeo where the file can be viewed. Please make sure all the links to external sites work at least up to two months after the deadline has past.

Your application consists of:

  1. The cover letter with practical details (name, address, contacts) with a short presentation.
  2. PDF file containing the following parts:
  • a project proposal stating goals and purpose of your stay: max. 500 words (In the proposal, please include a section on how this residency will fit within your practice and why this is a good time for you to be applying for it.)
  • first ideas concerning an In-Lab: max. 500 words
  • documentation of recent work: dating back no longer than 5 years, max. 20 works (Please note that referring to website link will not be accepted as previous work material, applicants must send a PDF portfolio). Please include the basic information about each work (year, technique, materials, measures / duration etc.)
  • your resume (max. 2 pages)

* Please insert a clear table of contents!

The members of the jury (for the shortlist) will be announced soon. The final decision will be made at the Jan van Eyck Academie by Hicham Khalidi, director of the Van Eyck Academie and two other members of the selection committee of the Van Eyck. The results will be announced in April 2020.

Participants receive amongst others:

  • a studio
  • a monthly stipend of 1500,- Euros (900,- Euros / month paid by the Jan van Eyck Academie and the rest of stipend by the Academy of Fine Arts)
  • a work budget of 2000,- Euros per year
  • advise by our advisors; experienced artists, designers, curators and art critics, who will come by regularly during studio visits
  • advise by different guest advisors who will come by during studio visits
  • access to well-equipped Labs (wood and metal, print, photo and video and a library), run by experts in their discipline

Participants are expected to:

  • engage, next to their work in the studio, in In-Labs and external projects set up by Van Eyck Mirror, the project bureau of the Van Eyck.
  • to settle in Maastricht or direct surroundings during their stay at the academy

Profile participants

The Van Eyck welcomes promising and established artists, writers, curators, and thinkers. Every applicant shares our belief that insight comes through exchange with other: insight in the meaning of things, in your own practice, in the (art) world. Besides working in your own studio, you are expected to take an active part in the Van Eyck programme, to participate in one of the Mirror projects and to be involved in one or more In-Labs.

* Duo’s or collectives are also welcome to apply; they share 1 spot at the Van Eyck

A studio of your own

At the Van Eyck you have a studio of your own to write proposals, work on your project, investigate. In our view, the studio equals the classic vita contemplativa. The programme stands for the vita activa. Both are correlated and as such strike a perfect balance.

The programme

The programme is the sum total of the general programme and several more specific programmes. The generic programme consists of regular studio visits by advisors and guest, of lectures, debates, presentations. The specific programmes comprise what happens in the Labs, the In-Labs, the Mirror Lab and what you individually contribute and develop. Leitmotif of the annual programme is set by the artistic and content related needs of the participants.

In-Lab

The In-Labs are modules established by like-minded participants. An In-Lab offers you the opportunity to join together over shared curiosities and urgent questions, to study something in depth, and/or broaden your critical views. It is the occasion to enhance your knowledge of and skills in your own field of expertise, or, on the contrary, within another discipline. Guests from outside can be invited to add to the working of the In-Labs, and (public) events are often organised to expand the In-Labs breadth. This makes the In-Lab a unique elaboration of the Van Eyck programme, both for outside audiences and all participants.

Living accommodation

The Van Eyck can assist in finding a room in Maastricht. Renting a room through the Van Eyck amounts to around €350 a month.

Language of communication

Participants at the Van Eyck come from all over the world. The languages of communication at the academy are Dutch and English. We expect you to master the English language sufficiently to be able to converse and collaborate with the participants and staff members.

Agreement of collaboration

When you enroll as a participant at the Van Eyck an agreement of collaboration will be effected. This agreement states all the details concerning your stay, working period, the policies of the academy and mutual rights and duties. Once you have signed this agreement your working period at the Van Eyck can take a start.

For the further information about the residency programme, please see:
www.janvaneyck.nl
Van Eyck Multiform Institute for fine art, design and reflection
Academieplein 1
6211 KM Maastricht
The Netherlands
T: +31 43 3503709
E:  info@janvaneyck.nl

For the further information about the call, please contact:
Johanna Vakkari, Dean (deputy), Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari@uniarts.fi

ISCP Program in New York

Open 10 February 2020 – 9 March 2020 until 4 pm (Finnish time).

This call is for one six-month residency at ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York. The residency will start on the 1st of January 2021.

All the artists graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts and having at least 5 years of professional experience are welcome to apply. There is no age limit. The full stipend funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation is 36 000 € and it covers the studio at the ISCP and contents of the program, accommodation in Williamsburg in Brooklyn and the stipend of 12 000 € for the artist for the travel fees back and forth to New York, material costs and 6 months living costs. The stipend should also cover the costs for visa, pension and insurance. In addition the artist will receive 1 200 € for production fees / the residency period.

The artist who will be awarded is asked to write a report of the residency period and send it to the Academy of Fine Arts and to the Saastamoinen Foundation in two-month time after finishing the residency. She /He is also asked to tell about the residency to the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in an event that will be agreed later.

Applying is done digitally and it has to be sent to kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi latest on Monday 9th of March 2020 until 4 pm. Please see the detailed guidelines for the application below.

The selection will be done in two parts. First the jury nominated by the Academy of Fine arts and confirmed by the Saastamoinen Foundation will make a shortlist. The final decision will be made by ISCP by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions and Susan Hapgood, Executive Director. The results will be announced in April 2020.

Jury:
Karin Laansoo (Artistic Director, Kai Art Center)
Sam Watson (Curator)
Kaija Kaitavuori (Lecturer, Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts)

For further information about the programme: www.iscp-nyc.org

For further information about the call and the grant:
Johanna Vakkari, Dean (deputy), Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari (at) uniarts.fi

Call for applications: ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program New York

Deadline: Monday, March 9th 2020 at 4 pm. 

Start date of residency: January 1st 2021

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs. Housed in a former factory in Brooklyn, with 35 light-filled work studios, two galleries, and a project space, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program, founded in 1994. ISCP organizes exhibitions, events and offsite projects, which are free and open to all, sustaining a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners and diverse audiences. Over 1,350 artists and curators from more than 80 countries, including the United States have undertaken residencies at ISCP.

Residency program

At the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) each artist and curator is provided with a private and furnished studio space and 24-hour access to all communal facilities. Residents at ISCP are encouraged to take advantage of the in-house community of artists and curators, offering invaluable international connections, professional conversations and critique. While in the program, all residents are invited to participate in a number of activities in and outside of ISCP including the four core program activities: Visiting Critics, Field Trips, Artists at Work and Open Studios.

Visiting Critics

The Visiting Critic series is the hallmark of ISCP’s residency program. It introduces residents to professionals from museums, galleries, alternative spaces and publications within the context of a studio visit, generating critical feedback from diverse positions.

Field Trips

ISCP organizes visits to museums, galleries, alternative spaces, archives and other places of interest to art professionals. Often, a curator or staff member introduces the institution’s mission and program. Past Field Trips have included the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Conservation Department at MoMA, Dia:Beacon, CCS Bard, MASS MoCA, Art Omi, art spaces in SoHo and on the Lower East Side, private collections and many other institutions in Greater New York.

Artists at Work

Residents at ISCP are invited to present their recent work in semi-monthly public programs, titled Artists at Work. These events feature film screenings, performances, installations and lectures and introduce the work of ISCP artists and curators to the New York art community.

Open Studios

Twice a year, in April and November, ISCP hosts two-day long Open Studios, presenting work by the 35 ISCP artists and curators in residence, accompanied by performances, panel discussions and exhibitions. During Open Studios, residents present recent projects, work in progress, site-specific installations and their archives to over 2,000 professionals and art enthusiasts from New York and beyond.

Applying

Applying is done digitally. All the required parts have to be sent in one PDF file to kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi . For the title, please use your name and “ISCP_alumniresidency”. For voluminous files (like videos), please insert a link to the server / website / YouTube / Vimeo where the file can be viewed. Please make sure all the links to external sites work at least up to two months after the deadline has past.

The application consists of:

  1. The cover letter with Full Contact Details (including telephone, email, mobile number and address) with a short presentation.
  2. PDF file containing the following parts:
  • a project proposal stating goals and purpose of your stay: max. 500 words. (In the proposal, please include a section on how this residency will fit within your practice and why this is a good time for you to be applying for it.)
  • description about the synergy and contacts you would gain from the residency (max. 500 wordss
  • documentation of recent work (dating back no longer than 5 years, max. 20 works) (Please note that referring to website link will not be accepted as previous work material, applicants must send a PDF portfolio). Please include the basic information about each work (year, technique, materials, measures / duration etc.)
  •  your resume (max. 2 pages)

The members of the jury will be announced soon. The final decision will be made by ISCP by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions and Susan Hapgood, Executive Director. The results will be announced in April 2020.

More information:

For further information about the residency: www.iscp-nyc.org

For further information about the call and the grant:
Johanna Vakkari, Dean (deputy), Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari@uniarts.fi

LIFT – Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto

Open 10 February 2020 – 9 March 2020 until 4 pm (Finnish time).

This call is for one residency at LIFT – Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. The residency is for a period of twelve weeks between September and December 2020.

All the artists graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts and are welcome to apply. There is no age limit. The full stipend funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation is 9,800 € and it covers the travel fees back and forth to Toronto, a workspace at the LIFT, the in-kind equipment and facility rental and Expendables such as film stock and related production expenses, guidance towards finishing the film where necessary as well as mentor and workshop fees. It also covers the stipend of 5,100 € for the artist for the, 12 weeks accommodation and living costs. The stipend should also cover the costs for visa, pension and insurance. LIFT will put a call out to members to assist with finding a flat and will introduce the artist to other people working in the field. 

LIFT is an artist-run production and educational media arts organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. They support a wide range of production formats including Regular 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, Super 16mm, 35mm and HD; film and digital editing; optical printers; contact printers; animation stands; a darkroom and more. Toronto also offers a range of lab facilities, a large pool of experienced technicians and talent, a vibrant film community and a dynamic arts environment. LIFT’s residency programme focuses on the production of analogue film-based works, although strong digital applications will also be considered.

The artist who will be awarded is expected to present in collaboration with LIFT and other local organisations one work of moving image in Toronto. The presentation will not necessary happen during the residency but afterwards. In the total budget there is a support for performances and festivals (to a maximum of 1000€).

The Artist is asked to write a report of the residency period and send it to the Academy of Fine Arts and to the Saastamoinen Foundation in two-month time after finishing the residency. She /He is also asked to tell about the residency to the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in an event that will be agreed later.

Applying is done digitally and it has to be sent to kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi latest on Monday 9th of March 2020 at 4 pm Finnish time. Please see the detailed guidelines for the application below.

The selection will be done in two parts. First the jury nominated by the Academy of Fine arts and confirmed by the Saastamoinen Foundation will make a shortlist.

The members of the jury will be announced soon. The final decision will be made by Chris Kennedy, Director of the LIFT. The results will be announced in April 2020.

For further information about the programme:
https://lift.ca/ or via email to director@lift.on.ca

For further information about the call and the grant:
Johanna Vakkari, Dean (deputy), Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari@uniarts.fi

Call for applications: LIFT – Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto

Deadline: Monday, March 9th 2020 at 4 pm (Finnish time)

Start date of residency: the 12-week residency can be organized between September and December 2020

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is an artist-run charitable organization dedicated to facilitating excellence in the moving image through media arts education and production resources. LIFT exists to provide support and encouragement for independent filmmakers and artists through affordable access to production, post-production and exhibition equipment; professional and creative development; workshops and courses; commissioning and exhibitions; artist-residencies; and a variety of other services. Founded in 1981 by a small collective, LIFT has since grown to become one of the foremost centres of its kind globally.

Values

  • Diversity in all its manifestations, including race, ethnicity, language, gender identity, sexuality, class, age, disability, immigration status, film genre and level of experience as a filmmaker.
  • Affordable and equitable access to services and programs that minimize economic barriers to creating films.
  • The materiality and technology of working with celluloid as a medium.
  • Developing and cultivating the “cinematic” qualities within digital cinema and new platforms.
  • Serving as a community hub for filmmakers and artists.
  • Providing quality service to an engaged and participatory membership. – Providing a space for diverse communities to produce representations on their own terms.

Residency programme

The aim of this residency is to support the artist to prepare or to finish her / his project. The residency is meant for a personal active work and we encourage the artist selected to the residency to travel alone because this helps him / her to better integrate to the whole field of moving image in Toronto. In addition to the LIFT there are a big number of moving image related organisations in the town. LIFT has specialized in production of different type of analogue films and it provides the full equipment for post-production. The budget covers a workspace at the LIFT, the in-kind equipment and facility rental (up to 2000€) and Expendables such as film stock and related production expenses (up to 300€), guidance towards finishing the film where necessary as well as mentor and workshop fees (to a maximum of 1000€).

Mentoring

LIFT has 500 members in Toronto and surroundings and together they possess all the knowledge on film making and moving image one can possibly need. The mentors will be hired where necessary, in consultation with the artist.  LIFT will also provide the artist access to workshops according to his / her needs.

Applying

Applying is done digitally. All the required parts have to be sent in one PDF file to kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi . For the title, please use your name and “LIFT_alumniresidency”. For voluminous files (like videos), please insert a link to the server / website / YouTube / Vimeo where the file can be viewed. Please make sure all the links to external sites work at least up to two months after the deadline has past.

The application consists of:

  1. The cover letter with full contact details (including telephone, email, mobile number and address) and a short presentation.
  2. PDF file containing the following parts:
  • A project proposal stating goals and purpose of your stay (In the proposal, please include a section on how this residency will fit within your practice and why this is a good time for you to be applying for it.
  • Description about the synergy and contacts you would gain from the residency (max. 500 words)
  • Documentation of recent work (Please note that referring to website link will not be accepted as previous work material, applicants must send a PDF portfolio). Please include the basic information about each work (year, technique, materials, measures / duration etc.)
  • Your resume (max. 2 pages)

Please note that all applications are to be submitted as one PDF file via email: kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi For the title, please use your name and ”LIFT_alumniresidency”. For voluminous files (like videos), please insert a link to the server/website/You Tube/Vimeo where the file can be viewed. Please make sure all the links to external sites work at least up to two months after the deadline has past.

The members of the jury will be announced soon. The final decision will be made by Chris Kennedy, Director of the LIFT. The results will be announced in April 2020.

For further information about the programme:
https://lift.ca/

For further information about the call and the grant:
Johanna Vakkari, Dean (deputy), Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki
johanna.vakkari@uniarts.fi

Rijksakademie van Beldeende Kunsten

If a graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts is accepted to the Rijksakademie van Beldeende Kunsten residency programme in Amsterdam, they will be awarded with a grant.

Call for Applications: Rijksakademie van Beldeende Kunsten

More information on the residency programme: www.rijksakademie.nl. This year’s call ended 1st February 2020.

More information on the grant: Johanna Vakkari, dean (deputy), Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts
johanna.vakkari@uniarts.fi