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Last chance to sign up for Residencies Reflected international residency symposium

Residencies Reflected, a symposium focusing on residencies and their critical role in the field of contemporary art today, invites residency professionals to Helsinki, November 16–18, 2016.

Residencies Reflected opens with a welcoming event at the Academy of Fine Arts exhibition space in Helsinki and continues over two days as an intensive retreat at HIAP on the island of Suomenlinna. The symposium is co-organized by the Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki, the HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and Frame Contemporary Art Finland. The symposium programme is conceived and hosted by Irmeli Kokko (Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki), Taru Elfving (Frame) and Juha Huuskonen (HIAP).

The keynote speakers of the symposium, art historian Dr. Nina Lübbren (Anglia Ruskin University) and Professor Dr. Pascal Gielen (Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts) are joined by a number of other speakers - directors of leading international residency programmes, researchers and artists - including professor Hanna Johansson, Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki; Donna Lynas, Wysing Arts Centre; Adam Sutherland, Grizedale Arts; Laurel Ptak, Triangle Arts Association; Lex ter Braak, Jan van Eyck Academy; Alma Heikkilä and Antti Majava, Mustarinda; Christine Tohme, Ashkal Alwan; Nikos Doulos, artist/educator; Bartaku, artist, Frontiers in Retreat; Marita Muukkonen, Perpetuum Mobile; and Ika Sienkiewics-Nowacka, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujasdowksi Castle.

The confirmed programme and schedule are now available to read at:  

You can find information on the speakers and participating organisations here: 

Places are filling up fast, so sign up here until October 31, 2016.

For more information please go to or contact the symposium coordinator Tessa Aarniosuo:

You are also welcome to attend the performances of the 13th edition of Baltic Circle Festival, which takes place November 15–20 in Helsinki, Finland. You can find more information on how to purchase tickets here: