Open call: Helsinki International Curatorial Programme (HICP)

OPEN CALL: HIAP and Frame Contemporary Art Finland are seeking applications from curators of contemporary art for the Helsinki International Curatorial Programme (HICP). The programme offers one-month funded curatorial residencies in Helsinki in May and September 2019.

The HICP curators-in-residence will live and work at HIAP’s international residency centre on the island of Suomenlinna. Both HIAP and Frame provide the curator fellows with individualised assistance and networking support tailored to their project or research.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 31 October 2018. Please see HIAP's website for further information and application guidelines:

Every year, the Helsinki International Curatorial Programme (HICP) offers residencies in Helsinki for curators of contemporary art. The programme is co-organised by Frame Contemporary Art Finland and HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme.

The HICP curators-in-residence will live and work at HIAP’s international residency centre on the island of Suomenlinna, a 15 minute ferry-trip away from the centre of Helsinki. HIAP offers the resident curators a combined workspace and accommodation. Frame provides them with a working grant (39 euros per residency day) and a travel allowance from and to the curator’s place of residence. Both organisations provide the curator fellows with individualised assistance and networking support tailored to their project or research. The HICP curators have access to the international residency community and programme of events at HIAP, while Frame provides contacts with extensive networks of Finnish artists and other art professionals.

The aims of the programme are two-fold: 

To allow internationally active, professional curators the chance to connect with the local contemporary art field and plan projects in collaboration with artists and partner organisations operating in Finland.

To support curatorial research in its diverse and emergent forms.

The length of the curatorial residency is one calendar month. In 2019, the residencies will be organised as follows:

May 2019: 2 one-month curator residencies

September 2019: 1 one-month curator residency

The selected residents have a possibility to contribute to Frame’s programme for autumn 2019 by engaging with a local artist (residents selected for May 2019 are offered the possibility to return to Helsinki for a second visit).

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