Institut Finlandais > Together Alone Open Call for Finnish Artists

The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network has responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic by announcing an open call for art projects.

The Institutes are seeking artistic proposals related to the following themes: state of emergency, radical change, resilience, artistic practice in the future, alone together. At the same time, the project will act as a documentation of the crisis and one of the major social upheavals of our time, giving artists an opportunity to reflect on it through the arts. The application is open to all Finnish and Finland-based professional artists who have lost work opportunities due to the corona epidemic.

The Institutes are commissioning projects from selected artists or artistic groups to be completed by 30 June 2020. The total grant of an individual project is between 1500–5000€. The expenses will be paid as work compensation or by invoice. Suitability for diverse international distribution is considered an asset. The implementation of the project must comply with the national law concerning accessibility of digital services.

The aim of the open call is to ensure the livelihoods of artists and the continuity of international collaboration. Although mobility and physical encounters must now be restricted, the Institutes want to support international networks and cooperation. They are especially looking for projects, which emphasise broad international collaboration – without physical contact.

Deadlines: 30 March 2020, 20 April 2020 & 4 May 2020

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