Koynē Residency

Permanent Program
︎Helsinki, Finland

︎biomaterials ︎Techtable ︎curatorial program

Koyne Residency is an opportunity for artists who wish to experience the environment of the City of Helsinki and the Koyne working premises.

 ︎︎︎ Applications are now open - link to form

Read more below about the program, the HéLab studio, who and how to apply.

Focusing on developing a creative process of research, networking and production, Koyne Residency has a studio, accommodation and a development and feedback program based on the needs of each artist. Additionally, part of the program consists of meetings with selected curators/mentors depending on residency period, as well as a program of visits to art institutions in Helsinki.
In addition to the focus on networking, Koyne Residency provides artists with curatorial support.

It is not necessary to produce works during the residency, so the time can be adapted to each artist's process. It may involve research and studies, testing ideas, or actual production. The artist has access to the HéLab where she/he/they can use equipment and tools as well as biomaterials in the studio's stock, upon prior agreement.

Koyne Residency is for both recent graduate artists and more experienced artists, for whom the residency program could boost their practice nationally and internationally. Researchers in different areas with a creative profile are also welcome.

Residencies can last from 1 or 2 weeks onwards.
The program encourages each artist to present their practice, research, work or project to the public during the residency. The form of presentation is at the discretion of the artist. It could be a talk, a podcast, a video, a text, a visualization, a performance, or something completely different. depending on residence time. We shape and organize the presentations in collaboration with each artist.

All creative professionals and researchers are welcome to apply. Koyne Program values diversity and we encourage everyone regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity and sexuality to apply.

• During the course of the residency, you will be able to participate in meetings with the program director.
• Together with the Koyne Program team, you will be able to plan and execute a presentation that conveys your work to the public.
• You can participate in a visit program with selected artistic institutions in Helsinki and surrounding areas.
• To the extent possible, you will be able to participate in communication and networking activities with the local artist community.

• A 20 m² self-catering accommodation in the Kamppi district of Helsinki city center. The one-room space has a kitchen and a bathroom.
• A 25 m² studio in Espoo, about 20 minutes by train from the Helsinki city center, 24/7 access. The study could be shared if necessary.
• Depending on the length of stay, meetings can be arranged with relevant artists and curators, selected by the artist in consultation with the program director.
• Continuous professional support and advice. Including meetings with the program director.
• Featured resident practice on the Koyne Program website, newsletter, and social media.
• Depending on the length of stay, a public presentation/event can be arranged.

The cost of the residence program is 300 € per week.

If you have any questions concerning the Koyne Residency, do not hesitate to contact us at info@koyne.org

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