OPEN CALL 2018: Culture Has The Power
The Finnish Institute in London is looking for programme proposals for 2018.
The Finnish Institute in London is looking for programme proposals for 2018.
The Finnish Insitute in London is looking for a media/PR intern for spring 2018 Apply now!
The photo exhibition will be on display at the communal youth centre Messi.
The upcoming two weeks are filled with exciting performances around the United Kingdom and Ireland supported by our TelepART travel funding.
The Finnish Institute in London launches The Finnish Village at the The Lakes International Comic Art Festival held in Kendal, Cumbria. The festival, which will take place 13–15 October, brings some of the biggest international names in comic art to Cumbria.
The Finnish Institute in London in collaboration with Brighton Fringe is placing an open call for Finnish projects and shows for the 2018 festival. We are particularly interested in projects from the fields of performance, circus, spoken word and urban/street art for audiences of all ages.
Finnish Institute in London, together with our organising partner, the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, is excited to continue organising events and professional exchange through the MOBIUS project. This year the Finnish Institute in London will organise two art curators, Irini Papadimitriou and Sam Trotman, to visit Finland as a part of professional exchange.
Jörn Donner gave a powerful speech, during his visit in London on the 27.-29.9. In his speech, Donner discussed the Finnish independence and Mannerheim.
Our digital gallery is growing - come and share your memories!
The Finnish Institute in London and Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall have published the shortlist for the Below Zero art prize. The winner will be announced in late November.
The Finnish Institute in London is excited to launch Lastu, an environmentally friendly wooden shelter at Lusto - Finnish Forest Museum in Finland. The design project is realised by the architecture students of University of Westminster together with acclaimed architects from Finland and the UK.
The rapid-access style funding is designed to support the expenses for artists travelling to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In celebration of Finland’s centenary of independence the Finnish Institute in London launches an online gallery titled A Tale of Two Countries 27 June. The gallery offers its visitors curated pieces of the shared history of Finland and Britain including cultural, political, social and personal history. It preserves digital cultural heritage, inspires the further use of digital collections and invites people to enrich the gallery with personal keepsakes.
The Institute celebrates the centenary of Finland's independence by highlighting the importance of literacy, literature and libraries. ‘10x10 Stories from Finland’ campaign has collected 100 books written by Finnish authors, translated into English. The books are donated to 10 different libraries.
We are delighted to announce that Wysing research residency is looking for a Finnish or Finland-based artist to join their two month residency at Wysing Arts Centre this autumn.
The application time has now ended, thank you for all the applications! More information to come soon!
Rock Against Racism travels to Joensuu's main library from the beginning of July 2017.
The Institute is now publishing a discussion paper by Vilja Kamppila (M.Soc.Sc) that looks at the similarities and differences of democracy education in Finland and England.
Discussion on urban spaces, development and current architectural issues took place at The Finnish Institute in London on Saturday 20 May.
The Finnish Institute in London is proud to presents an evening celebrating the art and influence of Tom of Finland Thursday 6 July at the legendary Prince Charles Cinema in Soho as part of Pride in London.
Finnish Institute in London, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and SPACE Art + Technology are seeking applications from artists based in Finland to participate in HereNow residency programme in London.
Ilona Turtola is a Finnish journalist who works for Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. During the academic year 2016-17 she's been at the University of Oxford researching journalists' social media behaviour. She is reflecting her research in our blog.
The Finnish Institute in London is looking for interns! Open positions currently in Media&Arts, Society&Culture and Administration.
Dr Elisa Alaluusua originates from Finnish Lapland and grew up on a reindeer farm in the artic circle area. She lives and works in London. Her exhibition Sketchbooks: An Obsession is on show at Drawing Projecs UK in Trowbridge (until 4th March)
South Social Film Festival organised a Finnish evening Friday 12 May together with the Finnish Institute in London, Finnish Embassy and The Finnish Church in London.
Our Head of Arts and Culture Jaakko answers five questions, about life in London and more.
Watch our exclusive video here from Southbank Centre!
Mobile Home 2017 explores the meaning of home on the anniversary of Finnish independence
Nordic Matters is a diverse exploration of Nordic arts and culture all throughout 2017. The programme will embed Nordic culture and artists in Southbank Centre’s year-long artistic offer and annual festivals.
The Finnish Institute in London and the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux have published a report on how European newspapers write about the “refugee crisis” - and whose crisis it actually is.
RSA (The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) Chief Executive Matthew Taylor explains the future of Modern Employment at the NextEra Task Group meeting organised at The Finnish Institute in London 28.3.2017
Report on journalist workshop: Interpreting Crisis: Reporting on Migration, Asylum Seekers and the Syrian Conflict.
Virve Miettinen has written about the four months she spent with the British Library as part of the MOBIUS programme. MOBIUS is a fellowship program for visual arts, museum and archive professionals based in New York, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Finland. The program enables transatlantic mobility and collaborative practices and supports long-lasting professional relationships.
Finnish, London-based artist Sara Kärpänen writes about how regeneration projects could be made better if done together with artists and local communities. Places like Hackney Wick, with it's independent art scene and vibrant community, are the soul of London.
Visibility and Impact of Contemporary Art in Contemporary Society is a series of public talks hosted by the Finnish Institute in London.
We interviewed our artist in residence, Henna-Riikka Halonen, at The Wysing Arts Centre. Henna Riikka graduated in 2006 from Goldsmiths College in London. She lives and works in Finland but has lived in the United Kingdom for 6 years. Henna Riikka told us about her residency time and the UK art scene.
Finnish artist Sara Bjarland was our artist-in-residence at the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios in Dublin 1.7-14.8.2016. We met and spoke with her about her work, her practice, Finnish art scene and the residency.
"What happens when you feel like you are from nowhere, yet everywhere at the same time?" asks writer Ndéla Faye in her Finnsperts blog about ‘Third Culture Kids’.
See all the Culture has the Power! interviews here!
Artist Kimmo Modig sums up his residency period in our interview.
This year we decided to open the field for some new, young talent by launching a design competition. We saw a number of really strong entries, but the jury decided on Sofia Rainio-Eskelinen’s (b. 1989) work to be the winning design.
23 May - 23 June LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner invited the public to take them anywhere. For 30 days the group hitchhiked the internet - and in real time - starting their trip from Boulder, Colorado, US.
Check out the illustrated version of The Finnish Institute in London's annual report 2015 by Virpi Oinonen here!