Guidelines for proposers

These guidelines give you more infromation on submitting and planning your project. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact us at capp (at) m-cult (dot) org !

Submission form
*Please be concise in all of your answers.
*Bio: instead of a list of shows, please try to convey your artistic profile in a narrative form. We will visit your website so remember to include the url
*Project description: describe the aesthetic form and motivations of the project (what, why?)
*Context and process: we wish to understand the context and process of your project, both socially and technically (how?)

Co-production
*The commissioned project will be realised as a co-production between the artist and m-cult.
*Copyrights will remain with the artist; m-cult will assist the artist in tailoring participant release contracts to suit the project needs.
*m-cult will facilitate and document the production process.

Fees
*An advance on the fee will be paid upon signing the contract and the final payment after the project has been delivered for presentation.
*The artists shall apply for a 0% tax at source card for the residency fee from the Finnish tax authority. m-cult will assist the artist in the application.
*It is possible to invoice the fee by the artist's company. However, the fee will be VAT inclusive.
*If you are proposing as an artist duo or group, please note that the fee for each resicendy is fixed (500 €/week).

Travel and subsistence
*The artist's travel costs to and from Helsinki as well as accommodation in Helsinki will be covered for the residency period.
*Please note that our travel budget is based on European flights – for intercontinental travel it will be helpful if you can find co-funding sources.
*No daily allowances will be paid, but the artists will receive a travel card at Helsinki public transport company.

Production facilities and budget
*The residency does not include a studio, but the artist can use facilities at m-cult and the local partners in Maunula. Please describe your needs for working space and facilities in detail.
*There is a moderate production budget to include materials, professional assistance, technology costs, etc.
*More detailed resource plans will be made with shortlisted artists before the final selections.

Decision process
*All applicants will be notified about the reception of the proposal after the call is closed.
*Shortlisted artists will be sent further questions and a resource checklist to find out about project feasibility.
*m-cult will also evaluate the shortlised projects in dialogue with the intended participant groups.
*Final decisions will be made by February 15, 2017.