Call for projects Helsinki 2017

Call for collaborative media art projects, Helsinki 2017

The call is now closed - Thank you to everyone who proposed!
Deadline for proposals January 15, 2017 (24:00 CET)

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The call is open for both international and Finnish artists whose work involves participation/social engagement and media/technology. In 2017, 4-6 new projects will be commissioned. They will be realised during residencies in Helsinki in April-June and August-October.

The focus of the commissions is on art projects that:
* engage with people, communities or institutions in creation of the work
* use media / digital technology in an inventive, collaborative way

We especially welcome socially engaged or public art projects that relate to digital media or technology as tool, platform or concept. We are delighted to receive proposals that are multidisciplinary and combine practices of visual, sound or performing arts.

The main location for the projects produced in 2017 is the Maunula neighbourhood in north Helsinki. More information on Maunula here.

As co-producer of the commissioned project, m-cult will support the artist throughout the process and facilitate the work with local groups. The process will be documented by m-cult in collaboration with the artist.

The selected artists receive a fee of 500 € / week (1000 € / 2 weeks). Travel costs and accommodation will be provided for the artists. There is a production budget to cover material and other costs; the scope of the budget will be negotiated with each selected artist. For more information, see Guidelines for proposals.

Deadline for proposals: Submit your proposal via the electronic form by January 15, 2017.

All applicants will be notified on the decisions by February 15, 2017.

The first residencies start in April/May 2017.

The selections will be made by the CAPP jury at m-cult - Arttu Merimaa, Jussi Koitela, Kaisa Kukkonen and Minna Tarkka. Before the final decisions, the jury will consult the artists and local partners to evaluate project feasibility and budget.

Contact information: capp (at) / director Minna Tarkka and producer Kaisa Kukkonen.


The residency projects are produced by m-cult within the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (2015-18), a transnational cultural programme focusing on collaborative arts supported by Creative Europe and the Ministry of Culture and Education. The projects in Maunula will be realized thanks to a special “Helsinki model” grant from the Helsinki City Cultural Office.