We bring you a new series, the ”FinnCultBlx Bookshelf” with Eeva-Maria Viitanen (Eppu), Our Head of Administration, as she reviews Finnish literature form the Institute bookshelves.
3 Finnish films to be screened as part of the European Competition at Leuven International Short Film Festival, 2-10 December.
The first-ever Helsinki Book Club with Kriticos Mwansa was a great success, giving participants the space to share their feelings and thoughts on masculinity.
Our Head of Programme Malin Bergström and The Book Club concept’s founder Kriticos Mwansa shared their book recommendations on Masculinities.
Theatre maker Rikkert van Huisstede plans to take the show Boys Won’t Be Boys to Finland in 2024. Ahead of the study trip to Helsinki and Oulu next week we had a chat about the project and his expectations for Finland.
Head of Programme at the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Malin Bergström joins masculinity panel at Helsinki Book Fair, 29 October.
Mwansa will hold a book club on masculinity in collaboration with the Jäbät ja Tunteet community and the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux on the 9th of November.
On October 10, The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux led an internal training for EUNIC Netherlands members to look over their current Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices and share experiences.
Join us 27 October in Brussels, to explore potential collaboration opportunities with the City of Oulu in Northern Finland selected the European Capital of Culture 2026.
Don’t miss this chance to apply to be our new EDUFI intern! Join us for a 10-month internship starting in January 2023. The application deadline 20 October 2022. Good luck!
Finnish native, Emma DJ, will be joining the 10 year anniversary celebrations of Subbacultcha! Join the party, 7 October from 23:00 CET onwards at C12 in Brussels.
In October, TelepART support allocated by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux has been given to performers Inga Huld Hákonardóttir (IS) and Kevin Fay (US), both based in Brussels.
Cherish Menzo’s Jezebel refuses to be defined by others and looks for ways to reclaim her own image. The performance is part of Moving in November festival.
Our Head of Administration, Tiina Eerolainen, retires after eleven and a half years at the Institute. We welcome Eeva-Maria Viitanen in her new role.
The third and final SALWA Gathering of 2022, explores the notion of a home away from home. Seeking to create stories, connections and new kinships, Homemade Seeds takes place at Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 29 & 30 October.
The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux is looking for a new National Agency for Education (EDUFI) intern for a 10-month internship. The internship starts in January 2023. Application round for the internship is open 13-27 September.
Rigid norms and structures disappear and make way for a space offering shelter and room for all to breathe. Disappearing – A Passion, showing at Espoo Cultural Centre, Finland, 9 & 10 September.
’One day more’ by Ukrainian artist Yevgenia Belorusets opens to the public in the Citizens’ Garden at the European Parliament in Brussels, 6 September – 29 October.
One day more, the artwork by Ukrainian artist Yevgenia Belorusets includes her diary entry written on day 12 of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Read the diary entry in full.
Join us in the unveiling of the commissioned artwork One day more by Ukrainian artist Yevgenia Belorusets in the Citizens’ Garden at the European Parliament in Brussels, 6 September, 17:30 CET.
In September, TelepART support allocated by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux has been given to traverso player Vera Plosila and theatre and puppetry professional Neville Tranter / Vaurioteatteri.
Our Finnish language courses will start again in September. Come to our Open Doors event, 5 September, to learn more and ask all your questions.
In August, TelepART support allocated by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux has been given to Routa Company, Jouni Järvenpää. Järvenpää and Vincent Verburg will perform their collaboration Silent Scream.
Our new colleague Yohannes Henriksson started his internship at the institute one week ago. He will be working on our programme. We warmly welcome Yohannes!
It is time for a well deserved holiday for our team. Our office will be closed from the 18th until the 29th of July, but don’t worry, we’ll be back very soon. Wishing you a wonderful summer!
Marking the end of our EUNIC presidency, Chloé Chabannes-Delcourt writes about her time at EUNIC-Brussels and the Institute where she has just completed her internship.
Starting from Staring by Katja and Birit Haarla premiers at Beursschouwburg on the 21st of June. The dance piece has been commissioned for EU-Sámi week in Brussels.
The Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland and The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux invites you to explore what the New European Bauhaus could mean in the Nordics at the Festival of the New European Bauhaus, on the 10th of June!
Kristina Sedlerova-Villanen’s solo exhibition fleuve perdu at Kult XL Ateliers explores the notion of a water body in the city. Her minimalistic installation is built out of found and recycled materials, sugar and sound.
A new website also means a new way of doing things. We have decided to present the TelepART grantees on a monthly basis from now on, showcasing their upcoming performances.