Katja Kettu’s Yöperhonen (2015) on the FinnCultBlx Bookshelf
Katja Kettu’s Yöperhonen (2015) is set in 1937, when a young Finnish girl defects to the Soviet Union for love. Here’s what our in-house book critic thought of the novel.
Applications open for SKF internship at the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
You can now apply for an SKF internship with us! Applications are open until 31 March 2023.
Belgian-Moroccan singer Laïla Amezian at the Women-Music-Futures Symposium at the University of Helsinki
“Chaabi Habibi: Popular Female Moroccan Musicians in Belgium Searching for their History and Building their Future” with Laïla Amezian and Hélène Sechehaye, Helsinki, 10.3.2023
We need to invest more in the promotion of Finnish art and culture abroad
Laura Boxberg, Director of the Institute voices the need for greater investment in the export and mobility of Finnish art and culture.
Taina Latvala’s Välimatka (2012) on the FinnCultBlx Bookshelf
Taina Latvala’s Välimatka(2012) tells the bittersweet story of a mother-daughter trip from Synkkylä to Tenerife. This is what our book critic had to say about it.
Discover the potential of air with Aaro Murphy’s installation at Kunsthalle Turku
Aaro Murphy’s multimedia installation explores the potential of air as a means of communication and data transfer at Kunsthalle Turku, from 5 May 2023.
TelepART: March 2023
In March, TelepART supports Anne Pajunen’s opening night performance in Death in Venice at Oulu Theatre on 10.3.2023, co-produced by the Carl Knif Company.
Discussing gender equality in the performing arts on International Women’s Day
Join performing arts professionals from the Nordics, as they give their perspective on gender equality and discrimination within the industry, 8 March, in Brussels.
New Finnish course for beginners starts this May
Thinking about learning Finnish this spring? Our new intensive beginners course starts 6 May 2023. The course will take place online and you join from anywhere in the world!
Teo Ala-Ruona: ENTER EXUDE premieres 24 May 2023 in Helsinki
“ENTER EXUDE” a performance by Teo Ala-Ruona premieres at Kiasma Theatre in Helsinki, 24 May 2023. The performance is co-produced by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux.
Open Call: SALWA’s Internet Café Residency Program
SALWA’s Internet Café, a 3-month residency to foster, acknowledge and support the migrant experience on the internet’s infrastructure. Deadline: 5 March 2023
The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes present Together Again
Together Again presents six community based works in-situ and online in 2023, culminating in a one-day festival in Helsinki, 8 September 2023!
FinnCultBlx Bookshelf: Miehiä ja Ihmisiä (2014) by Olli Jalonen
A coming-of-age story set in the summer of 1927 in small-town Finland – let’s see what our resident book critic thought of it.
Save-the-dates for this spring
Our full spring programme will be out in February, in the meantime here are some save-the-dates for February and March 2023.
TelepART: January 2023
This January, TelepART supports flutist Vera Plosila, part of the Ensemble Nylandia traverso consort, that performs Café Barock Aurore: Flute Music of the Renaissance, at Kallio Library, 24.1. in Helsinki.
Welcome Anni Koskela, our new EDUFI intern
Welcome Anni Koskela! Our new EDUFI intern, Anni, join the Institute team as our Communications and Project Assistant for the next 10 months.
Sofi Oksanen’s Norma on the FinnCultBlx bookshelf
Described in the English publication as “the hair-raising mash-up of feminist X-Men, gothic fairy tale, family saga and biting social criticism”, let’s see what our in-house critic had to say.
Institute office closed for the holidays
Our office will be closed from 24.12.2022 until 02.01.2023. We wish you a restful holiday and a peaceful start to the new year.
On a mission to reconnect with Luxembourg’s contemporary art scene
The Institute team headed to Luxembourg, 7-8 December, to visit contemporary art spaces in the city and meet with key cultural practitioners.
Open Doors at the Institute, 14 December
Join us at the Institute office to celebrate the end of term, with a Christmas drink and book giveaway, Wednesday, 14 December, 16:00-19:00.
Discover what’s on the “FinnCultBlx Bookshelf” with Eppu
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.
Finnish films make the cut at Leuven International Short Film Festival
3 Finnish films to be screened as part of the European Competition at Leuven International Short Film Festival, 2-10 December.
Finland’s first-ever Book Club creates much needed space for vulnerability among men
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.
5 must-reads on masculinities by Kriticos Mwansa and Malin Bergström
Our Head of Programme Malin Bergström and The Book Club concept’s founder Kriticos Mwansa shared their book recommendations on Masculinities.
Rikkert van Huisstede explores new spaces for Boys Won’t Be Boys in Finland
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.
Malin Bergström to join masculinity panel at Helsinki Book Fair
Head of Programme at the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Malin Bergström joins masculinity panel at Helsinki Book Fair, 29 October.
Internationally acclaimed The Book Club concept by Kriticos Mwansa arrives in Helsinki
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.
EUNIC Netherlands takes steps to a more inclusive and equitable approach
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.
Invitation to collaborate with the European Capital of Culture Oulu2026
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.
EDUFI internship deadline extended!
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!