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.
The Finnish Cultural Institute, together with the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland, the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute, and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, are part of #StopHatredNow 2022, the full programme is out now!
The Study Trip to the Netherlands is happening in less than one month and we are excited to share that the programme has now been finalised.
Healing & Dealing is a two-part project taking place this spring in Brussels and Helsinki. Dealing will be part of the Stop Hatred Now festival in Helsinki, focusing on white people and encouraging them to take responsibility for their part within structural white supremacy. Healing will be organised in Brussels as a mirror event to the one in Helsinki.
Kitchen Sink consists of fantastic bric-a-brac and scraps of theatre history piled up in a giant sink. On top of all this a mystery play has been assembled, about the everyday; about dreams, poetry, and the real. 19-24.4.2022 at Sinne, Helsinki.
The Elastic Alliances exhibition will take place 8 April – 22 May 2022 at Gallery Hanaholmen. In conjunction with the exhibition, a seminar focusing on new forms of artistic collaboration will be arranged at Hanasaari Auditorium. Join us for the half-day seminar on Thursday the 28th of April at 1-6pm.
FAIR P(L)AY is a cycle initiated by the EUNIC-NL cluster focusing on fair practices in the cultural sector, aiming to discuss and implement new and existing ways of creating fair environments in terms of funding, remuneration, copyright and mobility in Europe.
On International Women’s day, on 8th of March 2022, our annual Nordic Breakfast reopened the stage for new panellists with a current and ongoing topic of consent law and its adoption in the Nordics as several Nordic countries have already implemented consent laws in their legislation. Watch the discussion in full online.
Svenska kulturfonden (The Swedish Cultural foundation in Finland) has opened a call for an internship beginning in August 2022. The deadline for the application is 31st of March.
EUNIC Brussels tackles all areas of art. Thanks to its multicultural network, it allows artists from all over the world – and especially from Europe, to join and share their gift with the public.
Juho Myllylä, based in the Netherlands, has received funding from the TelepART Mobility Support to be able to rehearse and perform in Finland with Ensemble Gamut! music group. Myllylä is a recorder player, guitarist, singer and songwriter.
The participants for the Study Trip to the Netherlands organised by Frame Contemporary Art Finland and The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux have been selected. The participants for the trip were selected through an open call announced in February.
The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux stands with Ukraine and expresses our support and solidarity to all those suffering during this devastating time. We strongly condemn the Russian government’s invasion of Ukraine that affects the lives of millions of civilians.
All Good Things Must Begin: Roots and Routes In response to the pandemic, the heightened precarity of artists, and a series of catalytic scandals that recently shook the art world in the Netherlands the past year, we would like to direct our attention in 2022 to...
Dance artist Ilona Salonen is our latest artist to be supported by the TelepART Mobility Support Platform. Salonen will attend a three week laboratory and perform in an international group at the TicTac Art Center in Brussels. She will also perform two short versions...
The latest artist supported by the TelepART Mobility Support is a contemporary circus and performance artist Miradonna Sirkka who is staying in the Netherlands for a 6-week residency. The residency is part of SEA Foundation’s longer-term research on art and sustainability and their project focusing on the Happiness.
We are delighted to announce the Horst Exhibition for 2022: The Act of Breathing will infuse the unique terrain of Asiat, Vilvoorde. The institute takes part in the exhibition by supporting the production of the commissioned work Ritual City by Benjamin Orlow, a Finnish-Swedish visual artist based in London, UK.
On the occasion of Sámi National Day, we bring you the news that the first-ever EU-Sámi Week will be held in Brussels, in June. The aim of the ESW2022 is to increase awareness of Sámi culture, create networks and heighten the knowledge of Sámi issues among the policymakers in various sectors that affect Sámi interests.
The Finnish movie Compartment No. 6 directed by Juho Kuosmanen is screened by The Polarise Nordic Film Nights on 20th of January, 19h00 and 19h10, at Cinema Galeries.
January is finally here and we welcome our new staff members! First up is an intern for the Finnish National Agency for Education, Sonja Koivisto, who started her traineeship at the beginning of the month. She will be working as a Communications and Project Assistant...
Last autumn was my first at the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. I was delighted to be greeted by a brilliant staff, the vibrant city of Brussels, and many exciting projects. Three months flew by in no time and by December we were again facing new...
Finnish visual artist Kristina Sedlerova-Villanen joined the new artist residency initiative KULT XL Ateliers in Brussels. Between January and June, she will be involved in artistic research on water manipulation systems. KULT XL Ateliers is an artist studio network...
The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux is looking for a part-time (19 hours/week) Communications Officer to join our team for permanent employment starting 10 January 2022. As the Institute’s Communication Officer, you will: ● Be responsible for creating...
Belgian choreographer Michiel Vandevelde is taking part in the contemporary dance festival Moving in November in Helsinki, running from 4 - 14.11.21. Dances of Death reflects on the concept of death in our time. New incurable diseases are haunting us, suicide rates...