Pehmee aka The Soft Collective bring Safer Spaces For Unhad Conversations to Amsterdam
As a continuation of their Together Alone 2.0 workshops in London, Pehmee bring Safer Spaces For Unhad Conversations to The Netherlands. Texts and recordings created will be shared with the public at the Together Again festival in Helsinki, 8 September.
TelepART: May 2023
The May 2023 TelepART support by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux goes to Atte Kilpeläinen, who is taking part in Festival Resonances – International Chamber Music Festival at Château de Halloy in Belgium.
An overland adventure to Oslo… How did it go? Well, it went rather smoothly.
A greener way? Our Head of Programme, Malin Bergström, shares her overland journey from Brussels to Oslo to attend the Spring Days of the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes.
The Texture of Connection by Yohannes Henriksson premieres at URB Festival in Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki
The latest commission of the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux – The Texture of Connection, premieres on the 15th of June at the URB festival at Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki, Finland.
Enfleshed by Kristiina Koskentola and Marjolein van der Loo now available from Onomatopee
“I am so inspired by and grateful to all involved. It has been absolutely wonderful to be able to bring Enfleshed: Ecologies of Entities and Beings to the world” shares Kristiina Koskentola.
Annual Report 2022
Our Annual Report for 2022 is now available to read in Finnish. The report gives an an overview of all our activities in 2022. The English version will be published soon on our website.
#StopHatredNow 2023 – The programme is out!
We are excited to be partnering with #StopHatredNow, the intercultural and antiracist platform takes place during 15-19 May 2023. The theme for this year is Rooting Change.
The Texture of Connection premieres this June in Helsinki
The Texture of Connection by Yohannes Henriksson, commissioned and produced by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, premieres this summer in Helsinki, Finland.
Doom & Bloom premieres this May at Theatre Takomo in Helsinki
Dance artists Hanna Ahti, Anna Maria Häkkinen and Maija Mustonen, share the stage with actor Niina Hosiasluoma, the light design of Jenni Pystynen and the music of An Tul. Premiering 23 May 2023 at Teatteri Takomo in Helsinki.
Enfleshed: Ecologies of Entities and Beings edited by Kristiina Koskentola and Marjolein van der Loo to be published by Onomatopee
Enfleshed: Ecologies of Entities and Beings, to be published by Onomatopee, takes a deep dive into the diverse ecologies and realms of Eurasia.
Energy Bodies Curated by Rosa de Graaf & Niina Tervo Now On Display at SIC, Helsinki 1.4. – 7.5.2023
SIC presents Energy Bodies, an exhibition exploring the energetic relationships between the body and emotions.
Deadline extended for SKF internship at the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
Apply to be our next SKF intern! The internship starts in August 2023 and takes place at our office in Brussels. Deadline for applications: 16 April 2023.
Taking steps for a more sustainable and socially equitable environment for the practice of art and culture
Learn more about the Institute’s Social Responsibility work and the concrete actions to be included in our new strategy for 2024–2026.
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.