Celebrate 10 Years of Subba with Emma DJ
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.
TelepART: October 2022
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.
Moving in November presents: JEZEBEL by Cherish Menzo
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.
Head of Administration, Tiina Eerolainen retires
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.
SALWA GATHERING #3: Homemade Seeds
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.
Become our new EDUFI intern!
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.
Disappearing – A Passion showing in Espoo Cultural Centre
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 opens to the public in Brussels 06.09 – 29.10
‘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.
DAY 12 – A Way of Life that Swallows Everything
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.
Opening of One day more by Ukrainian artist Yevgenia Belorusets
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.
TelepART: September 2022
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.
Start learning Finnish this September!
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.
TelepART: August 2022
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.
A warm welcome to Yohannes!
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!
Institute office closed for two weeks
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!
My time at Finncult as the EUNIC Brussels intern
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 premieres at EU-Sámi week
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.
New European Bauhaus in the Nordics
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: fleuve perdu at Kult XL Ateliers
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.
TelepART: June 2022
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 and Academic Institutes at #StopHatredNow 2022!
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!
Programme for the Study Trip to the Netherlands is announced
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 Pilot in Brussels and Helsinki
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.
Oxi Koskelainen, Daniel Palillo & Emmi Venna: Kitchen Sink
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.
Elastic Alliances exhibition opens in Hanasaari
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 – Fair practices in the cultural sector
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.
International Women’s Day Nordic Breakfast Discussion 2022 available online
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.
Internship opportunity at the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
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.
What can EUNIC Offer Artists and Cultural Organisations?
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.
TelepART: Juho Myllylä with Ensemble Gamut! -group
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.