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.
Participants for the Study Trip to the Netherlands have been selected
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
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 ...
TelepART: Ilona Salonen
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...
TelepART: Miradonna Sirkka
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.
Ritual City by Benjamin Orlow at the Horst Exhibition for 2022
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.
ART & LAND – EU-SÁMI Week in Brussels
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.
Compartment no. 6 on screens in Brussels, 20th January
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.
New faces at the Institute
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...
Director’s Greetings: January – a month of cultivating hope?
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...
Kristina Sedlerova-Villanen joins the new artist residency programme in Brussels
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...
We are looking for a Communications Officer
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...
Michiel Vandevelde at ‘Moving in November’
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...
Possibilities of Potential Selves – Ervin Latimer x Morgane Gielen
Possibilities of Potential Selves is a fashion installation by the Finnish Young Designer of the Year 2020 Ervin Latimer, on show in Belgium as part of the Antwerp Queer Arts Festival from August 7th until August 14th. Linked to the exhibition, Ervin teamed up with Morgane Gielen, a talented Belgian photographer who also runs the inspiring body positivity focused platform No Babes.
Laura Boxberg appointed new Director of The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
Laura Boxberg (Master of Arts) has been appointed the new Director of The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. She will be starting in October.
Annual report 2020
Our annual report for 2020 is out, giving your an overview of everything that happened in the previous cultural year.
The year of DIALOGUES
Looking forward to a new year, in which uncertainty makes way for creative exchanges and discussions, new initiatives and events, and hopeful ways of working together.