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The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes at #StopHatredNow 2022

  The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland, the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute, the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes are participating #StopHatredNow 2022 platform. The intercultural and anti-racist platform #StopHatredNow takes place virtually from the 16th to the 21st of […]

In conversation with the Finnish Institutes: Returning home

  ONLINE DISCUSSION. Date: 21.04.2022 Time: 5.00 pm CET (6.00 pm EET) Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81585949896 Organizer: The Finnish Institute in Germany Eeva-Kristiina Nylander | Sámi Museum Siida, Inari Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Tietmeyer | Museum of European Cultures – National Museums in Berlin Mikko Fritze | The Finnish Institute in Germany, Berlin Moderation: Monica Gathuo In the […]

In conversation with The Finnish Institutes: Our culture to our people

WHEN? Wednesday 9th of Feb 18-19 EEST / 17-18 CEST WHERE? online The fourth session of In conversation with the Finnish institutes looks into inner community organising and the ways in which minoritized communities create arts and culture for themselves. Our focus is on the Sámi communities and how they work for their own benefit: […]

In conversation with The Finnish Institutes: Dreaming of Black Futures

  WHEN? November 24th @ 18-19 EEST (FIN) / 11-12 EST (US) WHERE? online Welcome to the third session of the In conversation with the Finnish Institutes discussion series hosted by the Finnish Culture Institute in New York! Our guests for the theme Dreaming of Black Futures are writer, editor and podcast producer Jess Myers, […]

In conversation with The Finnish Institutes: Creating Safer Spaces

WHEN? Wednesday 3rd November 18-19 EEST / 17-18 CEST WHERE? online In the second session of In conversation with the Finnish institutes we discuss safer spaces together with our guests Efe Ogbeide and Isabelle N’diaye. We examine ways in which institutions, cities and public spaces can become safer for minoritized groups and individuals. They are […]

In conversation with The Finnish Institutes: Decolonisation in the arts and cultural fields

Welcome to the discussion series In Conversation with the Finnish Institutes hosted by The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes! The series invites professionals from the arts, culture and science sphere to ponder and discuss modern perspectives on creating and being. The discussions use a collection of antiracist, decolonial and intersectional tools to bring critical perspectives […]

Together Alone 2.0 Art Projects Include Contemporary Circus and Ecological Fashion

In May 2021 the Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes announced a new ‘Together Alone 2.0’ open call for art projects in order to help the art scene battle challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. The open call was aimed at artists and creative workers whose activities and livelihood have been adversely affected by the pandemic. […]

The year 2020: The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes organized over 800 events and reached an audience of over 2,2 million

The activities of the 17 Finnish cultural and academic institutes reached a total of over 2,2 million people in 2020. The ongoing covid-19 pandemic had a large impact on the institutes as the number of events and audiences declined with a third compared to the previous year. However, the exceptional year brought with it new […]

Together Alone 2.0 OPEN CALL

The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network responds to the challenges of the continued Coronavirus pandemic by announcing a new open call for art projects. The prolonged crisis is severely affecting the cultural sector.  The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes exist to promote international mobility, visibility and collaboration of Finnish art, culture, and science. To […]

Together Alone – round 3

On March 23rd, The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network launched the Together Alone project: a fast progressing open call for artists and creatives, many of whose projects were cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19. Nine weeks and 437 applications later, we have now commissioned 20 artists, creatives and collectives around the globe to […]