On this page you find grant guidance, our programme and news during Covid-19 pandemic.
Resources in times of Covid-19 for artists and art communities
Frame has compiled a list of useful resources for those working within art and cultural fields in Finland during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Firstly, we recognise it is important to focus on the immediate urgencies of lost incomes and secure crisis funding for self-employed artists and art workers. It is also important to discuss how the crisis impacts the art scene now and long term, therefore we have compiled content on this too. Furthermore, the list includes a range of resources emphasizing the possibilities to experience contemporary online art despite physical isolation.
We have listed here:
- Information about grants and other forms of support
- Links to information and conversations on the effects of COVID 19 epidemic on contemporary art scenes
- Links to webpages and archives where you can access contemporary art online
The list provides information with different languages, mainly in Finnish and English.
Information on the effects of the pandemic on the art field
Lisa Abend: Museums Scramble to Document the Pandemic, Even as It Unfolds (New York Times 31.3. 2020)
Current grant calls and crises funding and support
AVEK: Lisävaroja lyhyt- ja dokumenttielokuvien sekä mediataiteen tekijöille (hakuajat vaihtelevat tukimuodoittain)
TOP-Säätiön apurahahaku taiteen ammattilaisille Turun seudulla (päättyi 30.4.)
Culture of Solidarity fund (first round closed 27.4, second round to be announced)
Grafian ylimääräinen työskentelyapurahahaku (19.3.–2.4.)
Helsingin kaupungin pika-avustukset taiteelle ja kulttuurille (päättyi 17.4.)
City of Helsinki’s quick grants for arts and culture (closed 17.4.)
Alfred Kordelinin säätiön Kulttuurin digiloikka -apuraha (20.- 26.4.2020)
Personal experiences and extended readings
Paul B. Preciado: Learning from the Virus (Artforum May/June 2020)
Views on cultural politics during the pandemic
Rosa Meriläinen: Kuntatalouden kriisi haaste meille kaikille (23.3. Kulta ry.)
Maaria Ylikangas: Freelancer on poikkeustilan asiantuntija (Nuori Voima 26.3.2020)
Seija Lappalainen: Moni kuvataiteilija elää köyhyysrajan alapuolella: kova hinta kutsumustyöstä (Lapin Kansa 28.4.2020)
Lanre Bakare: UK gallery curator calls for public art project in response to Covid-19 (The Guardian 30.3.2020)
Anna Talasniemi: Will the crisis spawn new beginnings? (Kone Foundation 1.4.2020)
Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo: Korona kouraisee kuvataidekenttää (Satakunnan Kansa 2.4.2020)
Pablo Larios: Why Covid-19 Might Be Our Chance to Reimagine the Arts (Frieze 7.4.2020)
Exhibitions and Programme online
Artist Grayson Perry’s art classes online (Evening Standard, 25.3.2020)
Flexible changes for awarded grants
International contemporary art projects will inevitably be affected by the coronavirus pandemic this year.
We will endeavour to be as flexible as possible regarding grants awarded for projects and travel that must be cancelled or postponed. We will also award additional funding to complete postponed projects.
Changes available for awarded grants:
Postponed projects: we can extend the timeframe of the grant until the end of 2020.
Cancelled projects: the awarded grant can be used for another equivalent project or travel.
Frame will award special grants to cover for incurred costs such as travel, accommodation, transport, insurance or installation expenses that neither the airline company, organising party or insurance company will compensate for. The maximum amount of the special grant is the same as the original grant.
If your scheduled project is cancelled please remember to be also in contact with your airline and travel insurance company.
Please inform us as soon as possible about cancellations or postponements by sending a message through the grants service system. We are experiencing quite a lot of traffic in the system but will get back to everyone as soon as possible.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and everyone’s health as number one priority we are looking into ways to organise our events in a way that will not require physical attendance.
Rehearsing Hospitalities: Towards Ecologies of Access on 24 April, 2020
Towards Ecologies of Access is a series of discussions on access to knowledge and experiences outside of Western epistemological binaries. The event takes the form of online conversations between Kristiina Koskentola and Pia Lindman and curators Lars Bang Larsen and Mi You. It is available to audiences through a live written transcription by artist Iona Roisin. It is moderated by Frame’s Head of Programme Jussi Koitela and Associate Programme Curator Yvonne Billimore
The event programme, biographies and link to the event platform can be found here.
Rehearsing Hospitalities: Weekly Reading List Leaders podcast series from 5 May to 26 May 2020
Reading List Leaders is a four-part aural gathering recorded as a podcast series by visual artist and poet Vidha Saumya. Released every Tuesday over four weeks between 5th and 26th of May 2020, Vidha Saumya hosts conversations and readings with her invited Reading List Leaders: Shrujana Niranjani Shridhar, Kamla Bhasin, Paromita Vohra and Arvind Ramachandran. Sound design by artist Kim Modig.
Find the Reading List Leaders biographies and podcast info here.
For the time being we will keep our office closed. Frame’s staff are reachable as usual during the office hours via email and phone. Find our staff’s contact information from our contacts page.