FinnAgora is a centre for Finnish culture, research and business in Hungary. FinnAgora’s diverse work covers projects related to cultural exports, education, research and business. The institute’s activities are based on co-operation with Finnish, Hungarian and international networks, combined with a profound knowledge of Finnish culture and know-how. FinnAgora initiates projects, creates contacts, provides resources and acts as expert and co-producer.
The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux brings together professionals in the fields of culture, arts and research.The institute aims to strengthen co-operation and dialogue between culture professionals. It works with EU bodies and with businesses to create new opportunities and networks in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg from its base in central Brussels.
The Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark promotes Finnish cultural exports. The institute introduces leading Finnish artists and other cultural professionals to the Danish art market, thus boosting Finnish cultural exports and creating contacts. The Institute is a trusted, effective partner in the Danish cultural and arts landscape. They work with Danish partners to produce projects relating to Finnish culture and art.
The Finnish Cultural Institute in Madrid promotes Finnish culture, arts, research and business in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. The institute operates in all areas and countries where Spanish and Portuguese are spoken, although its focus is on Spain, Latin America and Portugal, its aim being to make this culturally and economically important region better known in Finland.
The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York (FCINY) operates in the fields of visual art, architecture and design in North America, creating dialogue between Finnish and American professionals and audiences. FCINY runs an artist-in-residence programme and develops networks between Finnish and North American individuals and institutions. The institute also serves as a consultant for both Finnish and American arts professionals. FCINY brings Finnish art, design and architecture to North American audiences through exhibitions, events and publications.
The Finnish Institute at Athens conducts and promotes the study of Greek archaeology, history, language and culture from Classical to modern times. The second-oldest Finnish institute abroad, it conducts its own research and archaeological fieldwork projects in various parts of Greece.
The Finnish Institute in Estonia promotes cultural relations and educational co-operation between Finland and Estonia. It disseminates information about Finland and promotes bilateral relations between the two countries. The main task of the institute is to create new networks and connections, but also to organize public events. The kinship between the Finnish and Estonian languages is fostered through language programmes and literature-related activities. The Institute operates across Estonia.
The Finnish Institute in France is a many-sided cultural player, exhibiting and promoting Finnish culture, arts and the creative industries in France. It produces its own cultural programme and participates in a large number of outside events run by local cultural professionals.
The Finnish Institute in Germany provides consultation services and networking opportunities. It focuses on creating a platform that fosters long-term collaboration and dialogue between experts from Finland and German-speaking parts of Europe. It works on projects with artists and academics, with a particular emphasis on developing new content, disciplines and formats together with partners from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland.
The Finnish Institute in Japan serves as a link between Finland and Japan in the fields of science and culture. The institute enables dialogue and promotes co-operation between practitioners of culture, research, higher education, technology and business.
The Finnish Institute in London is a private, non-profit trust bringing together individuals, communities and organizations. Its mission is to identify emerging issues important to contemporary society in Finland, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Its encourages cross-disciplinary and cross-border collaboration by creating networks and building new partnerships.
The Finnish Institute in Saint Petersburg is a meeting place for Finnish and Russian research and culture. Its cultural events are aimed at a wide audience in Russia.
The institute co-operates with businesses and academic institutions, participates in seminars, and helps connect experts and organizations in the two countries. Its supports events and initiatives related to Finnish culture. The institute’s home base in Finland House in the city centre acts as a focal point for Russo-Finnish relations.
The aim of the Finnish Institute in Stockholm is to promote knowledge of Finnish culture and society in Sweden, to support the culture of Sweden’s Finnish minority and to facilitate cultural exchange between the two countries. The institute hosts a varied programme of Finnish language courses, exhibitions, concerts, seminars, author readings, and lectures on culture, research and politics. In addition, it organizes tours showcasing contemporary Finnish cinema and literature, and imports theatre productions for Swedish-Finnish audiences, both children and adults.
The institute’s exhibition space is primarily dedicated to contemporary art.
The Finnish Institute in the Middle East (FIME) is a research institute operating across the Middle East. It has been located in Beirut, Lebanon, since 2013. It conducts academic research, supports Middle East studies at Finnish universities, organizes courses together with universities, advances academic and cultural co-operation between Finland and Middle Eastern countries as well as promoting Finland in the region.
The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute distributes information and promotes networking. The Oslo-based office organizes exhibitions, concerts, author visits, seminars and lectures across the country. The institute collaborates with Norwegian and Finnish partners, including other organizations promoting contacts between Finland and Norway. The institute was founded in 1997 and is supported by two bilateral funds, the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Fund and the Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Fund.
Hanasaari-Hanaholmen is the only one of the Finnish institutes located in Finland. The Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre promotes interaction and wide-ranging co-operation between Finland and Sweden. It organizes events, courses, seminars and projects, investigates fields in need of further development, and works to enhance collaboration between the two countries.
The Finnish Institute in Rome is the oldest of the Finnish cultural and academic institutes. It is located in the Villa Lante dating from the 16th century. The work of the institute focuses on research and teaching, mainly in the humanities. The institute is particularly known for epigraphical studies. It also offers residential accommodation for students, researchers and artists and houses a specialist library.