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 selected participants for the trip are Satu Alajoki, director of Oulu Artist Association, Pii Anttila, producer at Kunsthalle Seinäjoki, Terhi Asumaniemi, director of Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Henna Harri, director of Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Toni Ledentsa, director of Kuopio Artist Association, Aino Lintunen from the SIC-gallery, Vishnu Vardhani Rajan, vice-chair of the Museum of Impossible Forms and Johanna Sinkkonen, chair of Turku Artist Association.
Altogether 39 applications were submitted.
The participants were selected by a working group consisting of Raija Koli, Director of Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Jussi Koitela, Head of Programme at Frame Contemporary Art Finland and Laura Boxberg, Director of The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. In the selection process, the working group considered the applicants’ motivation and the benefits of the trip for the organisation that they represent.
“As the Study trip is a part of Frame’s work on advocacy and development regarding the organisational structures, professionalism, and funding in the visual arts field, we emphasised that participants and organisations from across Finland were represented in the selection process. Our goal is to share the knowledge and expertise that have been gained during the study trip for the whole field of visual arts, and we hope that the outcome of the trip can be beneficial not only locally in each organisation’s operational area, but also nationwide.” says Laura Boxberg, director of The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux.
The aim of the travel program, planned specifically for organisational actors, is to share information and heighten the knowledge related to the organisational models, programming, curatorial work, functional administration, and funding opportunities in the visual arts field. The purpose of the trip is to introduce the Dutch visual arts field to the participants, create networks between Finnish and Dutch professionals and to explore possibilities for future collaborations.
The trip takes place from the 10th to 13th of May 2022.
Laura Boxberg, Director
The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
+358 44 739 6079
Raija Koli, Director
Frame Contemporary Art Finland
+358 44 728 9938