CUNE Comics-in-Residence Programme 2021 (EN)

Illustration © Janne Parviainen 2020

Apply for a comics residency during Helsinki Comics Festival 2021

CUNE Comics-in-Residence Programme (CUNE CiR) gives comic artists and other professionals a chance to explore the culture, the people and the local comics scene of neighbouring countries. Through individual projects and collaboration with local comics actives, the artists can form new professional and personal ties and exchange essential know-how.

Application to CUNE Comics-in-Residencies in 2021 is now open. This year the programme is accepting applications from comic artists and professionals living in SwedenEstonia, LatviaLithuaniaNorwayDenmark and Iceland.

There are two residency periods available in Helsinki, both taking place 19th August–16th September, 2021.

In Helsinki, the artists will work with Finnish Comics Society and the residencies will focus on producing new comics art, be that a publication, exhibition or a workshop. The artists will be accommodated at HIAP – International Artist Programme‘s Villa Eläintarha.

During the 1-month (max. 29 days) residencies, the selected artists will also be featured as Guests of Honour at Helsinki Comics Festival on 4th–5th September, 2021.

CUNE Comics-in-Residence Programme is supported by the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture by Nordic Culture Point.

To apply, please visit

Regarding COVID-19

The residencies will be organized in accordance to the Finnish and international COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations that are in place in August–September 2021. If the pandemic makes organizing the residencies impossible and unsafe at the planned time, Finnish Comics Society will work to postpone the residencies to a later date together with the artists and the programme’s partners.


CUNE Comics-in-Residence Programme is organised in partnership with HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme.

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme


CUNE Comics-in-Residence Programme is supported by the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture by Nordic Culture Point.

Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture by Nordic Culture Point

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