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CUNE Comics-in-Residence Programme 2022 (EN)

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Apply for a comics residency in Helsinki in 2022

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-Residency in early 2022 is now open.

In 2022, the programme is accepting applications from comic artists and professionals living in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.

There is one residency period available in Helsinki, taking place January 31–February 27, 2022.

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 acommodated at HIAP – International Artist Programme‘s Villa Eläintarha.

Residency benefits and accommodation

The residency benefits for the selected artist include:

  • accommodation (artist will be provided their own single room with use of shared communal spaces)
  • a daily project allowance (30 €/day, 900 € max)
  • return travel expenses.

The residency accommodation is organized in partnership with HIAP at Villa Eläintarha.

Villa Eläintarha is an artist residency in a wooden villa in the centre of Helsinki, next to Töölönlahti bay. The vicinity of the bay and a peaceful park around the villa ensure a pleasant and quiet living environment. The busy Hakaniemi marketplace with shops and versatile transport connections is located only a five-minute walk from the villa. The Villa is also located only a five-minute walk from Finnish Comics Society’s office and gallery space, Comics Center. Helsinki main railway station is about a kilometre away and is easily accessible on foot.

The facilities in the villa offer residents a home-like environment. There are seven individually decorated single rooms. The residents share a living room equipped with a television, two bathrooms with shower, two toilets and a kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped for the residents to cook their meals. A washing machine and a tumble dryer are also available. The villa has a broadband internet connection.

Get to know the premises at HIAP’s website here:


Application instructions

Applications are accepted by email. Please forward the following attachments via email to cunecomics@gmail.com under the title ”CUNE Application 2022 Helsinki”.

  • CV with contact information (email, phone, home address)
  • Examples of your work (small-resolution PDF and/or a link to your website)
  • 1–2-page project proposal (proposal can also be in comic or video form)

The recidency will be granted mainly based on the project proposal.

Deadline for applications is December 1st, 2021.

Regarding COVID-19

The residency will be organized in accordance to the Finnish and international COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations that are in place during the residency. If the pandemic makes organizing the residency impossible at the planned time, Finnish Comics Society will work to postpone the residencies to a later date together with the artist.


If you have questions about the programme, contact:

Programme coordinator
Maura Manninen / Finnish Comics Society


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