OPEN CALL | FIDA | Artists in Finland and Finnish Artists| Residency 2023 | Copenhagen

Open Call: Residency for Finnish artists and artists in Finland

Applications are closed // DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  2 October 2022

Applications for the residency period 7 August – 30 September 2023 will be accepted until 2 October at 23:59h (CEST).

FIDA is the Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark’s residency program for visual artists. It is operated in collaboration with Fonden FABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design in Copenhagen. The purpose of the program is to build networks between professional artists on the contemporary Finnish and Danish art scenes, and to introduce Finnish or Finland-based artists to a Danish art market. 

The FIDA residency program welcomes 1 artist a year for a duration of 2 months. The FIDA guest receives a total grant of 25.000 DKK (approx. 3.360 EUR) to cover living expenses etc., paid return travel up to 2.500 DKK (approx. 335 EUR, we encourage sustainable travel and are happy to advise), shared accommodation in Copenhagen, and a private studio at FABRIKKEN. The Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark and FABRIKKEN oversees the resident’s program including networking activities and introduces the resident in relevant contexts.

Application procedure and criteria

To be eligible for a FIDA residency, the applicant must be a Finnish or Finland-based professional visual artist. The program does not accept Danish nationals or residents of Denmark. The program welcomes applications from emerging to mid-career artists, who can document exhibition experience in relevant art contexts and collaborations with curators.

Applicants are asked to submit a plan for the residency, including a motivated list of agents on the Danish art scene that are of interest to them. FABRIKKEN and The Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark will take the artists’ wishes and interests into consideration when planning the residency.

A jury of artists and art professionals assesses the applications.

During the residency, a public presentation of the resident’s practice is organized in collaboration with the program manager.

Online meetings between the program manager and the artist will be conducted prior to arrival in preparation of the residency.

Fonden FABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design

FABRIKKEN is a not-for-profit art institution that provides studios and workspace for more than 70 professional Copenhagen-based artists and designers. FABRIKKEN is guided by the spirit of professionalism and exchange and contains a 1.000 m2 space, which is mainly used for artistic production and events.


Only applications that meet the required criteria above and respect the guidelines below will be taken into consideration.

Applicants will receive the jury’s decision within four weeks of the application deadline. 

For queries, please contact mb(at)

Application content

All applications must be submitted through the online application form below.
When submitting the application form, the following documents must be attached (max. 10 MB in total)

A) Motivation
B) Presentation of the artist’s practice (max. 1 page)
C) Residency plan including a motivated list of agents on the Danish art scene of interest to the applicant (max. 1 p.)
D) Updated CV with link to the applicant’s website/Instagram (max. 1 p.)
E) Image documentation of previous projects (max. 5 p.) in order of priority with relevant links (one per project)

NB! As a resident, a local artist or curator will host you in their home, and you will have access to a private bedroom but share kitchen etc. The FIDA program does not offer accommodation to anyone beyond the successful applicants (i.e., family, assistants etc.).

Please note the following guidelines regarding your application

It is advised that all the supporting material is stored online and can be accessed via links as mentioned above. Please ensure that the links do not expire before you have received the decision of the jury. It is advised to use tools such as YouTube, Vimeo etc., so that downloading isn’t required to access the material.

FIDA is kindly funded by The Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark

The Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark is a private, not-for-profit foundation that offers Finnish expertise in the fields of contemporary art and performing arts, creating and nurturing dialogue between Finnish and Danish professionals and audiences.