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Application for the EDUFI Fellowship will open!

EDUFI Fellowship will be available on 1st October 2020 for your doctoral degree research in a form of rolling deadline. A doctoral student or a young researcher from outside Finland can get the grant 1,500 EUR per month for your stay in Finland regardless of your nationality and fields of study. For more info, visit… Read more »

Wild at Heart – Modern Finnish Design

  Wild at Heart – A Collection of Modern Finnish Design and Art offers a look into the exciting world of contemporary Finnish design. Originality, boldness and use of vibrant colour characterise the design language. The exhibition is a tribute to the lesser known side of Finnish design and culture, with a wild sense of humour and… Read more »

Tom of Finland exhibition’s auxiliary program

        The Finnish Institute in Japan organizes an auxiliary program in conjunction with the Tom of Finland exhibition that will be held at the Gallery X at Parco Shibuya September 18th – October 5th, 2020. The program consists of lectures that will give highlight the multitalented artist’s art from different perspectives. The… Read more »

Works of the iconic artist Tom of Finland exhibited in Japan for the first time

    We are pleased to announce the first exhibition in Japan of the works of the iconic Finnish artist Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen, 1920-1991). The exhibition, at GALLERY X, is a collaboration between the Finnish Institute Japan, the Embassy of Finland in Japan, the Tom of Finland Foundation, The Container gallery, and… Read more »

Free ‘Together Alone’ -outdoor screening shows video art created under lockdown

  Four video works created during the lockdown last spring will be presented as a free outdoor screening at Musiikkitalo in Helsinki on Saturday 29th August, from 20–22.00. The works were born out of The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes’ Together Alone open call. The Institutes launched the fast-paced open call in response to the… Read more »

Coming this autumn: versatile academic and cultural program

The Finnish Institute in Japan continues its versatile academic and cultural program this autumn! (Kindly notice that the program may be subject to changes). The exact dates and venues will be updated later! Stay tuned! September Finnish language course (will continue until the end of December) Knitting Club for Advanced and for Beginners (will continue… Read more »

Together Alone – third round chosen projects

On March 23rd, The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network launched the Together Alone -project: a fast progressing open call for artists and creatives, many of whose projects were cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19. Nine weeks and 437 applications later, we have now commissioned 20 artists, creatives and collectives around the globe to… Read more »

Together Alone – the second selection round

The second selection round of Together Alone is now completed! We were thrilled to receive (once again!) no less than 142 applications from homebound artists and collectives around the world. For this second round, seven projects were selected, employing bravely and widely the potentialities of digital culture and taking new paths to create connections between… Read more »

129 applications for the first Together Alone round!

We’ve gone through amazing applications by artists and collectives from across the globe – from Finland to Burkina Faso, from Japan to India and Australia. Five projects have now been selected, taking us on an exploration of artistic practices in times of physical isolation: artists weaving futurology and contemporary dance practices, studying fresh-water polyps and… Read more »


The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes network responds to the challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic by announcing an open call for art projects. The current crisis is severely affecting the cultural sector. Many artists and creatives whose work is project-based have lost months worth of income. Amongst the crisis, the mission of the Finnish Cultural… Read more »