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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 »

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 »


フィンランド文化・学術協会のネットワークでは、コロナ禍のチャレンジとしてアートプロジェクトのオープンコールを開始しました。 昨今のコロナ禍では、文化セクターに大きな影響を与え、プロジェクトベースで活動する多くのアーティストやクリエーティブ産業従事者たちの経済状況にも大きな損害をもたらしています。 この危機下において、フィンランド文化・学術協会のミッションは変わりません。私たちの使命は、国境を超えた交流やビジビリティー、そしてフィンランドの芸術、文化、学術のコラボレーションを促進することにあります。そのため、新しく、この状況に応じたオープンコールをフィンランド人、またはフィンランドに居住するアーティストとアーティスト集団に対して行います。以下は、応募要項となります(英語のみ)。対象に該当される方は是非ご応募ください。 TOGETHER ALONE – OPEN CALL The Institutes are seeking artistic proposals related to the following themes: state of emergency radical change resilience artistic practice in the future alone together At the same time the project will act as a documentation of the crisis and one of the major social upheavals of our… Read more »

Notice of telecommuting

According to the instructions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland, the Finnish Institute in Japan will be telecommuting from March 17th. But do not worry, we will continue to create engaging content and keep you busy online! Stay tuned and be healthy!

Registration for the Finnish Language and Culture Course in Huittinen has started!!

Come and experience Finnish local life, learn Finnish language and culture…you are welcome to join our first collaboration with Länsi-Suomen opisto!  ◆Itinerary: March 15th (Sunday): We will meet in Helsinki Vantaa Airport, then travel to Huittinen, where we will stay for a week. March 16th ~ 21st (Monday-Saturday): You can participate in Finnish language lessons,… Read more »