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British Council – Helsinki Design Residency 2019

Applications are now open to UK-based creative practitioners for our Helsinki Design Residency 2019 which will explore the theme The Melting Platform: Material Interactions

The British Council, in partnership with the Helsinki International Artist Programme(HIAP), Helsinki Design Week (HDW), Design Museum Helsinki (DM) and Strelka Institute, is seeking applications from practitioners to participate in a residency programme in Helsinki. This residency is for UK-based creative practitioners and researchers working at the intersections of design, architecture and art with an interest in critically investigating design as a cultural practice.

The programme will include two stays in Helsinki: a two-week research visit in May/June 2019, and a production and presentation period of one month in August and September that will overlap with HDW (5 – 15 September 2019).

The selected designer-in-residence, hosted by HIAP in Helsinki, will have an opportunity to create connections with local designers, curators, researchers, design experts and organisations. The designer will research and share the outcomes of their residency during Helsinki Design Week, and other supporting events both in Finland and potentially back in the UK.

For the first time this year, the residency programme will bring together a total of three residents: a practitioner from the UK applying through this open call; a practitioner invited by Strelka Institute, Russia; and a Finland-based practitioner.

For further information, please contact or visit

Deadline is Wednesday 24 April 2019 at 23:59

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