Artist Residencies

The Kordelin Foundation supports The New York Residence. Apply residence grants via Finnish Cultural Institute of New York.

Application period: 2.4.2019
Decision: At the end of the April

The New York residence

The New York residence grant is aimed at artists who are in the early or middle stages of their career.

The Alfred Kordelin Foundation has concluded a cooperation agreement with the international residence programme International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), based in Brooklyn, New York. Grant application is coordinated by Finnish Cultural Institute of New York. The grants will be applied via an electronic form through the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York. The online service will open on 2 April 2019 and the search will end in late April. More detailed instructions can be found on the Cultural Institute’s website.


Check the size of the grant at the website of the Finnish Cultural Institute of New York.


The first artist will begin his/her work at ISCP in the beginning of January. The term is six months, and will end in the end of June. The term of the next artist will begin in the beginning of July, and end at the end of the year. During both terms, ISCP will organise a so-called Open Studio exhibition. The studio is high, light and enables various forms of artistic work.


When the residence term begins, the artist can move directly to an apartment located close to ISCP. Lodgings are provided for the artist in residence by the Alfred Kordelin Foundation and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York. For the duration of the working term, the Foundation will pay the rent of the apartment. Family members, if any, accompanying the artist may also stay at the apartment. Visitors to the city may not be accommodated in the apartment.

Visa and insurance

The recipient of the grant should apply for a so-called B1 or B2 visa to the United States. The visa should be applied for several weeks in advance. The ISCP and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York will assist in applying for the visa. Grant recipients must themselves take care of their statutory pension insurance and for valid insurance coverage in case of illness etc.

If you receive a grant

Grant recipients must deliver a free-form report on grant usage to the Alfred Kordelin Foundation no later than two months after the residence period has ended.

Finnish Cultural Institute in New York

Develops and maintains the networks and visibility of Finnish architects, designers and visual artists in North America. The Cultural Institute is a non-profit organisation registered in the United States, and one of a network of Finnish cultural institutes abroad. The offices of the Institute are located in Manhattan, New York, and the offices of the Institute’s Foundation in Helsinki.

Artist Iiu Susiraja and visual artist Eero Yli-Vakkuri are resident artists in 2018 in New York.

Further information | new york

For more information about residency and New York, contact the Resident Resource Manager at: Susanne Boswell, boswell [at] (in English).