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AIR_Frankfurt: Helsinki


Mariam Kamiab
Tel. +49 (0)69 400 37 617

August 19 - November 19, 2024

The AIR_Frankfurt program aims to promote contemporary visual arts and international exchange between the city of Frankfurt and emerging art centers worldwide.
The goals of the cooperation between basis e.V. and HIAP - Helsinki International Artist Programme are to initiate and support new approaches in producing, understanding, studying and valuing art; to encourage artistic exploration and cross-disciplinary creativity; to provide international arts professionals with opportunities to undertake creative work, conduct research and build networks; to present the creative work of international artists to audiences in the Helsinki metropolitan area; and to foster international collaboration, exchange, and dialogue in the arts.

who can apply?

  • AIR_Frankfurt is aimed exclusively at artists who live and work in Frankfurt.
  • The artists should be highly qualified and have a successful degree from an art college
  • To be fluent in English is a further requirement

What is provided?

  • 1000 € of monthly financial support
  • travel allowance
  • accommodation in a studio-apartment
  • integration into an artist network

How to apply?

Applications need to be handed in by postal service in hard copy as well as digitally via e-mail. Your application is classed as complete only when all accompanying documentation has also arrived.

A complete application in english should consist of:

  • completed application form for Helsinki, including descriptions of
    • Professional Background (max. 1500 characters incl. blanks)
    • Motivation (max. 1500 characters incl. blanks)
    • Planned Projects / Expectations (max. 3000 characters incl. blanks)
  • artistic CV
  • work portfolio (max. 16 pages - please limit the data volume)

Email to: and post to:

basis e.V.
Subject: AIR_Frankfurt
Gutleutstrasse 8–12
60329 Frankfurt am Main

Who is selecting?

An independent jury selects up to five candidates and suggests these to an independent jury of the partner organization abroad. Of these candidates, they select a scholar who they believe is at a stage in their artistic development at which they will be likely to benefit artistically from a three month stay and who fits with the exchange program of the individual institutions the best.

Application Deadline: May 21, 2024

Download Application Form