We are pleased to announce a new residency for alumni of Uniarts Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts. This residency, which will take place both at Cove Park and at Scottish Sculpture Workshop, will run for four years from 2022, offering the participating artists two months in Argyll and Bute and two months in Aberdeenshire. In its first year, the residency will focus upon the ‘Future of Sculpture’ and will be open to graduates from the Academy’s Department of Sculpture.

This project is made possible by a donation to Uniarts Helsinki from the Saastamoinen Foundation and details of the full award are available here. The alumni residency is part of a wider ‘International Incubators’ programme, which aims to foster the dialogue between teaching in fine arts and the international art community. The residencies support the studies of visual artists in high-quality residencies after graduating with a master’s degree. The academy’s residency partners, in addition to Cove Park and the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, are: Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto and SPACE in London.

We look forward to working with our partners in Helsinki and in Scotland and to welcoming the first artist in spring 2022.

Image: SSW (2018). Photo: Erika Stevenson.