MOBIUS Program calls for Finnish Visual Arts Professionals Until March 23, 2014

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York is looking for Finnish visual arts (art, design, architecture) professionals to participate in MOBIUS, a fellowship program that enables transatlantic mobility and collaborative practices and supports long-lasting professional relationships. The participants are expected to work as part of hosting organization’s staff in New York for several months during fall/winter 2014 or Spring 2015.
The call for visual arts professionals opens on February 18 and runs until March 23, 2014
MOBIUS is a three-year pilot program organized by the Finnish Institute in London and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York. The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York focuses on both independent and institutional visual arts professionals whereas the Finnish Institute in London focuses on museum and archive professionals.
MOBIUS program believes in and wants to support peer-to-peer learning, meaningful networking and sharing of knowledge. The program will carry results such as exhibitions, publications, research, events, and other outcomes that will find their form during the process. Each fellowship will be tailored specifically to meet the needs of both the hosting organization and its fellow.

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York manages and coordinates fellowship periods between visual arts professionals and organizations in New York and Finland.
Finnish curators and visual arts professionals will travel to New York in order to learn from and share various modes of operation, knowledge and expertise and to realize a project with hosting local organization.
The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York will cover the travel and accommodation costs for each fellow. The sending organization will pay for the salary for its staff member who will be sent to work overseas whereas the receiving organization is committed to provide professional guidance and support for the duration of the fellowship period.
The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York provides per diem for independent and freelance actors who are not institutionally employed during the fellowship period.

1. Should have more than five years work experience in the field of visual arts (curating, producing, organizing, researching, marketing etc.).
2. Ability to present clearly own professional profile and current areas of interest.
3. Must be a Finnish citizen who speaks and writes fluent English.
4. Is committed to share the lessons learned with a wider community.
5. Is able to work in New York for approximately two months during late fall/winter ?2014 or spring 2015.

The collaborations between fellows and hosting organizations will be content-driven and thematic. It is highly important to communicate clearly own professional interests, areas of expertise and the project idea one wishes to realize as part of the program. It is recommendable to list preferred hosting organization(s).
Please fill in the application form here.?Furthermore, please send a single PDF in English to including:
a) a cover sheet with name, email and occupation b) a 500-word letter of intent?c) a 500-word project proposal?d) Curriculum vitae (max. three pages)
Write MOBIUS New York in the subject line. Label the application file with your name (surname_forename_MOBIUS). The deadline for all applications is March 23, 2014.
Inquiries: Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, Ilari Laamanen,