MOBIUS Program for Visual Arts Professionals Calls for Applications in February

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York is proud to present MOBIUS – a fellowship program for visual arts, museum and archive professionals. MOBIUS is a three-year pilot program organized by the Finnish Institute in London and the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York. The program enables transatlantic mobility and collaborative practices and supports long-lasting professional relationships. In New York the focus is on visual arts (art, design and architecture) and in United Kingdom and Ireland on museums and archives.

The program believes in and wants to support peer-to-peer learning, meaningful networking and sharing of knowledge. One of the main agendas is to open up and develop current modes of operation in the fields of visual arts, museums and archives, ranging from up-and-coming to prominent, from independent to institutional.

MOBIUS will carry results such as exhibitions, publications, research, events, and other outcomes that will find their form during the process. Documentation of the experiences and realized projects will be gathered first in the program’s online archive. Later on the information will be edited into a publication that aims to discuss some of the structures, processes, possibilities and challenges of today’s visual arts institutions, museums and archives.

MOBIUS is looking for Finnish participants to engage in collaborative practice with partnering New York institutions and collectives. The participants are expected to work in New York for several months during fall/winter 2014 or Spring 2015. Call for visual arts professionals opens on February 18, 2014 at www.m0bius.net.