Globe Art Point will implement during 2018-2020 the GAP LAB & GAP INFO – Laboratory and Information Bank of the New Finnish Arts and Culture project. In this multidisciplinary project, new ways of collaboration are created promoting accessibility and participation in lingually and culturally diverse Finland.
GAP LAB
is a program enhancing artistic collaboration between Finnish and non-Finnish-born artists as well as with Finnish art and culture institutions. In the first phase, the Finnish and non-Finnish-born curators, as well as art & culture partner institutions, will be selected via Open Call. With another Open Call, artistic proposals of all art forms will be collected to be selected/shortlisted for production by curators and partner institutions.
The next step is the creation/rehearsal period followed by presentations /exhibitions in the programs of partner institutions. The curator group and artist´s working groups will consist both Finnish and non-Finnish-born professionals. The projects selected will have a high artistic profile.
During the process, Globe Art Point will support projects with e.g. production advise and networking. In addition, the relationship between artists, institutions and diverse audience communities will be supported by meetings, discussions and workshops.
GAP INFO
has two parts. The first phase is Artist´s Welcome Package where an extensive information in English will be collected consisting facts of the Finnish art and culture field: legislation, funding, organizations, Unions and other sides of the sector. A comprehensive list of different institutions, organizations and associations will offer a map for artists to navigate on their professional path.
The second part of GAP INFO will be Artist´s Welcome Program where the information mentioned above will be put in practice in workshops and meetings as well as with networking events and visits to art & culture organizations.
Along with GAP LAB & GAP INFO project, a curated database of non-Finnish-born artists, curators and other art workers and experts will be collected to the Globe Art Point´s website.
GAP INFO & GAP LAB project is supported in 2018 by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Helsinki´s Cultural Services and the Finnish Culture Foundation (Suomen Kulttuurirahasto).
In 2018 the total budget is 120 000 € of which 37,5 % is allocated to GAP INFO and 62,5% for GAP LAB. The 240 000 € grant received from Finnish Culture Foundation is a three-year grant for actions in 2018-2020.
GAP LAB & GAP INFO project will be implemented during 2018-2020. To participate and reflect the project, please follow our communication in social media, our newsletters and other information channels.