25.10.2019

G.A.P. Lab x Our Festival: OPEN CALL

Globe Art Point and Meidän Festivaali – Our Festival are opening a joint call for a residency at Our Festival 2020, 26.7.–1.8.2020. We are seeking for a group of people of 3 to 6 persons where both Finnish and non-Finnish-born artists are represented. You can answer the call as an already formed group or as an individual willing to collaborate in a group. The call is part of the Globe Art Point program G.A.P. Lab Program, a project supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Applicants are called from any artistic discipline. Your background could be in anything from music, poetry, visual arts, circus, performance arts, or any form or shape of art that can fit the description of chamber art: intimate and within-touch arts experience. We welcome cross-disciplinary artistic ideas and are open to unforeseen concepts. 

The outcome of the residency includes one or more public representations of your work as a part of Our Festival 2020 program and could include also the opening of the process that leads to the final outcome to Our Festival audience (for example in the form of open rehearsals). The representation could be anything from a full concert event to half a concert or side program at festival venues.

The Festival provides full accommodation and catering for an agreed time period to create the work in residency during the Festival week 26th July to 1st August 2020 and prior to the Festival if needed. The Festival provides needed materials, PA, lighting, tech, backline and production-comms and covers mutually agreed travel costs. Globe Art Point provides a fee that’s agreed upon in the later stage as the final form and scope of the project is settled.

To apply, please fill this form by 1.12.2019 24.00.

Application attachments:

For groups:

  • Bio of the group
  • Project plan incl. estimation of possible technical and/or venue related needs, max. 3 pages

For individuals:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivational letter

The group or individuals forming a group will be chosen and informed in early January 2020. Selection will be done by Our Festival’s artistic leader, Kamus String Quartet, in cooperation with Ceyda Berk-Söderblom, Globe Art Point’s chairperson. The applicants will be informed about the decision via email.


Established in 2016, Globe Art Point (G.A.P) is an umbrella organization with a mission to enhance diversity in the Finnish art and culture scene by supporting the working circumstances, visibility and cultural-political status of the foreign-born Finnish artists and art workers resident in Finland. In GAP LAB the selected/supported working groups and projects consist of foreign-born Finnish artists/art workers living in Finland and Finnish born artists/art workers collaborating and creating together.

Our Festival (in Finnish: Meidän Festivaali) is renowned for its fresh approach to the arts and crossover events. The open-minded and socially aware event was first held in 1997 as Chamber Music by Lake Tuusula and is now an annual event. The Festival seeks new perspectives on musical encounters and concert practices, with an aim to give the audience an experience that simply is not available elsewhere. Taking place in a cultural history hotspot by Lake Tuusula, the Festival annually hosts intimate concerts e.g. in Sibelius’ home Ainola, Järnefelt’s Suviranta and Halonen’s Halosenniemi. Combining a unique group of musicians and other artists and speakers from Finland and abroad, the festival is a celebration of creativity and communication in the arts. The current Artistic Director Kamus Quartet opened their tenure in summer 2019 after the past Artistic Director Pekka Kuusisto’s long and nourishing tenure ended to the 2018 Our Festival. The Festival has been recognized with awards such as the accolade of Festival of the Year in 2011 by Finland Festivals and Finland’s State Prize for Music in the year 2013. Our Festival is organised by the Järvenpää Sibelius Society.

Further information:

Petra Piiroinen
Executive Director, Our Festival
[email protected]

Jaana Simula
Managing Director, Globe Art Point
[email protected]

Find the press release (in Finnish) here.
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