Apply for Residency

CUNE Comics-in-Residence Programme (CUNE CiR) gives comic artists and other professionals a chance to explore the culture, the people and the local comics scene of neighbouring countries. Through individual projects and collaboration with local comics actives, the artists can form new professional and personal ties and exchange essential know-how.

CUNE CiR is aimed at comic artists and professionals from Northern Europe.

Due to changes in CUNE’s funding for 2018, we regret to inform that CUNE can only offer one residency this year. The residency will be organised in conjuction with Helsinki Comics Festival, and will be open to all European artists instead of only Nordic-Baltic applicants.

Current Open Calls

CUNE CiR in Helsinki in Autumn 2018

In Helsinki (FI) the residency is organised by Finnish Comics Society and is open to comic artists and other industry professionals. The artist will work with Finnish Comics Society and the residency will focus on producing new comics art.

The 1-month residency will be arranged in September (30.8.–30.9.) in collaboration with HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme.

Residency Benefits

The residency benefits include:

  • Accommodation at a local residence for 1 artist
  • Project allowance for 1 artist
  • Return travel expenses for 1 artist (max. 300 euros)

Note! If you are applying as a group or work pair, you will have to secure extra funding for your travel expenses and daily allowances from outside sources, as we can only provide for one artist/residency.

Note! You cannot apply for a residency that takes place in your own country.

Application instructions

Applications are accepted by email. Please forward the following attachments via email to under the title ”CUNE Application 2018 Helsinki”.

  • CV with contact information (email, phone, home address)
  • Examples of your work (small-resolution PDF and/or a link to your website)
  • 1–2-page project proposal

Please keep in mind that the residencies will be granted mainly based on the project proposals. Send in your application by Saturday 5th May, 2018.

CUNE CiR Organisers in 2018

CUNE CiR 2018 is organised by Finnish Comics Society.

If you have questions about the programme in general or a specific residence, contact:

Programme and Helsinki residence coordinator

Maura Manninen / Finnish Comics Society