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CUNE Comics-in-Residence Programme

Illustration © Annika Hokkanen

Illustration © Annika Hokkanen

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.

In 2017 CUNE CiR is aimed at comic artists and professionals from Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Denmark.

Closed Open Calls

CUNE CiR in Helsinki and Tallinn, September–October 2017

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

The 1-month residencies will be arranged in September (31.8.–28.9.) and October (2.10.–30.10.) in collaboration with HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme.

In Tallinn (EE) the residency is organized by the Estonian Comics Society, and the residency will focus on producing new comics art. The residence artists will also be able to give a short course or workshop at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and/or give an artist talk.

The 1-month residency will be arranged in October–November (23.10.–22.11.) in collaboration with Estonian Artists’ Association and Estonian Cultural Endowment.

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 cunecomics@gmail.com under the title ”CUNE Application 2017 Helsinki” or “Tallinn”.

  • 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 Friday 7th July, 2017.

CUNE CiR Organisers in 2017

CUNE CiR 2017 is organised by Finnish Comics Society and Estonian 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

Tallinn residence coordinator

Mari Laaniste / Estonian Comics Society


CUNE Comics-in-Residence Programme is supported by Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme and Eesti Kultuurkapital.

CUNE Comics-in-Residence Programme is supported by:

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