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CUNE Comics-in-Residence Programme

Photo (c) Julia Nikitina from Disa Wallander's workshop

Photo (c) Julia Nikitina from Disa Wallander’s 2015 workshop in Helsinki

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 European 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 2016 CUNE CiR is aimed at comic artists and professionals from Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Denmark.

Current Open Calls

CUNE CiR in Viborg Autumn 2016

In Viborg (DK), the residency is open to cartoonists and professionals and will focus on the creation of new comics art and stories. The resident will get the chance to connect with second year students of Graphic Storytelling at The Animation Workshop as well as the international guest instructors.

The 2-4 week residency will be arranged in collaboration with Graphic Storytelling in September or October.

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

Fill in the application form and send the following attachments via email to cunecomics@gmail.com:

  • • CV
  • • 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 recidencies will be granted mainly based on the project proposals. Send the application form and attachments by 1st August, 2016.

Application Form 

Closed Open Calls

CUNE CiR in Tallinn and Helsinki Autumn 2016

The selected artists of CUNE CiR residencies in Tallinn and Helsinki are:

Tallinn: Christian Skovgaard (DK)
Helsinki: Karin von Schantz (DK)

In Tallinn (EE) the residency is arranged by the Estonian Comics Society, and the residency will focus on producing new comics art. The residence artists will be able to give a short course or workshop at the Estonian Academy of Arts and in the Tartu Art College.

The 1-month residency will be arranged in September.

In Helsinki (FI) the residencies are open to both 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 2–4 week residency will be arranged in October in collaboration with HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme.

CUNE CiR Organisers in 2016

CUNE CiR 2016 is organised by Finnish Comics Society, Estonian Comics Society and The Animation Workshop.

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

Viborg residence coordinator
Peter Dyring-Olsen / The Animation Workshop


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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