Kati Laakso, Msc (Econ), named new Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
Kati Laakso moves to Brussels from the Finnish Institute in Japan where she was the Culture and Communications Manager. Laakso has, amongst others, previously worked as a consultant for cultural and creative activities at the Consulate General of Finland in New York and as coordinator of international media relations and satellite projects for the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 project.
New artist residency swap programme launches in the Benelux
Curator Anni Fahler and artist Timo Wright are launching ARS – Artist Residency Swap, a new artist exchange pilot programme in the Benelux. The idea behind the programme is a platform where artists can swap both their work space and home with another artist from a different country. The goal is to create a space where artists all over the world can connect through their profile in order to not only share their work and living space, but also experiences and insights.
TelepART Report: Quick and efficient travel support has increased the mobility of performing arts
The TelepART Mobility Support Platform has made over a hundred international performance visits possible for 155 artists. The programme has met the needs of performing artists looking to gain international exposure by providing an efficient grant scheme.