Art Residency - London is Open 2019

  • 01 Oct 2019 - 03 Nov 2019

Art Apartments, in collaboration with the Finnish Institute in London and the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, organises Art Residency - London is Open 2019 to give two artists, one Italian and one Finnish, the opportunity to live and work in London for one month in October 2019.

The winners will live and work for free in one of our London flats from 1 October to 3 November 2019 and will get a grant of £1,000 and up to £700 for materials.

At the end of the residency, their works will be presented in two events in one of Art Apartments’ London flats and at the Estorick Collection.

This is the third Art Apartments’ art residency and the first open to artists from Finland.

The theme London is Open is inspired by London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s campaign to keep London open to the rest of the world and it is particularly significant now that the UK is at final stage of negotiations with the EU before Brexit. 

To apply, the artists are asked to submit CV, portfolio, and a short project outline (max. 500 words) on the theme London is Open that they will complete during their stay in London. The works will be unveiled at an event at the end of the residency.

Here is the full competition announcement in English and in Finnish.

Applicants were asked to fill out this form (here in Finnish) and to send it by 30 June 2019 to

A jury, composed by representatives of Art Apartments, Finnish Institute in London, and Estorick Collection, will select and announce the winners by the end of July 2019.

Please find here more information on the previous art residencies in 2018 and 2017.