CAPP International Call for Collaborative Media Art Projects, Helsinki 2017
30 November 2016

CAPP International Call for Collaborative Media Art Projects, Helsinki 2017

The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) is an ambitious transnational cultural programme focusing on the dynamic area of collaborative arts. The overall goal of CAPP is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe, by enhancing mobility and exchange whilst at the same time engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative practices. The different strands of the CAPP programme consist of national and international professional development opportunities, artist residencies, commissioned works, public presentations and debates, and a major showcase to be held in 2018. CAPP is supported by Creative Europe's Support for European Co-operation Projects funding strand.

This call from the CAPP co-producer, m-cult, is open for both international and Finnish artists whose work involves participation/social engagement and media/technology. In 2017, four to six new projects will be commissioned. They will be realised during residencies in Helsinki in April - June and August - October.

FOCUS of the commission

The focus of this call will be on art projects that:

  • engage with people, communities or institutions in creation of the work
  • use media / digital technology in an inventive, collaborative way

Especially welcome are socially engaged or public art projects that relate to digital media or technology as tool, platform or concept. CAPP and its co-producer, m-cult, would be delighted to receive proposals that are multidisciplinary and combine practices of visual, sound or performing arts. 

The main location for the projects produced in 2017 will be the Maunula neighbourhood in north Helsinki. More information on Maunula here.


As co-producer of the commissioned project, m-cult will support the artist throughout the process and facilitate the work with local groups. The process will be documented by m-cult in collaboration with the artist.

The selected artists receive a fee of €500 a week (€1000 for 2 weeks). Travel costs and accommodation will be provided for the artists. There is a production budget to cover material and other costs; the scope of the budget will be negotiated with each selected artist. 


  • Deadline for proposals: Submit your proposal via the electronic form by January 15, 2017.
  • All applicants will be notified on the decisions by February 15, 2017.
  • The first residencies start in April / May 2017.
  • The selections will be made by the CAPP jury at m-cult: Arttu Merimaa, Jussi Koitela, Kaisa Kukkonen, and Minna Tarkka. Before the final decisions, the jury will consult the artists and local partners to evaluate project feasibility and budget.

Contact information: capp (at) / director Minna Tarkka and producer Kaisa Kukkonen.