Meet artist Saara Renvall from SHIFT 2022
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Meet artist Saara Renvall from SHIFT 2022

Tell me about your background? How did you end up making art?I have a background as a designer and over time my work has shifted more into stronger artistic self-expression and independence. I wanted to solve problems, not to create them so I realized thatartistic practice and a control over the entire process is the only way…

Meet SHIFT 2022 member artist Regitze Engelsborg Karlsen (DK)
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Meet SHIFT 2022 member artist Regitze Engelsborg Karlsen (DK)

Tell me about your background? How did you end up making art?I always knew that I wanted to make art, but saying it out loud and choosing that way of living took some time and courage. Only after I had a bachelor’s in Pedagogy and Museology from the university, and where I was at the…

APPLY NOW: SHIFT international mentoring and coaching program SPRING 2023
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APPLY NOW: SHIFT international mentoring and coaching program SPRING 2023

Finnish Art Agency is looking for artists who are particularly motivated and committed to push their career forward and act based on their goals. Artists who are willing to seek change and motivated to build a better and more sustainable professional future. All artists from various different stages of their careers are welcome to apply….

Shift is here soon…
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Shift is here soon…

SHIFT mentoring program 2022 is here soon! Building the program has been exciting and we are so grateful for the amazing list of external international arts and culture professionals who will share their knowledge and experiences with the participating artists. Building a network during times like these can be challenging. How to reach institutions, how…

“I’m a fake. Hope no one notices.” Creative reconstructing by Laura Köönikkä.
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“I’m a fake. Hope no one notices.” Creative reconstructing by Laura Köönikkä.

How impostor syndrome may slowdown your creative professional career? I’ve been working with artists and creatives from various different fields for almost 20 years now. Especially lately (thanks to social media’s pressure and comparison it agitates), I’ve noticed that more and more creative professionals are talking about the heavy burden of the impostor syndrome they…