Welcome Mariko!

Welcome Mariko!

Finnish Art Agency welcomes Mariko Yoshida to join the team as a learning and development consultant. “Since recreating my own professional profile through studies, from being an art curator to a coach and work supervisor,  I’ve had the interest to develop experimental concepts and services. To strengthen these services was a natural next step. By…

SHIFT mentoring program 2022
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SHIFT mentoring program 2022

Finnish Art Agency’s SHIFT mentoring program 2022 offers personal career coaching and group meetings, workshops and talks with external international experts. The aim of the program is to provide tailored support for developing artists’ careers, for example by setting long-term goals, understanding the art world mechanism and creating international contacts. “To grow through what you…

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…

SHIFT mentoring program in 2021!
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SHIFT mentoring program in 2021!

Finnish Art Agency has been organising SHIFT mentoring program during three years 2015-2017. Each year a group of creatives has been selected through an open call to participate in the program. Next year 2021 Finnish Art Agency will organise the successful program again. The renewed program will accept applicants from different creative fields. If you…