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Mural competition

Pro Artibus Muraltävling Helsingfors

The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (SLS), Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland (SKF) and Pro Artibus Foundation are jointly holding a mural competition.

The façade of the building owned by the Housing Company: Bostads Ab Runebergsgatan 50 in Helsinki, Finland, was renovated during summer 2019. The end wall at the intersection of Runeberginkatu Street and Töölönkatu-street needs a new mural. Prior to the renovation, the wall was covered in an advertising mural. The client wants to highlight this unique site and to use contemporary art to enhance the Töölö district.

The client would like the design of the mural to get people to pay attention to their surroundings. The foliage on the maple tree on the adjacent plot of land varies with the seasons, affecting the visibility of the façade and the mural. A further stipulation is that the character of the district should be taken into account.

All professional artists resident in the Nordic countries, i.e. Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway or Iceland, can participate in the competition, either alone, as a working duo, or as a group. The participants should have previous experience of realizing a mural. Applicants should familiarize themselves thoroughly with the competition programme in order to participate.

The competition is now closed. Many thanks to all participants. The winning entries will be announced June 18th 2020.

Further information about the Runeberginkatu Street mural competition is available from:

Pro Artibus Foundation

Producer Åsa Lönnqvist
+ 358 (0)40 594 0394

Curator Markus Åström
+ 358 (0)41 437 6728

Director Nina Toppila
+ 358 (0)40 581 5087