Cfar in action

Initiatives and measures

CfAR’s aim is to support and develop activities related to postdoctoral artistic research at Uniarts Helsinki. The Centre employs measures to approach postdoc artistic researchers, staff members and other researchers of artistic practices.


Short-term research periods for researchers: CfAR has budgeted provisional resources for supporting staff members’ artistic research projects (professors, lecturers, university researchers etc. holding a PhD). The aim is to create academy-based research teams with a core of two members, one staff member and one affiliated postdoctoral researcher.

CfAR expert support: CfAR will support the postdoctoral researchers working in/affiliated with the academies by offering the possibility of financing a visit from an external expert at their seminar presentations or other research events.



Short-term (4 months) positions for 4 postdoc researchers: for research project development and article writing during 2018.

Postdoc art events: monthly gatherings addressed particularly to artistic postdocs or academic researchers interested in artistic practices; they are open also to doctoral candidates or anyone interested in artistic research.

CfAR nest meetings: small-scale, intensive and confidential collegial gatherings aiming at supporting project planning, ongoing projects and article writing for postdoctoral researchers affiliated with or working at Uniarts.

CfAR artistic production grants 2018: CfAR will award grants twice during 2018, in spring and fall, to cover the cost of artistic productions. The grants are awarded to postdoctoral researchers who are affiliated with or working at Uniarts.

Support for language revision: The call for financial support related to language revision for conference papers, articles and other possible modes of research exposition is ongoing!