Apply for a residency at the Midnight Sun Film Festival by 6 March

The Shine on Critique! project is looking for applicants for five residencies in Finland. The residencies are aimed at art critics.

One of the residencies is at Sodankylä during the Midnight Sun Film Festival (13–20 June 2022). The critic will attend the Sodankylä Film Festival between 15 and 19 June 2022. The program will be agreed on with the festival. The travel dates for this residence are not final; they will be settled with the critic depending on their origin of departure.

You can apply for a residency if you are a critic or art journalist. The project will reserve and pay for the chosen critics’ accommodation. Residents must reserve the travel tickets to their destination themselves with funding received from the project. In addition to travel and accommodation costs, the project offers a residency grant of 400 euros. Applicants from the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and Russia will be prioritizated.

You can apply for a residency by sending a motivation letter and CV by e-mail to the Shine on Critique! project by 6  March 2022.

The free-form motivation letter can be anywhere from 2000 to 5000 characters long. The CV (one page at most) should indicate your specialization as a critic and the length of your career. Please also include your contact information in the application. Both the cover letter and the CV must be in English.

Both documents are to be sent in PDF format as email attachments to

Any possible inquiries should be directed to Project Coordinator Maaria Ylikangas:

Read more about the residencies.