Open Call for exhibitions 2022
at Gallery Forum Box

OPEN CALL 2022 (closed)
Gallery Forum Box’s call for 2022 exhibitions is now closed. A warm thank you to all the applicants!

The next open call for exhibitions in 2023 will be launched in early autumn 2021.

The Exhibition Committee chosen annually from among Forum Box’s member artists makes the selection for the exhibition programme. All the applicants will be informed of the results by the end of November 2020.


The applying options:

the entire gallery space (300 sq meters) for a solo or a group exhibition, project-specific exhibition or performances

one of the three gallery spaces for a solo exhibition, project or performance.

The gallery space is divided into three different exhibition rooms. The space called ‘Permanto’ is on the right side when entering the gallery, ‘Monttu’ is on the left side and the space in the back is called ‘Parvi’. Please see the floor plan for more information. When applying for one of the spaces please use the correct name – Permanto, Monttu or Parvi. Please note that there might be three different exhibitions at the same time if you apply only for one of the spaces. The other exhibitions may include for example pieces with sound. All exhibition spaces can be darkened with artist’s own curtains. However, gallery’s windows should not be covered.

Permanto: This room has three solid walls. The room is approx. 65 sq metres and 6 metres high.

Monttu: is also 6 metres high and the size is about 70 sq metres. This space has stairs leading to the third room, ‘Parvi’.

Parvi: In this space the ceiling is lower and room height is approx. 4,5 metres. ‘Parvi’ is the largest space, 90 sq metres and has a variety of wall space available.


The standard exhibition time, including mounting and dismantling, is four weeks. For the year 2022 you can also apply for shorter periods of one or two weeks. The shorter slots are also total times including mounting, dismantling and the exhibiting time.

You can now apply for an exhibition time for:

–  February 2022

–  June–December 2022


– 4 weeks exhibition time

– 1–2 weeks exhibition or project time

– Other types of time requirements are also considered on a case-by-case basis

Other space and time preferences are welcomed and considered on a case-by-case basis. The basis for pricing is an hourly rate for multidisciplinary groups.

When applying for the whole space for 4 weeks the selected party will have the whole gallery space for their use excluding the Mediabox. In addition to the previously mentioned gallery spaces there is a small, independent media art space called Mediabox located at the gallery. The programme for this space is curated by Forum Box in cooperation with AV-arkki.

During the exhibitions there might be other program and artworks within the veneer of the gallery.  During solo exhibitions there won’t be any other exhibitions or projects, only Forum Box’s multidisciplinary evening program, discussions and private events. The Exhibition Committee will curate the one space exhibitions and projects for a fitting combination.


Forum Box aims to gradually lower the exhibition rent and the first reductions were in use from the year 2020.

RENTS FOR THE GALLERY SPACE 2022 (incl. tax 24 %):

  • 4 weeks: 2 250 € whole gallery / 850 € one of the three gallery spaces (‘Permanto’, ‘Monttu’ or ‘Parvi’)
  • 2 weeks: 1 400 € whole gallery / 700 € one of the three gallery spaces (‘Permanto’, ‘Monttu’ or ‘Parvi’)
  • 1 week: 1 000 € whole gallery / 500 € one of the three gallery spaces (‘Permanto’, ‘Monttu’ or ‘Parvi’)

The exhibition rent for the gallery space at Forum Box includes marketing communications, customer service for the exhibition and sales. The rent doesn’t include insurance of artworks, transportation nor catering for the opening. Forum Box withholds 40 % provision from the sales (+ tax 24 %).


Artists / curators / artistic groups can apply for an exhibition period at Forum Box with an open exhibition proposal. We will not review late applications.

Please note that from autumn 2020 onwards we do not accept applications on paper anymore!


The exhibition time can be now applied only via e-mail. Send your application to info[at]

The application should be one (1), max. 4MB sized pdf-file including the filled application form (that can be downloaded in the end of these instructions) and the attachments needed.

The application pdf should be named as Firstname_Lastname_Open Call 2022 and the e-mail titled as OPEN CALL 2022.

We let you know once we have received your application. If you haven’t received any reply about us receiving your e-mail by the end of the application deadline (Sun 20.9.2020 at 23:59) , please contact the gallery staff asap.


The exhibition proposal should be delivered as one pdf-file including:

  • Application form filled (application form -pdf can be found at the end of this page).
  • Exhibition plan (max 2 x A4) including information of the applied exhibition time, use of the space, the possible theme(s) of the exhibition or project and pieces to be exhibited. Please mention in the application any special arrangements, such as plans to darken the space or if there will be works with sound on display.
  • CV of the artist / artist group / curator.
  • approx. 10 images of the recent artwork(s) or projects, preferably in colour

You can also include links to images or video works to the application.

Note! We accept only applications that are sent via  e-mail. Applications in paper are not reviewed. If you have problems with application forms or any other questions about applying, please contact us: info[at] / +358 (0) 50 5241 781


The new strategy of Forum Box is used for the exhibition selection. The aim of our strategy is to improve artists’ possibilities and to create a versatile and high quality exhibitions programme. The annually rotating Exhibition Committee with the executive director of Forum Box is responsible for the diversity of the exhibition programme. The team may choose exhibition proposals outside of the open call. However, the open call is still the core of the yearly exhibition programme. The chosen artists are provided with more support from Forum Box through the planning period of the exhibition if they wish.

Forum Box wishes to improve the financial status of artists. The Board of Forum Box decided in spring 2019 to reduce the exhibition rents 50 % step by step starting from the year 2020. Any new changes will always be notified in Forum Box’s communications and personally to the chosen artists.

All the applicants will be informed of the results by the end of November 2020.

Exhibition Committee 2022: Juha-Heikki Tihinen, Kaisu Koivisto and Jussi Goman

Gallery’s ground plan

Application form 2022 in English (.pdf)
Application form 2022 in English (.doc)

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