Today I’m the happy receiver of a grant from the Arts Council Norway, not a large sum – but enough for some extended traveling. The Arctic is still out of reach, but a trip to London, Berlin, New York or Tokyo …?


Tiina Itkonen: House, Kullorsuaq

I will spend the money on buying myself some time, and my time I will spend on creating the outline for a book. Then, hopefully, I can get some more funding for seeing the work through to publication …


Tiina Itkonen (born in 1968) graduated from the Helsinki University of Art and Design in 2002 and currently lives and works in Helsinki. She has made several visits to Greenland and found a sustained motif there. In 2011 Itkonen took part in the Venice Biennial’s Real Venice exhibition.

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Arti says:

    Congrats! Beautiful photo.

    1. Sigrun says:

      Yes & thank you!!!

  2. Thomas says:

    Congratulations! I’m sure the travel experience will enhance your writing. (:

  3. Harold Rhenisch says:

    Congratulations! Time for a trip to Akureyri?

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you!
      Akureyri might be a little bit too crowded for me, I mean: if I am to go further north, my plan is to get lost in the wilderness – not in a university-town … but then, after being found Akureyri might be just the right place to stay?

  4. Kim says:

    how exciting, congratulations!

  5. KM Huber says:

    Absolutely wonderful! Looking forward to both book and posts.

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you Karen, it is a privilege have been granted!

  6. c m wilson says:

    Wonderful news! I’ve been out of touch, but this is great news to come back to. Congratulations, and all the best!

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you so very much! Have you been doing anything exciting?

      1. c m wilson says:

        No, quite the opposite – some big changes at work, and at home, I’m afraid….I hope things will settle in the next few months so I can get back to my writing…

      2. Sigrun says:

        – so do I!
        All the best!

  7. Wow, congratulations and bonne chance!

  8. Peter says:

    Keep at it, a wonderful first step. Congratulations

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you! Its good to have some expectations to meet, makes it just a little bit easier to focus.

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