Prison Space is a resource dedicated to possibilities of communication and support for people in prison through artistic practice. 

Prison Space - это ресурс, посвященный возможностям и способам коммуникации между людьми в тюрьме и за ее пределами с помощью творчества. 

Prison Space on resurssi omistettu jakaa mahdollisuuksia ja erilaisia tavallaa ihmisten kommunikoiminen vankilassa ja ulkona. 


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An open call by Prison Outside & Translation Is Dialogue:

We invite submission of artworks from incarcerated people, ex-convicts, and anyone affected by imprisonment. The multi-disciplinary exhibition, Free Translation will showcase international works in November 2018 at MAA-tila Gallery in Helsinki and online.

This exhibition will make use of the translation process as we will interact and create new artworks in the gallery space. Your works on view will encourage the audience to prompt dialogue, inspire thoughts, and creatively activate the space. This call is open to all ages. 

What to send:

  • Drawings, paintings, animation, photography, video, textiles, poems, texts, or art in any other medium.

  • Submissions can be sent by post or email.

  • On the artwork, please write your name or pseudonym, date and place.

  • Please include any special requests  on how you would like your piece to be presented.

Please note that the artist is responsible for posting the artworks to be included in the exhibition. If you would like your artwork to be returned, please provide a pre-paid envelope for your artwork.

By sending us your artworks you give consent to putting them on Prison Space and Translation is Dialogue websites, social media outlets, and including them in the exhibition in Helsinki and online. If for any reason, you wish to be anonymous, please state that clearly. We reserve a right to exhibit a selected number of works.

Please feel free to pass this call to those who might be interested. 

For more information, please contact Anastasia at

Submission deadline: September 1st 2018.

Mailing address will be announced soon.