CIRRUS is a Nordic-Baltic network of Art and Design higher education. There are 20 excellent art and design schools from the Nordics and the Baltics in the circle of this cooperation. The central activities of the partner institutions are art and design, including innovative activities, technical development and artistic practices.

CIRRUS network meeting Design and Artistic Research. Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation.

Nordplus Intensive course, summer 2024 in Estonia – Low-tech Footwear Techniques Inspired by Heritage

CIRRUS/Nordplus intensive course: DESIGN & WOOD FIRING (Ceramics Workshop)

CIRRUS board met in Copenhagen to plan the autumn CIRRUS meeting

Call for new partners in CIRRUS: deadline August 30, 2024

CIRRUS network received 123 410 EUR from Nordplus for 2024/2025

Inspire the Change

CIRRUS Leadership Meeting 2024

EKA is hosting CIRRUS network graphic designers seminar “What is Research?”

Design for Happiness

CIRRUS annual network meeting Helsinki, Aalto Arts! For teachers, leaders, coordinators: September 27-29, 2023

CIRRUS/Nordplus intensive summer course in Tallinn, Estonia – Wearable 3D Printed Footwear.

Innovation in Healthcare: CIRRUS/Nordplus 5-day workshop in Tallinn: September 18 – 22, 2023

Nordic Creactivist Mycorrhiza

CIRRUS/Nordplus intensive summer course in Tallinn, Estonia – Wearable 3D Printed Footwear.

Call for CIRRUS Secretariat 2024 – 2027. Deadline August 23

Open posts, UiD

Creative workshop by Boris Belin in Vilnius on March 6-10, 2023

Open posts, EKA

Designers for Peace 3 / VR Typography: Words for Peace: Sustainability

Open posts: HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg

Express course in Lithuania: Bronze casting workshop – Bell casting

Register now: CIRRUS Leadership Meeting in AHO, Norway. March 29 – 30, 2023

A More Sustainable Life

VR Typography: Words for Peace Part 1: Democracy

Job opening: Professor in University of Bergen

CIRRUS Leadership meeting online on October 14, 2022


FULL! CIRRUS board invites our members to be part of an inspiration programme, apply now!

Bio-Integrated Design: Cirrus Intensive on the coastline of Saaremaa Island


FREEDOM (ceramics wood firing workshop)

CIRRUS intensive course

Open lecture on Zoom: professor and designer Eia Radosavljevic

Join the SDSI study courses as a walk-in participant

CIRRUS online meeting hosted by LMA, March 24-25, 2022

CIRRUS network meeting 2022, March 24 – 25

CIRRUS against Russian invasion to Ukraine

CIRRUS annual network meeting for Teachers, Leaders and Coordinators: September 27-20, 2023

PhD positions in AHO

Open posts: HDK-Valand

CIRRUS/Nordplus call for projects 2022

CIRRUS board elections. Period: 2022-2025. Deadline to apply: February 15, 2022

Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation Hiring a Head of Institute at Institute for Visual Design

CIRRUS network meeting: March 23 – 25, 2022

new CIRRUS express course at Art Academy of Latvia / Ritual 26 August – 4 September, 2021

CIRRUS express course by VDA

Umeå Institute of Design: new leadership

CIRRUS Summer School 2021

Innovation in Healthcare – 2021

AHO: open posts

Lahti Green Design Week

CIRRUS Talk 4: The SWITCH: Adapting design education to the virtual classroom

Open lecture: Marie Absolonova (CAMPER). March 31, 11-12 AM/EET

ERKI Fashion Show extended deadline

CIRRUS network meeting. March 17, 18, 2021. Hosted online by EKA & CIRRUS board

Call: ERKI Fashion Show

EXPRESS: Digital Weaving at University of Bergen

A New Year – New Normal or No Normal

Open post in Umeå Institute of Design

Call for CIRRUS/Nordplus projects 2021

Open post: KHIO

CIRRUS TALK vol 2. Online Admission

EKA MA GRAPHIC DESIGN CONFABULATIONS #1: Cait McKinney, “Publishing as Queer Praxis: Lesbian Feminist Infrastructures” 30 September, 5:00pm EET

Open posts: Umeå University, Sweden

Design for NEED + FashionSEEDS, Sept 17, 2020

Innovation in Healthcare CIRRUS IC


CIRRUS express course at Art Academy of Latvia (LMA) / Dialogue 8-17 September, 2020

Job opportunity at HDK-Valand: Head of Design Unit

CIRRUS Leadership meeting May 27, 2020

CIRRUS promotes:

KUNO+CIRRUS+NBAA online get-together

CIRRUS mobility updates during turbulent times

POSTPONED: CIRRUS annual network meeting and Teachers seminar. March 18 – 20, 2020


Design Camp CIRRUS express Masterclass in Kolding

CIRRUS express: Stories of our clothes (textile workshop)

Open posts in KADK

Construction + Context: Digital Weaving. CIRRUS express course

Overprint II

Call for CIRRUS/Nordplus projects: 2020

Appearance of Things

Behaviour and Transformation /CIRRUS

The Disaster Artist

Conversation at Blönduós /CIRRUS

Urban Space Gaming workshop

29 000 EUR extra for mobility in CIRRUS

Call for Secretariat, deadline December 1, 2019

FULL! The seats have been taken. Thank you for your interest in using CIRRUS for EKA Design Hackathon

Open post in University of Bergen

Call for Cooperation Projects

CIRRUS course in Lithuania


New express! Aalto Arts: Art, Education & Entrepreneurship

Nature Design and Innovation II. Intensive course IMPRINT

CIRRUS’ successful application to Nordplus Programme

EKA Summer Academy 2019

Together. Porcelain painting workshop

Design Jam. Art Academy of Latvia

Wood firing. Express course by HDK in 2019 summer

Bauhaus! Express in Klaipeda

Summer school, Lahti, Finland

Bauhaus! A workshop in Klaipeda

EKSIG 2019. Estonian Academy of Arts. Sept 23 – 24, 2019

What happened during Urban Gaming intensive courses

Critical Image workshop. Express in Lahti


CIRRUS express in Iceland / March 25 – 29, 2019

Express in Riga: Re///Action. Apply due Jan 25

Applications to CIRRUS board 2019 – 2022

Foil printing workshop “Overprint”

New! Express course in Iceland. Apply due November 25

CIRRUS express course in Iceland. Together: Platform.

CIRRUS board elections. Period: 2019-2022. Deadline to apply: January 13, 2019

Expectations to Education from the Outside and the Inside. Bridge and Bridging between the Digital and Physical

Urban Space Gaming

Digital Weaving. University of Bergen

Type Design Days, Lahti, Finland. December 17 – 19, 2018

DESIGN WITH LIGHT, October 17 – 21

Call for CIRRUS/Nordplus projects: 2019

Open posts at AHO

CIRRUS EXPRESS Ceramics + Print

CIRRUS received 80 990 EUR for collaboration in 2018/19

VDA express: Sculptural Research

Express: Excavations of Nida

Estonian Academy of Arts announces: 2018 Summer Academy

BIWF 2018

TRANSFORMATION. Express course in Latvia

CIRRUS 2018 Oslo Gallery

Concepting Principles & New Designer Roles, April 16 – 20, 2018

CERAMIC SHELL… course in Lithuania, May 2018

Design Psychology Exchange, Art Academy of Latvia, May 22-24 (+ 1 days for travel before/after)

New CIRRUS express in Lithuania, March 12 – 16, 2018

6 seats open to an intensive course in Lapland, 5.2 – 9.2.2018

CIRRUS network meeting and teachers seminar 2018

Call for proposals, Nordplus 2018 projects

Urban Gaming Workshop

Digital Weaving. Express course in Bergen, 2018

Poster design workshop, 20.-24.11. Vilnius Academy of Arts

Visual Narrative: 20-24.11.2017, Vilnius Academy fo Arts

15 000 EUR extra for mobility in CIRRUS 2017/18

Gothenburg Design Festival

“Extended drawing” express course by Vilnius Academy of Arts

CIRRUS express in Lithuania: Animation and Space. October 23 – 25, 2017

Express course: Printmaking on textile: process and methods

OPEN WEEK – Gothenburg Design Festival: Powered by HDK. November 20–26, 2017

The Poster as an Art Form. Express course in Iceland

Open positions in Umea

CIRRUS received 79 620 EUR for 2 projects and mobility from Nordplus

CIRRUS express in Vilnius, May 29 – June 3

Estonian Academy of Arts Summer Academy


Wood Firing. Anagama Summer course in HDK

Express course: The Text, the Body, the Book, March 20th –23 rd, 2017

Garage 48 Hardware & Arts 2017

Ways of Drawing III – Walk the Line. CIRRUS/Nordplus Intensive Course

New! CIRRUS express course in Bergen


CIRRUS/Nordplus intensive course “Traditions and Innovation II”; spring 2016, Estonian Academy of Arts GALLERY

The Icelandic Horse

Express course “Cargo” with illustrator Christoph Feist (School of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany)

Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University, Sweden, ranked best in the world

Deadline week 35, 2016 for a PhD position at Umeå Institute of Design!

CIRRUS mapping results

Dual City: London – Copenhagen

Open Call: TEACHERS SEMINAR 2016/17

5th SEASON. Wilderness. CIRRUS summer school vol 2

Open positions, AHO

Narrating the Marginal. Rovaniemi, Finland. December 2016


Interior Architecture Symposium, Tallinn, June 1 – 3, 2016

Open Posts: KHIB

Bergen International Wood Festival: 3 CIRRUS student grants available for a team

Open posts, EAA

University of Lapland network meeting gallery, 24.-26.2.2016


CIRRUS intensive course Traditions and Innovation II in Tallinn

CIRRUS/CAMPER workshop in Tallinn, January 2016, in photos

PhD fellow in AHO

CIRRUS express: Garage48 Hardware & Arts 2016, apply due January 7, 2016

Open post: Head of School wanted for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design

CIRRUS meeting University of Lapland: February 24 – 26, 2016 rectors, coordinators, teachers

New! CIRRUS express course DIGITAL WEAVING in Bergen

Call for CIRRUS board members, due January 4, 2016

CAMPER workshop January 18 – 23, 2016

CIRRUS network and coordinators meeting gallery, Iceland, 2015

EKSIG 2015: Tangible means – experiential knowledge through materials, 25-26 November 2015

CIRRUS express course in Lithuania

Open post: Senior Lecturer in industrial design with focus on form, sketching and visualisation

Open post: Umeå Institute of Design, Senior Lecturer on artistic foundation in industrial design 50%

Interns Wanted in Estonia

Umeå Institute of Design: lecturer in industrial design 50%


CIRRUS IP ‘Traditions and Innovation’ in Lapland 12.-24.04.2015

HDK: 4 open positions in design

CIRRUS network meeting 2015, Iceland

Into the Woods, express course, May 24 – 29, 2015

Design Colloquium in Oslo, KHIO, 19.-20.3.2015

ERKI Fashion Show, deadline 23.03.2015

Summer programme: Contemporary Digital Print For Fashion

EAA recruiting positions, deadline March 25, 2015

AHO recruiting PhD positions, deadline 31.3.2015

OPEN POST: KADK assistant/associate professor in Visual Communication


PhD fellowship, AHO, Feb 28, 2015

CIRRUS Teachers Seminar “Ways of Drawing”, Oslo, 22.01.2015

CIRRUS meeting 2015

Garage 48, express course in Estonia

Positions at HDK

CIRRUS Teachers seminar, AHO & KHIO, January

CIRRUS 2014 teachers, heads, coordinators meetings in Konstfack, Stockholm

Joint Finnish-Japanese symposium, November 5 – 7, 2014



CIRRUS received Nordplus funding 109 340 EUR

Aalto seeking for Professor in History of Art and Culture

LEGO CIRRUS camp successfully finished!

CIRRUS network meeting 2014


Bergen Wood Festival

CALL: Rector for Umeå Institute of Design

Invitation to all CIRRUS partners: ERKI Fashion show at EAA

AHO: PhD Fellowship – Designing for Additive Manufacturing

Vacant position: Assistant Professor in Industrial Design, Umeå Institute of Design

Vacant position at HDK

“Next step – the Sky” workshop in Finse

2014 summer workshop in Iceland

In Memoriam Halldór Gislason

Professor / Associate Professor (full-time position) in illustration at KHiB

Arvo Pärt Centre International Competition

Konstfack’s new MA programmes!

Next CIRRUS network meeting will take place in Konstfack, autumn 2014

KHIO seeking for fashion-and costume design professor

Workshop in Iceland Pre-Christianity Roots of Nordic Creative Language

10th Urban and Landscape Days, April 25-28, 2013

CIRRUS meetings in Vilnius Academy of Arts, February 15 – 17, 2017