The fellows of the MOBIUS program are professionals from the fields of visual arts, museums and archives. What connects all the fellows to each other is their professional background. Besides that, the fellows may have very different profiles from one another. The MOBIUS program aims to analyze the structures and modes of operation of organizations and does this in collaboration with independent actors in the field.
Participants from Finland are selected through open call; the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York selects participants from the United States with the help of an advisory board and in discussion with the hosting organizations. The Finnish Institute in London selects Finnish fellows to British and Irish museums and archives via open call and in discussion with an advisory board and the hosting organizations.
The focus of the fellowships between professionals and organizations in New York and Finland is on visual arts and new organizational models of institutions and curating. The focus of the fellowships between professionals and organizations in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Finland is on museums and archives.