The residency is located right by the sea in a small apartment building from the sixties, close to the car ferry operating between the islands. There are two appartments (71m2 each) having each two bedrooms and a live-work space.
AARK is a non profit artist-run association run by a small team of local professionals and artists. Residency is founded by couple: contemporary artist Renja Leino and her husband Bengt Andersson.
2015 is a pilot year for the residency program. The program is for for professional contemporary artists / art professionals from all disciplines for whom nature and the surrounding archipelago and seaside could be an interesting theme to work on.
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Artist in Residence -programTurku
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum
tel. +358-(0)207 181 644
The Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum offers an Artist in Residence program in Turku. The museum focuses on the cultural heritage of medieval Finland as well as that of contemporary art.
The artist is provided a working space free of charge. The working space is 35 m² and it is located approx. 3 km from the centre of Turku in a building completed in 2010. The working space is not suitable for metal sculpting or development of analog photography.
The artist pays for working materials, maintenance and travel expenses. For the duration of the program, it is possible to rent an unfurnished flat in the same building where the studio/working space is located.
The period of residence can vary from 3 to 8 months according to the residence application.
Each year upon invitation one artist in residence is offered an opportunity to exhibit works in the museum’s Takkahuone Gallery (26m²). Duration of the exhibition is 1 to 3 months.
Written applications throughout the year. For futher information on applications and selection see the website of the museum.
The Residency was started 1996 by Svenska Konstskolans Vänner which was a support oganisation for students at Svenska Konstskolan i Nykarleby – nowdays the the Fine Arts education (BA) at Novia University of Applied Sciences. Until 2012 the residency was located in Nykarleby. In August 2012 both the educaton and the residency moved to Jakobstad and the new Campus Allegro which houses several educations as well as cultural venues. The AiR and its related projects (workshops, talks etc.) continues in Jakobstad under the adjusted name (AiR-Jakobstad) and a new organisation.
The guest apartment is provided by the city of Jakobstad and located at the “old fire station”. It’s about 500 m from the school where it’s also possible to use studios, workshops and equipment.
Exchange projects and visiting artists are mainly organised through established contacts and collaborations.
For further information http://www.bildkonst.fi/air
Finnish Bioart Society
The residency takes place in the facilities of the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station. It provides the residents with a combined living and working environment.
The Finnish Society of Bioart is organizing the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAM together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki.
The accommodation costs for the residency are around 13.- EURO per person per nigh.
The residency has an emphasis on the Arctic environment and art and science collaboration. It is is open for artists, scientists and art&science research teams.
The Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in the sub-Arctic Lapland offers the residents the same possibilities and infrastructure as its scientists and staff. This includes access to scientific equipment, laboratory facilities, the library and seminar room as well as the usage of field equipment. A dedicated mentor in Kilpisjärvi will familiarize residents with the local environment and customs.
Arteles Creative Center
Arteles Creative Center was founded in 2010. It has welcomed over 500 selected artists & creative professionals from all around the world to freely explore, experiment & expand their creative practice and thinking. Arteles is located in the scenic landscapes of Hämeenkyrö, a rural town 43 km away from Tampere.
Arteles Creative Center is one of the largest and most active artist residency centers in Finland and Scandinavia, welcoming over 100 artists and creative professionals per year. Several residency programs for all the fields of art & creativity.
The Ateljé Stundars residence is maintained by KulturÖsterbotten, a unit responsible for developing art and culture in Swedish-speaking Ostrobothnia. The residence is located in a living crafts and open-air museum area, Stundars Museum and Cultural Centre (http://www.stundars.fi/).
Ateljé Stundars provides artists with a studio and a guest apartment from two to six months. The residency is free of costs; the artist pays only the travelling and living costs. A small grant for material costs is included.
At Cirko – Center for New Circus the artist will have access to rehearsal spaces, communal areas and also the opportunity to consult Cirko staff on technical issues.
Cirko has only limited accommodation possibilities, so participants are responsible for funding their own accommodation and travel.
Cirko – Centre for New Circus opened its new premises in 2011 in what was once the powerhouse of Suvilahti’s former gasworks. It’s owned and developed by Helsinki City and the Cable Factory real estate group. Cirko’s building is run under the same name and by the same association that was established in 2002.
CIRKO invites applications from Finnish contemporary circus artists and groups to take part in its residency programme for the purpose of developing new projects and concepts. Residencies are offered for a period of two to four weeks. The residency period entails also a requirement to engage in audience outreach work (for instance an open rehearsal or works-in-progress event) and/or work together with the local circus scene.
The applicant must be a professional circus artist but the working group can include representatives from other creative disciplines. The applicant must have a connection to Finland but groups may also comprise members of other nationalities. Applications from non-Finnish individuals and groups are also accepted but then the applicant must be able to cover the costs of their residency independently.
The applicants are wished to be members of Cirko – Center for New Circus registered association. If the applicant is not yet a member of the association, it is possible to apply membership in connection to the residency application.
Visual arts, music & sound art, performing arts, research
Läntinen Kirkkokatu 20, FIN-67100 Kokkola
Nordic Art School
Emma Järnström, Secretary of Studies
Pormestarinkatu 32 FIN-67100 Kokkola Tel. +358-6-836 2120
Kokkola City Theatre
Torikatu 48, FIN-67100 Kokkola
For the visiting artists the residency offers a flat of ca. 40 m2 in a refurbished old wooden house situated in Kokkola’s old town. If needed, the artist has an access to a studio of ca. 10 m2, at the Nordic Art School. The visiting artists can also use the facilities for print making, the wood workshop, dark room and computer class if they are not used for teaching (www.nordiskakonstskolan.org).
The apartment building is owned by the City of Kokkola, the residency activities are coordinated by the the Nordic Art School and Kokkola City Theatre.
The residence periods vary from one week to six months.
The artist is granted a sum of 10 euros a day, and doesn’t pay rent for the residence.
Resident artists are selected once a year on the basis of applications. Applications which offer concrete artistic or/and public production in connection with or after the residency are favored (forms of production could be a work of art, a public performance or an open lecture). The deadline for applications is September 30th.
Eckerö Post & Customs House guest apartmentEckerö, Ahvenanmaa
Visual arts, music & sound art, literature, performing arts, design, research, handicraft, arts journalism, architecture, ceramics, media, curating
AX 22270 Eckerö, Åland
Cultural Affairs office, Åland
Tel +358 (0)18 25512
The Government of Åland provides a guest apartment located in the Eckerö Post & Customs House. The guest apartment consists of 2 rooms comprising a total of 50 m2.
The guest apartment is primarily let to practising artists in all areas of arts from the Nordic countries and neighbouring regions (the Baltic Sea region, Northwest Russia) from early spring to late autumn, generally for a period of 1-2 months.
The residency artists will have an 80m2 studio in Eskus – with a wooden floor suitable for dancing and physical movement – at their disposal.
Eskus – Performance Center was founded in 2009 by five Finnish performing arts companies specialized in live art and performance art. The founding companies are Oblivia, Reality Research Center, Presentaatio, Other Spaces and Live Art Society. Eskus has its premises in an old, renovated industrial building in Suvilahti, a lively cultural spot in Helsinki.
Eskus – Performance Center is an artistic platform – a working and meeting place for artists and other professionals working in live art and performance, as well as their umbrella organization in Finland.
The residency programme is open for individual artists or groups of professional artists working within performance, live art, or contemporary theatre. The programme offers artists the possibility to work on their projects in the Eskus residency studios. In addition, Eskus provides help in regards to networking and performance possibilities around Finland.
The resident artists are encouraged to organize a public event, eg. a demo, a workshop or an artist talk during the residency.
Onoma, Residency Committee, Tornikellorakennus, FIN-10470 Fiskars, Finland
Tel. +358-50-5639309 or +358-19-2777500
The Fiskars Village AiR was founded in early 2006 by the Artisans, Designers and Artists of Fiskars Co-operative. The residence houses two apartments: a studio for 1-2 persons and a two floor apartment for 1-4 persons. Work spaces are connected to the apartments.
Professional overseas (i.e. non Finnish-resident) craftspeople, designers and artists may apply for the residency. Cultural journalists, writers and scientists may also be considered. The Artist Residency is available year-round with residency periods ranging from 2 to 3 months. A monthly maintainance fee of 100 euro is required from all visiting artists. The Fiskars Artist in Residence program does not offer any funding for travel, material or living expenses.
Artists in Residents are selected once a year on the basis of applications. The selection is made by an appointed residency committee. The deadline for applications is September 15th.
Taru Elfving, Head of Programme
+358 (0)50 042 4063
With its residency programmes, Frame aims to offer space for in-depth research and focused production time, immersion in new cultural contexts, critical support of international residency communities. This will allow for long-temr peer-networks, a range of future collaborations, and strengthen the development of individual practices as well as the discursive connections betweent Finnish and international contemporary art fieldsd.
Artist residence Frosterus is situated in the old rectory built in the 18th century in Kärsämäki, a small rural town in region of North-Ostrobothnia. Also Kattilakoski Culture Cooperative operates in this building.
The resident artist will be provided with a room and shared kitchen. Working space and residence for visual artists are available in Art House Nahkuri in the center of the town and professional music studio Sonic Factory in Välikylä village.
The residency is run by the Kattilakoski Culture Cooperative, a non-profit organization founded by local cultural associations.
The residency is open for international and Finnish artists from following domains: art, literature and architecture, plus music and media (in co-operation with local professional music studio Sonic Factory). The duration of the stay varies between one week and twelve months.
The preference is given to the artists who are willing to organize a workshop or some other activities for the community. Visual artists have a possibility to exhibit their art work for instance in young artists ARS Kärsämäki exhibition (June-September).
The cost of residence is 250 €/month for a single room and 350€/month for a double. Cost excludes travelling costs, meals, artists’ materials and tools.
(Sonic Factory -music studio has its own pricing depending on services.)
Continuos open call
HIAP – Helsinki International Artist ProgrammeHelsinki
HIAP Suomenlinna, B 28 / 2, FIN–00190 Helsinki; Cable Factory, C4, Tallberginkatu 1 C 97, FIN–00180 Helsinki
Suomenlinna B 28 2
Tel. +358 45 859 7818
In the past years, HIAP has grown to be one of the leading international residency centres in Finland and in the Nordic and Baltic regions.
The studios, which combine living and working space, are located in Cable Factory and on the island of Suomenlinna, both in Helsinki.
HIAP was founded in 1998 by a coalition of arts organizations and in May 1999 first artists arrived in HIAP Cable Factory studios. Completely rebuilt new studios were opened in the summer 2006. Since the beginning of 2009 HIAP is coordinating the international residency activities at the Palmstierna studio complex on the historical fortress island of Suomenlinna, a Unesco World Heritage -site. HIAP has also two gallery spaces, HIAP Gallery Augusta and the adjoining Project Space on Suomenlinna island.
The central focus of HIAP residency programmes is to provide opportunities for local and international artists and curators to conduct research, build networks and engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue with the HIAP community. The duration of the residencies is usually between 1-3 months.
HIAP encourages artists-in-residence to carry out collaborations with local artists and arts organisations and to realise projects accessible to a wide range of audiences. While working on their projects during the residency, the artists have access to HIAP administrative support and to contacts with local arts professionals and organisations. The artists have a chance to give a presentation about their work process in form of an open studio event.
For further information www.hiap.fi
HICP (Helsinki International Curatorial Programme)Helsinki
Head of Programme, Frame Visual Art Finland
+358 500 4240 63
The HICP programme is co-organised by HIAP and Frame Visual Art Finland.
HICP offers one-month curatorial residencies in Helsinki for international curators of contemporary art. The programme provides curators with an opportunity to carry out research and work on international curatorial projects while building contacts with art practitioners and cultural organisations in Finland.
Curatorial residencies cover travels costs to Helsinki and a grant for living expenses (39 euros a day), studio accommodation, residency services and administrative support. HIAP and Frame will both offer practical assistance, networking support and a critical context for the residents’ curatorial research and projects.
The work of each curator in residence will be presented by organising a public event such as a lecture, workshop or film screening.
The application period for the residencies of 2016 was 1–31 October 2015
Constructed in 2010-2011 especially for the use of artists, Hupeli (300 m²) has 3 working studios and 3 furnished appartments (33 m²). The building itself represents traditional Finnish wood architecture and is located in a small village, by the lake Pielinen and close to Koli national park. A traditional sauna heated with wood is also available for visitors.
The Hupeli is administrated by an association that runs residence in the spirit of two local artists, sculptress Eva Ryynänen and writer Heikki Turunen.
The rental period is from one to four months, the monthly rate is € 750.
Applications can be submitted throughout the year by using the online application form.
Kemijärvi Artist Residence at Arctic CircleKemijärvi
The old dairy building was renovated by the Kemijärvi Sculpture and Culture Foundation in 2003-2005. The building has four artists apartments and four working studios. Some of the studios were especially renovated for the use of sculptors or ceramists, in some studios there is for instance a floor drain or it is possible to do welding etc. There is also a gallery space in the building.
The traditional Wood Sculpting Symposium held in Kemijärvi is connected to the activities of the artist’s residency. The purpose is also that the visiting artists will participate in developing local art and cultural life.
The length of a working period ranges from 1 week to 3 months.
Visual arts, literature, performing arts, arts journalism, architecture, ceramics
Ylä-Kolintie 2a, FIN-83960 Koli
Koli Cultural Society
The Residence is located next to the Koli national park in North Karelia. The studio and the apartment are situated upstairs in a traditional old wooden building. The working space is well-suited for artists working in the field of visual arts. The living accommodation is a self- contained, fully equipped apartment with a living-room and a double bedroom. There is also an old fashioned coffee shop with an exhibition space downstairs in the same building. Find out more >>
The artist is required to pay a monthly rent of 200 €. Travelling and living expenses must be covered by the artist. Visitors may stay in the residence up to 2 months.
It is possible to arrange art courses and workshops for professionals and for amateurs at Kolin Ryynänen. Koli village welcomes also all forms of acitivities which involve visiting artists and the local community. Visting artists can organize also exhibitions of their work in the café.
Dead-line for applications for year 2017 ends on the 30th of April 2016.
Visual arts, music & sound art, performing arts, design, research, handicraft, arts journalism, architecture, ceramics, media, curating
Kauppilantie 15, FIN-91100 Ii
KulttuuriKauppila, Kauppilantie 15, 91100 Ii
Tel +358 50 3950 313
+358 50 3950 313
Art Centre KulttuuriKauppila works to improve the position of visual artists in northern Finland and create international connections in the field of art. KulttuuriKauppila runs an international artist residency, produces the Art Ii Biennale and Valto Pernu Photo Marathon and provides ateliers for local artists. The centre aims to improve artists’ skills, belongs to international art networks and produces an international art-education programme for schools of Ii. KulttuuriKauppila participates in cultural policy on a practical level and believes that creativity is a key to wellbeing on both the individual and collective levels.
KulttuuriKauppila AiR is open for artists from all branches though the focus is on visual arts, community arts and applied arts. The duration of the stay varies between one and four months.
The residency program is tailored for each artist. The guest artist may take part in the activities of the local art field by teaching courses, arranging community art workshops and producing artworks to exhibitions in the region.
If the guest artist has a special field of expertise that she/he is interested in sharing with colleagues, the centre offers possibilities to arrange master classes for local artists throughout the year. The artists who give classes will get paid for their work.
There is only one artist or an artist couple at a time in the residency. KulttuuriKauppila is a place of silence and peace and a place to find time and inspiration for creation of art. Located by the river bank in a very silent and nature surrounded area, KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre comprises of two houses; the residence built in the 19th century and an atelier house built in 2006. In addition to premises for in-house artists, there is a 95 m2 studio and fully furnished accommodation facilities for visiting artists to rent.
The rent of the residence is 400 € per month.
KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre provides time and space for artists to focus on their artistic research and production. The KulttuuriKauppila AiR program is tailored for each guest artist individually. The artists are given opportunities to take part in the activities of the local art field by teaching on courses, organizing workshops and producing artworks to exhibitions. The artists are given a chance to showcase their work by organizing an open studio event and an exhibition in the end of their residency period. The artists are offered new contacts to the local art field as well as to the local community.
Artists from all art branches can apply to the KulttuuriKauppila AiR programme, though we concentrate on visual arts, community arts and applied arts. The duration of the stay varies between two and four months. The application deadline is on 30 September, 2016 for residency periods between March 2017 – May 2018.
Fill out the application form and attach your CV and portfolio. Include also a project plan for the residency. If you are interested in having an exhibition in the region, please state this in the application. As Finland is known for its four very distinct seasons, the applicants are asked to state the season (summer / fall / winter / spring) they prefer for their stay in their application.
The residency program is tailored for each artist. In order to develop the individual program the artist is asked to plan his/her stay. The guest artist may take part in the activities of the local art field eg. by teaching courses, arranging workshops and producing artworks to exhibitions in the region. The artists who teach classes get paid for their work.
Please note that there is only one artist or an artist couple at a time in the residency. Most of all KulttuuriKauppila is a place of silence and peace and a place to find time to create art.
The KulttuuriKauppila jury makes the selection of the guest artists. The selected applicants will be informed personally.
Please note that the rent of the residence is 400 € per month.
Find application from our web page:
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
Project manager Emmi Suhonen, tel. +358 40 678 4082, emmi.suhonen(at)saimia.fi
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Researcher Heidi Piili, tel. +35840 551 0710, heidi.piili(at)lut.fi
The laser art residence is a common working platform of Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, which seeks new solutions for industrial design and product development by applying laser technology to art. This unique residence brings together artists, laser technology and business, and offers artists possibilities to use laser processing machinery in their art and challenge traditional ways of viewing laser technology.
The laser art residence is a research project funded by TEKES (The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation).
Artistic work is conducted in the laboratory of laser processing at the Lappeenranta University of Technology with laser technology experts.
Accomodation is provided for artists that do not live in Lappeenranta at the moment. Studio apartment is situated in student campus area within easy reach to the laser technology laboratory, 6km away from the city centre.
The artists may work for example with metal, wood, plastic, paper, fabrics, stone or glass. Materials are provided to a certain extent.
For the selected artists, the residency offers also reasonable travel costs, accommodation and a 500-euro grant per month.
As there are companies involved in the project, the residency tries to match each artist with a company to learn from each other and to share knowledge according to similar material or methodological interests
Working periods in the residence are 1-3 months between September 2014 and June 2015.
The apartment/studio (75m2) is situated in an old stone house from 19th century, along the market place and opposite town hall
The Loviisa Artists’ Studio is one of the oldest artist-in-residence programs in Finland and it was originally established by local professional artists. Today the program is part of the international cultural activities of the town.
The studio/apartment space is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users.
International artist-in-residence programme for all fields of art. Young artists from the Baltic and Nordic countries are given preference.
Working period 2-6 months. Free apartment/studio and a grant.
The artists can arrange lectures, courses or alternatively donate a high-quality work of art to the art collection of the town.
The studio activity does not require any obligatory social commitment.
Dead-line for applications 30.9. yearly.
Selections are made by a group of international curators.
Antti Majava/Alma Heikkilä
Tel. +358 400655 883
Art and Nature Centre Mustarinda is located at the outskirts of Paljakka Nature Reserve in Kainuu region, surrounded by valuable old forests.
Available for rent are three artist studios and additionally three rooms suitable for researchers/writers. The rooms have large windows, proper lighting, mechanical ventilation and wireless Internet access. Workspaces are available also with basic woodworking tools. Residents have communal use of a kitchen, dining room, living room/library, sauna.
Mustarinda is a non profit association founded in year 2009 by artists and researchers. Mustarinda Association preserves natural and cultural diversity by bringing together people from art, science and NGOs through discussions, seminars, exhibitions, residency programming and happenings.
Mustarinda-residency offers rooms for artists, writers and researchers of varying fields.
Residency includes a selected workspace and a separate bedroom. Accomodation possibilities for families also.
Residency periods range from one month up to three months.
Application deadline July 15th 2015 (for the periods in summer/autumn 2015).
The Regional Art Museum of Southern Ostrobotnia
NELIMARKKA MUSEUM, Pekkolantie 123, FIN-62900 Alajärvi
Tel +358-6-557 1133
The residency is located in a rural setting, four kilometres from the small Alajärvi Centre, close to a lake and natural surroundings.
The residency program is run by the Nelimarkka Museum, the Regional Art Museum of Southern Ostrobothnia.
Nelimarkka Residency is looking for artists on all fields of visual arts. Circa 10 artists live and work at the residency annually. The residency building, Villa Nelimarkka, is located 500 meters from the Nelimarkka Museum and 4 km from Alajärvi town center.
A residency includes the use of a studio, shared common areas, and a private bedroom. The museum provides for wifi, kitchen utensils, towels, bedding and linens with an access to a laundry room and a bicycle to go around town.
The artist pays for their own material, living and travel expenses.
Rent is 400 € /month or 200 € plus a donated art work / a workshop for the museum.
The museum usually offers a workshop to the museum’s customers together with the artist-in-residence. The museum provides the material for the workshop.
The application time for the residency is ongoing, but the selection for the summer residencies is made in the beginning of the same year.
Application guidelines can be found on the museum’s website.
Västra Kaserntorget 8-10
Platform offers the artist a stay in Vaasa for 1 to 2 months. A studio space, accommodation, travel expenses (one return trip, cheapest possible covered), and a working grant (1000 € per month) are provided. They also offer a small production budget.
The studio is located in an old military barrack in central Vaasa. The building hosts also local artists.
Platform is an artist-run initiative founded in the year of 2000. Platform holds a project room and a residency programme in Vasa. The aim of Platform is to promote, show and be part of producing international contemporary art.
The organization of Platform is a voluntary community.
1 – 2 month residencies for artists living & working anywhere else than in Finland,
Platform does not operate a ‘white box’ style gallery space, although it’s possible to use our studio as such. It means that if the artist wants to produce and present artefacts like paintings or sculpture, it might be necessary to investigate alternative ways to do that. Please check our project archive for examples.
The artist has a contact person who is in charge of necessary arrangements, but note that this is voluntary work so if any additional assistance is needed it has to be agreed upon well in advance.
Platform invites guests from different fields of art.
The majority of Platforms exhibitions and projects are results of the residency programme, where artists are invited to produce a project or an exhibition in Vaasa. The events have periodically been based on different themes that serves as a base for discussions as well as the content for the activities.
An important part of the activities are creating local interaction. The curated or produced projects and exhibitions often have an involving or site-specific aspect. Seminars are arranged to initiate discussion between local activists and invited artists and theoreticians on artistic and environmental issues. Artist2Artist is a series of artist talks of the visiting artists at Platform and other finnish residencies, mainly in the region.
Application deadline was February 6th 2015 for the residencies between June 2016 – March 2017.
The Pori Society of Artists offers artists a possibility to work and live in Pori. The residency program is annually open to one or two visual artists mainly from Nordic and Baltic countries.
The atelier, located in the city centre, consists of one big space, which is possible to divide into two parts. The rest of the year the space is used as a working studio for local artists. The accommodation for the guest artist is separately rented by the association.
The residency is annually open to one or two visual artists from Nordic and Baltic countries for three to four weeks in June/July. The rent is 50 euros per week.
When selecting the artists, the association emphasises the working plan with social networking and communication with local actors. The artist is expected to do workshops with children or work on a project with other artists or the elderly. The association covers materials for workshops.
During the residency it is also possible to exhibit in the exhibition space of the association. The artist is responsible to cover the exhibition costs.
Applications by the end of March yearly, application form can be downloaded from the website.
AiR-leader, program coordinator Åsa Lönnqvist +358 40 594 0394
The residency artists receives a furnished apartment on the campus of Novia University of Applied Sciences, in Tammisaari. There is a studio and spaces for workshops and seminars in connection to the apartment.
The Pro Artibus Foundation is an independent organisation affiliated with the Foundation for Swedish Culture in Finland. Its main mission is to promote visual arts in all parts of the Swedish-speaking regions of Finland. The foundation manages and expands an art collection comprising of work by Swedish-speaking Finnish artists. Pro Artibus maintains the Art Centre for Swedish-speaking Finns in Ekenäs. The Art centre includes Gallery Elverket. Gallery Sinne is managed by the foundation on Iso Roobertinkatu in Helsinki.
Pro Artibus’ AiR residency programme is looking for artists from the nordic countries working with social and site-specific engagement. Together with artistst the foundation strives to produce art works that function as models and tools for analyzing a place. During the residency artists receive a budget for production. The foundation supports the artists with knowledge about the region, and a broad network of contacts.
Ratamo Printmaking and Photography CentreJyväskylä
Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre, Veturitallinkatu 6, FIN-40100 Jyväskylä
Tel. +358-14-266 43 89
Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre has a long history. The first print workshop was established already in 1978. The centre is situated almost in the centre of the city. It includes an art gallery, facilities for working with printmaking and photography and a guest apartment. The printmaking activities are organized by the Jyväskylä Art Museum and the photography activities by the Centre for Creative Photography Association.
Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre welcomes PRINTMAKERS to apply for a yearly one month residence in October. The deadline for applications is the end of May. More information about the residence can be found in our English website.
Ratamo’s residency program offers
-free accommodation at the guest room
-free working at the printshop (except plates, papers and special materials)
-a grant of 400 € for living and material costs
Besides the artist-in-residence program, all printmakers are welcome to stay and work at the center at a reasonable price. For more information, please visit our English website and contact us by email.
Visual arts, music & sound art, literature, performing arts, research, arts journalism, media, curating, translators.
Saaren rantatie 21, 23120 Mietoinen, Finland
Tel +358 (0)2 431 4200
Executive Director Hanna Nurminen
The Saari Residence is a manor owned and maintained by Kone Foundation as a research and production facility for researchers and artists. The apartments are of various sizes, with the largest being reserved for artists and researchers doing written work. There is a shared kitchen in the farmhand’s cottage, all other apartments have their own fully fitted kitchen, whether full-size, mini or kitchenette. All apartments have their own shower WC. The range of separate workspaces is also wide, there are two artist’s studios, a dance studio, metalworking and woodworking shops.
The Saari Residence strives to take accessibility into consideration in its operations.
One of our apartments has been renovated to be entirely handicap accessible. It includes a kitchen, handicap accessible toilet and three rooms. The spacious apartment is on the first floor and can be accessed with a ramp.
The workspaces in the manor barn are also handicap accessible (there is a ramp to the dance studio, for example, and the shower room and toilet are also accessible by wheelchair).
The Saari Residence also strive to avoid electromagnetic radiation; the manor is a low radiation area that does not have wireless networks (WLAN, Wi-Fi). All internet access is via cable (Ethernet).
Two months funded residencies at Saari Residence are offered for individual artists, translators and critics of all nationalities to support the applicant’s proposed work. During the spring and autumn, there are usually nine residency guests at a time at four different periods. During the individual residencies, the Saari Residence’s invited artist is also in residence from September until the end of April. Individual residencies include apartment, workspace and a monthly grant of either €2,350 or €2,700. This is intended for living and travel expenses as well as other costs. The amount of the grant depends on the experience of the applicant.
In summer all premises are reserved for groups and the residence functions as a production residence. Groups can apply for a grant to cover living and travel expenses during their residency.
The Saari Residence’s purpose is to offer artists and researchers from different disciplines a peaceful working environment and excellent opportunities for interaction. Artists and researchers also encounter each other at the residency. Consequently, opportunities for interaction between these often very different residents abound as does the possibility for breaking the boundaries between their disciplines. The Saari Well is also an opportunity for artists and researchers working at the residence to meet, share, and leave their mark on each other’s thoughts, work and the Saari Residence. Read more about the Saari Well
Application period for the Saari Residence begins on 1 August and ends on 31 August 16.00 Finnish time (Eastern European Summer Time, GMT + 3). Only the applications submitted online during the application period will be taken into consideration.
The applications are reviewed by peers. The reviewers are experts in the field or sub-discipline under which the application has been collocated, and they have the necessary experience to assess applications. The reviewers of Kone Foundation applications generally vary from year to year.
Salmela Residence / atelier spaces for young artistsMäntyharju
Art Centre Salmela’s artist residences in Mäntyharju provide lodging and ateljier spaces to more than ten artists yearly.
Outside the exhibition season Salmela’s exhibition spaces will be given up for the use of young artists. Through this kind of activity Salmela aims to support promising young artists in the fields of visual arts, music and literature. The scholars will be selected from among the artists participating in the visual arts competition or based on an informal application.
The Keuruu Museum hires one old building, formerly owned by prominent Finnish artists, to visual artists in summertime. The building is a humble summer cottage.
The building is rented on a monthly basis (May-September). The rent is paid as art works.
Deadline annually February 28th
Visual arts, research, curators and art historians.
Residens hostess Kati Pihkanen
Tel. +358 (0)50 356 4907
Serlachius residency is a residency studio maintained by the Serlachius Museums and Mänttä Art Festival.
There are two residency buildings. One is ideal for multifaceted work and social interaction, while the other provides cosy accommodation and privacy.
Residencies are intended for creative professionals working in the field of art, such as artists, art historians, researchers or curators. Residency applications can be submitted by individuals for private work. Teams and groups of artists can also apply for a residency. During a residency individuals can concentrate on their own creative process, but a residency also provides an opportunity to interact with local people, visitors and the staff of Mänttä’s art institutions.
Residency periods vary from 1 to 6 months. In addition to individual residency periods, applications can also be made for production residencies spread over several consecutive years. The purpose of a production residency is to allow longer-term projects. A production residency provides good opportunities for collective work, in which case local residents can be taken into consideration.
An artist run residence in a renovated building from the 1960’s. There are two apartments, 88m2 upstairs and 40 m2 downstairs. The studio (30m2) is situated in the basement of the house. Additional working space can be arranged depending on the needs of the artist.
Heinävesi is located in the province of Etelä-Savo in the border of Karelia and the area of Saimaa Lakeland. The residence is in the vicinity of the Orthodox Monasteries of Valamo and Lintula.
Working periods from 1 week to 2 months between September and May. For Finnish and foreign artists. A group of artists / family up to 10 persons can be accommodated. Rent is 160-200 € per person per week depending on the choice of the appartment.
Throughout the year, further information on the website.
Tampere Artists’ Association
Kuninkaankatu 2, FIN-33210 Tampere
info (at) tampereen-taiteilijaseura.fi
Tampere Artists’ Association rents accommodation and work facilities for visiting artists at Takahuhti Artcenter, about 5 km to the east of Tampere city center. Takahuhti Artcenter houses also work and storage spaces for twenty professional visual artists of Tampere Artists’ Association. The building itself is owned by the City of Tampere.
The artist has access to a small apartment and a large work studio (75 m2) in connection to it. There is a small intaglio printing press for the artist to use.
The Association has work facilities in Mältinranta Artcenter as well. The visiting artist can rent them for different time periods with the same conditions as the members of the Association.
The Takahuhti residence is open to visual artists year round. The duration of residencies is 2–8 weeks.
Rent for the studio and apartment: 560 €/month (1 person) and 620 €/month (2-3 people), 325 €/2 weeks.
There is no residency program provided by Tampere Artists´Association yet, only living quarters and work space for visiting artists. Therefore, the artists living in the residency must be ready to carry out their projects independently.
Applications by portfolios are accepted year round.
Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, Lemuntie 4 D 21, FIN-00510 Helsinki
Tel +358-9-7268 0471
Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation – FASF – has maintained an international artist exchange programme and an artist residency in Tapiola Studio Building since 1997.
The Tapiola studio building was built in 1955 for Finnish visual artists. It was designed by professor, architect Aulis Blomstedt. The single-storey row-house type wood building houses four working spaces of 83 m2 (with living balcony) and six 100 m2 live-in-studios. One of the working spaces / studio is reserved for the residency programme.
The studio building is located in Espoo, 8 kms away from the centre of Helsinki.
The residency focuses on visual arts. The residency activities have been organised mainly through artist exchange between FASF and its international partners. FASF cooperates for instance with Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec from Canada. The Quebecois artists stay at the Tapiola studio for a working period of 4 months. The Finnish artists have an opportunity to work in Quebec retrospectively. The residency includes accommodation and studio space. Artists “home organisation” gives the artist a scholarship for living and travelling costs. Guests artists have access to contacts to local art associations and organisations.
The Arts Promotion Centre Finland / Residencies abroadBerliini, Edinburgh, Matera
Kuopion Rouvasväenyhdistys ry
Piispankatu 8, FIN-70100 Kuopio
Study program Planner Anna Räisänen, anna.raisanen(at)designkuopio.fi, +358 44 731 8003
Director Eija Tanninen-Komulainen, eija.tanninen-komulainen(at)designkuopio.fi, +358 44 731 8013
The residency is run by the Kuopio Academy of Design, Ladies Association of Kuopio
The Ladies Association of Kuopio was founded 1860. A handicraft school for poor girls was established in 1884. From then on, the Association has been providing handicraft and design education. Past 23 years the name of the school has been Kuopio Academy Design. The campuses of the Association and the Academy are located by a beautiful lake and forest area in Eastern Finland.
Residency is located in the top 3rd floor (no elevator). The size of the residency is 79.5 square metres. The Design Residency of Kuopio Academy of Design is intended specifically for the designers. Time period for one residency is 1-4 weeks and weekly rent is 200 €. We offer for the designer the residency, versatile workspaces, extensive equipment, literature and gallery space. We hope that designer runs a workshop and/or gives a lecture, which will be compensated. Designer has a possibility to perform an exhibition in our gallery.
Expenses paid by designer: travel, housing (rent), supplies and food.
Expenses paid by the organisation: hourly based wage from lectures, workshops and feedback studios. Some basic materials are offered by the residency.
Description of residency: internet connection, library, office, kitchen, computer, printmaking facilities, ceramics and glass work facilities, wood working tools, knitting and sewing tools, plaster room, photograph tools and studio, computer class with full equipments (e.g. 3D printer) and programs for designers. Residency includes private apartment studio and shared studios.
Working language: English and/or Finnish.
Other activities happening at the space: workshops, seminars, gallery and Creative Association of Artists (Mylly).
How to reach the Design Residency of Kuopio Academy of Design
By train: the Kuopio railway station is located about 20 minutes walk from The Kuopio Academy of Design. The train journey from Helsinki to Kuopio takes about 4 hours
By plane: the Kuopio airport is located approximately 30 kilometers from the Kuopio city centre
By car: the main highway number 4 and 5 runs straight from Helsinki to Kuopio. The distance is approximately 400 kilometers.
Application by email or by post.
Designer for the residency is selected by the residency committee.
All the applicants are encouraged to apply financial aid from their local art councils, cultural foundations and institutions or other organizations to cover travel costs and other expenses.
Visual arts, music & sound art, (artists working in the intersection of sound and contemporary art).
Itäinen Rantakatu 8, FIN-20700 Turku
Artists’ Association Arte / Gallery TITANIK, Itäinen Rantakatu 8, FIN-20700 Turku
Tel +358 (0) 45 8998772
The working space, 20m2, is adjoined to the contemporary art gallery Titanik. It can function also as an exhibition space for the artist-in-residence. Residency apartment is one-room flat near gallery.
Residence for sound artists, working in the intersection of sound and contemporary art.
Residencies from one to three months. Free accommodation and studio. The artists must fund all their living expenses including food and transportation.
Application deadline for 2016: Feb 15th – March 15th 2015
Tel.: +358-(0)9-310 88406
The Villa, run by Helsinki City Cultural Office, offers for its guests a pleasant home away from home.
The residence is a unique lately restored wooden villa, originally built in 1889. It is located near city centre but in a pittoresque Eläintarhanlahti Bay area and surrounded by a little park in the waterfront.
The residence upstairs consists of 5 bedrooms for one person. Four of those rooms also have an extra bed.
The guests have a living-room to share, as well as 2 toilets, 2 showers and a kitchen.
N.B. The Villa has no separate studio spaces, workrooms or exhibition rooms. The rooms are only suited to small-scale work, e.g. computer-based work, writing or sketching.
The Villa is not suitable for persons with mobility impairments.
A disabled artist may accommodate his/her assistant in an extra bed in the same room at no extra charge.
Villa Eläintarha is an artists’ residence which is intended for foreign nationals and for Finnish artists permanently resident abroad. Eläintarha residencies are available both to artists visiting Helsinki as guests of local organisations and to artists working independently. Residency durations may vary from one week to one month, depending on the needs of the artist.
With the residency programme, the Cultural Office seeks to promote the mobility of artists and collaboration and networking between local arts organisations and artists from abroad. In the application process priority is given to community-oriented arts projects and projects which bring art and culture to areas beyond the city centre.
The costs: 28 € per night for the first 14 nights, thereafter 10 € per night.
The application process is continuous. Applications are processed within one month of being received. To submit an application, please use the application form on the Villa Eläintarha website.
tel. +358 44 207 4650
Villa Sarkia is a residence upheld by the culture association Nuoren Voiman Liitto and the city of Sysmä in southern Finland.Nuoren Voiman Liitto is responsible for selecting the residents and the city of Sysmä maintains the residence itself.
Villa Sarkia was built in the beginning of the 20th century. There are three rooms for residents in Villa Sarkia, two singles and one double. There is also a common lounge area and a kitchen.
The residence is primarily designed to give young writers and translators the chance to focus on their personal literary undertakings in a private and inspiring setting. Residency periods in Villa Sarkia are between one to three months.
The intention of Villa Sarkia is to provide an environment for young writers and translators to work in privacy and improve their professional skills, and also to increase the diversity of the cultural life of Sysmä. In accepting residency, each applicant agrees to one (1) performance at a nursery, school, library or other occasion organized by the city of Sysmä during their stay. Should their stay fall on the summer months, residents are also encouraged to organize activities on behalf of Sysmä’s Kirjakyläpäivät, a local literary festival held in July. The residence is a wonderful addition to the versatile range of cultural activities in Sysmä.
Villa Sarkia also offers regular seminars and events at which artists and researchers from various fields can meet and exchange ideas.
Applying for the spring period (1 Jan – 30 Jun) ends on 31 Oct and applying for the autumn period (1 Aug – 31 Dec) ends on 31 May.
Åland Archipelago Guest Artist ResidenceKökar, Åland
The centre offers accommodation in a house located just a few metres from the sea. Two apartments: 1) 2 rooms, kitchen and wc, 2) 1 room, kitchen and wc, a shared shower. The building has good central heating for cold weather. If needed, there is also possibility to use a simple photography darkroom, a ceramic studio with a kiln and a smith’s cottage.
The center offers artists who want to find inspiration from nature an opportunity to develop their work. The center also wishes to improve artist’s ability to pay attention to constructed natural environment and, eventually, to find new ways for interaction between artists, society and environment.
Working period minimum 3 weeks. The fee is 10 euros/day.
The dead-line for applications concerning May-April (next year) is in February. Freely formulated application, work plan + CV.