Mobility Funding – Kulturkontakt Nord

Application rounds for Mobility Funding are announced. Mobility Funding can be applied by individuals and small groups for travels within the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Application deadlines in 2019:

03.01.2019 – 04.02.2019 15:59
04.03.2019 – 04.04.2019 15:59
23.07.2019 – 22.08.2019 15:59
19.09.2019 – 21.10.2019 15:59

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Saari Residence (FI)

The Saari Residence is a tranquil facility and a fruitful meeting point for artists and researchers. The Saari Residence offers Finnish and non-Finnish artists, critics and translators the chance to work intensively for a period of two months in a relaxed countryside setting in Mynämäki Finland from September to April. Artistic groups may also apply for use of the residence’s facilities for limited periods of time from May to August. Each resident is provided with an apartment and workroom.

Kone Foundation provides monthly grants for the duration of the residency period. Groups can apply for grants to compensate for expenses.

Application period for residencies in 2020 ends on  29.3.2019

For more information on how to apply: Instructions for residency applicants

Residencies for Academy of Fine Arts’ Alumni (NL) (USA) (CA)

The University of the Arts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts started in 2015 a residency programme for its alumi funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation. The programme is supporting post-graduate studies of visual artists by awarding grants for several high-quality residency centres, which have a partnership with the Academy. These are Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York, Space in London, and LIFT – Liason of Independent Filmmakers in Toronto. The open call for all these residencies closes on the 4th of March.

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Serlachius residency (FI)

The Serlachius residency, situated in Mänttä-Vilppula, Finland, is a residency studio maintained by Serlachius Museums and the Mänttä Art Festival. Some 20–30 artists or groups of artists work in the residency each year. The residency application period for 2020 is 1–28 February 2019.

The Serlachius residency, which has been operating since 2015, is aimed at creative professionals, such as artists, researchers and curators, working in the field of the visual arts. In addition to a studio and accommodation, the residency offers contacts with local art professionals as well as opportunities to engage in community-based projects with the people of Mänttä.

The length of the residency period may be from one to six months. In addition to individual residency periods, applications may also be made for production residencies spread over several years. No rent is charged for the residency period. Instead, the residency guests are expected to provide a written report about their work in Mänttä.

Accommodation for residency guests is provided in Einola house, in the culturally and historically valued park milieu of Serlachius Museum Gösta. The studio and exhibition premises are in an Art Nouveau building known as Aleksanterin linna, located next to Serlachius Museum Gustaf in the centre of Mänttä, around three kilometres away from Einola. Residency guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements as well as their working and living costs during the residency period.

Residency applications are made using the online application form. The form and application instructions can be found on the residency website when the application period begins. Late applications will not be processed.

The residency website and a link that opens when the application period begins can be found here:

Additional information:

Mobility grants (FI)

The mobility grants (former artist-in-residence and travel grants) awarded by the Arts Promotion Centre of Finland are intended for professional artists to help cover the foreign traval costs or working costs abroad. Application periods three times a year. Next application deadline 28.2.2019.

For checking the deadlines and further information