+358 44 3631 503
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.
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum
tel. 0207 181 654 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts
Together with the Saastamoinen Foundation, Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts offers international opportunities for Academy of Fine Arts alumni in the form of residency scholarships. The residency programme supports doctoral studies of visual artists after their master’s studies by providing scholarships in high-quality residency centres that have signed a partnership agreement with the Academy of Fine Arts. The partners are Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, and Space in London. In addition, it’s possible to receive a scholarship to Rijksakademie van Beldeende Kunsten in Amsterdam, if a graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts is selected to its residency programme.
Applicants to the residency must be Academy of Fine Arts alumni. Details about the residencies and grants can be found on Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts website.
More detailed information on how to apply can be found on Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts website: https://www.uniarts.fi/en/academy-of-fine-arts
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.
Application deadline October 30th 2015
Tuulensuu Visitors’ Studio
A two-storey timber building (175m2) designed by architect Kimmo Kuismanen. The 75m² studio is 7 metres high. The studio was designed primarily for painters.
The living area consists of a kitchen, living-room, two bedrooms, sauna etc.
The building is located in central Finland, near a small village called Pasala, 29 km north-east of Viitasaari, on the shore of Lake Kolima. There is no regular public transport.
The Tuulensuu Visitors’ Studio, sculpture park and art collection are maintained by a private foundation.
The Tuulensuu Visitors’ Studio offers artists the opportunity to work in the peace and beauty of the Finnish countryside.
The studio can be rented during spring, summer and autumn. The prices are 1000 euros per four weeks, 900 euros per three weeks, 600 euros per two weeks and 300 euros per one week.
All artists residing in Finland can apply for the Tuulensuu Visitors’ Studio. Applicants should preferably be familiar with the Finnish countryside.
Written free-form applications in the spring annually, further information can be found www.tuulensuu.net -> Visitors’ studio
Applicant and the residency organization will sign a rental agreement upon the use of the premises.
Cultural Services, City of Porvoo
Exhibition Coordinator Henrik Lindqvist
tel. +358 40 489 1610
The residence is located on the Western River Bank of the Porvoo River in the Culture and Congress Center Art Factory. Approximately 20 artists and creatives work in the building.
The residence consists of a work space and living space. The flat (open kitchen, bedroom, bathroom/shower) has a floor area of 56 m², and the work space with a high ceiling has a floor area of 35 m².
The fee for the space is 50 euros per week, or 200 euros per month.
The residency, established in the autumn of 2018, is maintained by the cultural services of the City of Porvoo. The artist-in-residency is supported by the Art Factory Foundation.
Representatives from various fields of art and culture may apply for the residency.
The length of the residency can be agreed based on the artistic plan for the residency. The residency may last 1–6 months. Requests for shorter visits are also taken into consideration.
The objective of the artist-in-residence programme is to strengthen the existing national and international networks and create new connections and communal projects to benefit local artists and cultural operators as well as residents.
Cultural services will select the artists-in-residency based on applications.
Applications can be submitted at any time, read more on the application process from the website.
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.
Read more: www.arteles.org
Read more & apply online: www.arteles.org
Pirkko Siivola, tel. +358 (0)400 556292, email pirkko.siivola(at)artranta.fi
Housing and meals are served in Karstulan Evankelinen Opisto (folk high school in Karstula), there is also an atelier where you can work.
Artranta Association was founded by a group of design enthusiasts in a small town called Karstula in Central Finland. Artranta has worked with a team of top Finnish designers: Aki Choklat, Jonas Hakaniemi and Harri Koskinen. The vision is that within a few years the Artranta Design Residence Centre will be built in Karstula.
Duration of residencies: 1–3 months
Number of designers at a time: 1–3
Expenses paid by Artranta Association:
What is expected of you
Expenses paid by designer: Travels, food & own work materials
The Artranta Residence will be the first design and architecture residence in Finland. You can get the most inspiring environment for your own projects in Artranta. The nature with its forests and lakes offers a calm and peaceful place to work with natural materials and to live in. One can use wood and its by-products, plants, clay, textile, skin and bones of animals etc., all natural and sustainable materials in your design experiments.
Applications all year long.
By email: pirkko.siivola(at)artranta.fi
Svenska Österbottens förbund
Raastuvankatu 23, FIN-65100 VAASA
Tel. +358-(0)50 347 0522
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.
Applications by May 31st yearly
Skandinaviska föreningens konstnärskollegium i Rom / Circolo Scandinavo per artisti e scienziati
Via della Lungara 231, 00165 Roma, Italy
Tel: (+39) 069 558 1862
The centrally located 15th-century building has 4 rooms available. The rooms have good natural light. Shared kitchen, living room, library, terrace.
Residencies are preferably a minimum of 2 months.
The program may include cultural events (artist talk, a master class, literary event, concert etc.) all of which are open to the general public, and other projects designed to promote Nordic artists in Italy.
The application period is from 1st of February to 1st of April.
Technical producer Ina Niemelä
+358 50 305 7513
During the the 2–4 week residency periods, artists will work on new artistic projects or conduct artistic research.
The companies and artists selected for the residency will have have at their disposal Cirko’s rehearsal or theatre space and social spaces. The resident companies and artists are also offered technical, production, communications and artistic mentoring by Cirko’s staff.
Cirko welcomes applications from contemporary circus artists who are Finnish citizens or residents as well as from interdisciplinary project teams with at least one member who is a Finnish contemporary circus artist.
Kuopion Rouvasväenyhdistys ry
Piispankatu 8, FIN-70100 Kuopio
anna.raisanen (at) muotoiluakatemia.fi
+358 44 731 8003
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. See the prices on our website.
We offer for the designer the residency, versatile work spaces, 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 equipment (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).
See the travel / arrival instructions on our website.
Application should be submitted by using the online application form.
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.
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.
by Jan 15th annually
ESKUS – Performance Center
Tel: +358 45 8740 470
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.
Merja Aho, merja.aho(at)finlit.fi
Translators selected to take part will stay at Villa Salin, located in Helsinki’s Lauttasaari district.
Villa Salin is a large house dating from the early 20th century. It is about a 10-minute metro ride from central Helsinki. There is enough space for 5–6 translators to stay at a time.
FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange supports and promotes the publication of Finnish literature in translation around the world.
FILI organises an annual translators’ residency programme that is open to literary translators living outside Finland who have a book translation in progress.
Translators living outside Finland who have a book translation in progress can apply. Applications must include a plan of work to be completed during the residency.
The translators’ residency includes accommodation, a stipend and partial reimbursement of travel costs.
The translators’ residency is open to applications from translators who:
Fiskars Air/ Onoma, Tornikellorakennus, FIN-10470 Fiskars, Finland
Tel. +358 (0) 400241017
The Fiskars Village AiR was founded in early 2006 by the Artisans, Designers and Artists of Fiskars Co-operative. The residence offers the artists a fully furnished apartment for 1-3 persons and a separated working space. Kids and spouses are welcome.
Professional overseas (i.e. non Finnish-resident) craftspeople, designers, artists and other creative professionals may apply for the residency. The Artist Residency is available year-round with residency periods ranging from 1 to 2 months. A monthly maintainance fee of 300 euros/ month (2018) 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 usually in September-October.
Frame Visual Art Finland
Ratakatu 1 b A 9
Laura Boxberg, Head of Communications
+358 44 739 6079
Frame hosts curatorial residencies and collaborates with international partners in organising artist residencies for Finnish artists abroad.
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 fields.
Artist residence Frosterus
Kattilakoski Culture Cooperative
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 current residency fees can be found on the website of the residency.
(Sonic Factory -music studio has its own pricing depending on services.)
An open call is organised every fall for the residency periods of the next year.
Vantaan taiteilijaseura ry/ Vantaa Artists Association, Artist House Gjutars
The Gjutars residence apartment:
The artists must bring their own materials and equipment. Together the apartment and the studio are approximately 35 m2 in size. Electricity, water, heating and internet are included in the rent. In addition to the rent, the artist must pay a deposit of 50 €. The money will be refunded if the apartment has been cleaned and is in good condition. There is also a bicycle the artist can use during his/her stay. Ask more information from the office.
Applications by email:
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
The residence offers work space for artists and creators. The 82 square meter house has two bedrooms. Kitchen, living room, indoor sauna, bathroom and toilet facilities are all shared between the residents. The well-equipped kitchen, work space, piano, indoor sauna, bicycles, Kicksled “potkukelkka” (in the winter time) are at the guests’ disposal free of charge. There is also a private beach, lean-to shelter laavu and barbecue facilities for the residents.
In the vicinity of the beach, the Quiet House offers a place for tranquility surrounded by birds and a lake. Outdoor sauna is available for an additional charge. There is a dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, television and a fast 30 Mbps internet connection in the residency.
The use of the work space and the barn gallery is split between two residents. It is possible to work either in or outdoors. The old barn building has a 25 square meter heated work space with two work stations. The same building has a 50m2 barn gallery. For an additional fee, the loom can be found at the village house 3 km away.
The residency is run by the Hakoniemi Residence Support Association.
Founded in 2019 in Oravisalo, Rääkkylä, Hakoniemi residence is a peaceful and inspiring working environment, located and inspired by the beautiful lake-side nature of Northern Saimaa archipelago. We would like to offer a residency place for sustainable work plans of different kinds, and an interest to the natural environment. The residence is suitable for artists, musicians, writers, artisans, designers, researchers and architects among others.
Please note that there is no permanent staff living in the Hakoniemi house, so the residency is best suited for guests who are used to working and residing in self-directed environment. The location is remote, situated 15km away from the village center with no public transportation.
For 16 years, the farm of Hakoniemi in Oravisalo was inhabited by painter Jorma Pajarinen. His studio and a barn gallery were located in the yard of the Hakoniemi farm. Hakoniemi with its surroundings is an ideal destination for artistic work. In addition to the lake-side nature, the proximity of the Russian border and the history of the region are strongly present. The nearby Salpapolku offers a chance to get to know Finnish military history and the diverse nature of the Northern Saimaa archipelago. With the recovery of the endangered Saimaa ringed seal (Pusa hispida saimensis), there is a real possibility to spot one these chubby swimmers sun bathing on the cliffs.
For the founders of Hakoniemi Residence Support Association, it is important to revive the culture, music, design and diverse art of Rääkkylä. Through the residence, the support association and artists are able to work in co-operation with the local community and companies.
We want residency artists to experience the same inspiring environment of the Saimaa archipelago that has been provided to us for decades. The lakes, nature, animals, people and everyday life on the inland islands of the Northern Saimaa are the source of inspiration for artistic and creative work.
For further information on residency fees, see https://www.hakoniemi.com/en/artist-residency
Application period: Spring 1.1-31.5 & Autumn 1.9-12.12.
Residence is open for applications. Please tell us your requested length and time of stay and attach a portfolio / cv to your application with a work plan for the residency period. Please state if you are interested in using a loom during your stay or any other special wishes you might have.
There are two rooms in the residence and a room is assigned per application. However, two people (working pair etc.) can apply for the same room. Please note that second person cannot be added after submitting the application.
Please send an open application to email@example.com with subject ‘Application for Residency’.
Pets are welcome to Hakoniemi residency if agreed beforehand. Please mention it in your application, if you wish to take your pet with you to the residency period.
Please note that the residency period is shared with another applicant, please let us know in your application if you wish to have the applied residency period all by yourself.
Families are also welcomed to apply to Hakoniemi.
For further information, see https://www.hakoniemi.com/en/artist-residency
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
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
Kemijärven kuvanveisto- ja kulttuurisäätiö
PL 37, Fin-98101 Kemijärvi
Tel. +358 40579 1644
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.
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.
Dead-line for applications for the year 2018 ends on the 31st of August 2017.
+358 40 7617945
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.
The residency is located in an idyllic cultural heritage site by the river Iijoki and is surrounded by an active village community. The fully furnished residency space includes two private rooms with a shared studio space and kitchen, making it comfortable for individual artists as well as artist groups. The location is far enough from traffic for peace and quiet, yet near enough to transportation that cultural events in Oulu can be reached conveniently.
KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre, located in the municipality of Ii in Northern Finland, offers two residency programmes that allow artists explore and develop their artistic practice, collaborate with locals and be inspired by the surrounding environment. Art professionals, such as artists, curators and researchers are welcome to apply to the KulttuuriKauppila residency programmes.
The KulttuuriKauppila Artist-in-Residence (KK AiR) programme offers artists a unique environment to focus on their artistic practice and research. The KulttuuriKauppila Artist-in-Community programme (KK AiC) hosts socially engaged art projects that give artists an opportunity to work with the surrounding community and build co-operation with relevant local actors.
The residency period will be tailored for each artist or artist group according to the artists’ own project plan. We are happy to facilitate interaction with the local community. On the application form, applicants can let us know about their interests, such as having an exhibition or hosting a masterclass.
The duration of the stay can vary between one and six months. The rent of the residence room is 300 € per month per artist and 450 € per month for artist couples. A booking fee 100€ will be charged after the confirmation of the residency period. The booking fee will be compensated in the rent but not refunded if the residency period is cancelled.
You may apply to one or both programmes with the form that can be found at: https://kkair.artcurator.io
The application deadline is 30 April 2019 at 16:00 EEST for residency periods in 2020.
Fill in the application form and attach your CV and portfolio as a PDF. You will also be asked to share your motivation to apply. Prepare a short project plan with one picture. The send button will become available when you have completed all the mandatory fields marked with an asterisk.
The KulttuuriKauppila jury makes the selection of the residency artists.The selected applicants will be informed personally and the selections will be published on our website and social media channels.
Minna Tarkka, minna.tarkka(at)m-cult.org
Producer Tiina Pehkonen
Tel. +358 40 667 3922
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.
Read more https://www.mustarinda.fi/
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 twice a year.
Application guidelines can be found on the museum’s website: www.nelimarkka-museo.fi/en.
City of Outokumpu
Hovilankatu 2, FI-83500 Outokumpu
Markku ”Werne” Tanskanen
The International Residency for artists and researchers is located in Outokumpu, North Karelia in Eastern Finland. Accommodation and work areas are located in the Old Mine area, one kilometre from the centre of Outokumpu. The Old Mine Residency is operated by the City of Outokumpu.
There are four 12-24 m² rooms and guests have the use of a common kitchen, dining and living area, sanitary facilities and laundry facilities. There is also a studio for artists and a writers’ room in the building. The rooms have basic furnishings.
Working spaces that must be booked separately are Old Mine’s spaces, the Kiisu Theatre, Kiisu Hall, Karbidi and Marita Cultural Center. Their use is negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
The facilities of the residential building are not handicap accessible. The mining area is also not completely handicap accessible.
Residency is open for artists, scientists and art&science research teams. Group residency can be applied for by art/science working groups and organisations with a business ID. We also encourage multidisciplinary projects that combine science and art.
More information on the website. Application period annually in September.
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.
AiR-leader, exhibition coordinator Åsa Lönnqvist
+358 40 594 0394
Selected residency artists receives free access to a small (30 m2) furnished and fully equipped living space. A separate working space may be arranged.
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, focusing on contemporary art, temporary and permanent art in public settings, and the foundation’s own, constantly growing art collection.
Snäcksund – The Croft – open to Nordic artists, curators, art critics and educators, is a place for short periods of artistic or art-related research.
The Croft is adjoined to the Snäcksund – Villa residence and is built around both invited projects and periodically announced open calls. Each residency is planned individually to match the needs of the project. Due to the diverse character of projects we facilitate both short and long stays (up to 2 months).
Participants receive travel allowances for the most economical return journey and a production support according to need. The foundation supports the artists with knowledge about the region and a broad network of contacts.
Via The Croft residency programme the foundation seeks to engage in sustainable development by applying principles that are also embraced by the foundation’s other programmes and activities.
The Open Call for participation in 2019 has a deadline on Friday 18 May 2018.
Applicants shall provide the following information titeled THE CROFT by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Write your application in Swedish, Finnish or English. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within June 2018.
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.
RaumArs A-i-R, Kuninkaankatu 37, 26100 Rauma, Finland
Executive director Hannele Kolsio
tel +358 (0)44-0545419
Residency locades in the World Heritage site Old Rauma. The apartment consists of two bedrooms (2 beds in both room), a lobby, a kitchen, a toilet and a shower/toilet in a wooden detached house. The yard consists of 9 lodgings. You can be living alone, with your mate/partner or with other artists (max 4 at a same time, but you share the bedroom only with someone you know/comes with you). Artist will take care of cleaning of the apartment so that it stays in a good condition for the next artist to make herself/himself at home.
Rauma Art Museum and artists’ studios locate close by.
RaumArs is a small independent association, which functions in the Satakunta region in western Finland with help from local art and cultural institutions, organisations and individuals.
The main idea of RaumArs residency is to bring artists and art closer to people by producing community-based art projects. Priority is in community/participatory artists & art.
With our collaborators RaumArs board of management chooses 4–10 artists per year of which 2–4 artists will receive a stipend (free accommodation, some production money and some assistance).
The main selection criteria will be the artists’ motivation to work in collaboration with local people, the proposal and the quality of previous art. Many of the projects are carried out with children or youth, but artists actualize the project according to their wishes and collaborate with any group they wish for. Very often shows, performances or events happen in unconventional spaces. Please read about the old projects from our Archive and create one of your own with a new audience :).
RaumArs has successfully been collaborating with Rauman Seudun Katulähetys (Rauma Street Mission including homeless, workshop trainees and youth work) and Rauman Seudun Työnhakijat (Association for the Unemplyed of Rauma) so we all wish for new art projects in collaboration with artists.
The applicant doesn’t have to have previous teaching experience, but need to prove to be able to carry out the project. RaumArs will give some assistance in producing the accepted proposal for a stipend artist. English will be the working language and should be spoken reasonably well.
Artists pay the travel and living costs themselves. RaumArs does not have a separate studio or working space. In most cases art practices/workshops etc. are done with local people at collaborator’s space. In the apartment there is a lobby to be shared. In some cases studio space can be arranged and the artist needs to negotate it with the third party beforehand. In most cases it has rental.
During the residency artists create communal/public/environmental/site specific artworks or have the possibility to create independent art works and possibly to present their work in the form of an exhibition/performance/education/workshop/event during or at the end of the residency period. Exhibitions can not be guaranteed to every artist, because RaumArs do not have a space of it’s own.
Every artist pay a registration fee and deposit money, which is refundable in the end of the residency.
Mrs. Hannele Torniainen
Tel. +358 50 5171797
hannele.torniainen( at )gmail.com
We have 3 residency rooms. Rent for a room is 250 €/month.
In residency building there are 3 rooms, a common kitchen and bathroom in upstairs. Rooms can be locked. In a room there is a bed, a blanket, a pillow, two tables, some chairs, a wardrobe, a radio and a lamp. Rooms are suitable for working without water.
In upstairs we have television and a small library. Sauna and laundry room are in the basement and free for residents. Artcenter is near a lake and residents can use a boat. There is also a bicycle available. The nearest shop is 4 km from Artcenter and we help with transport.
In the Villa we have a cafe, which is open from Wednesday to Sunday at 12-17. There are also some conserts, exhibitions and other events.
The Art Center Järvilinna rents permanent working studios for local artists and residencies for visiting artists. It is located by the lake Leppävesi in Laukaa in central Finland, 15 km away from Jyväskylä. The main building – Villa – is surrounded by several other smaller buildings, in which we have a printmaking studio, blacksmith, ceramic studio and casting workshop. There are also one painter and a carpenter. The Art center is surrounded by a large park and forest and offers a peaceful place for artists, who seek for silence and privacy.
We have had residents from Finland, Estonia, Slovenia, Japan, Russia, Poland, Italy, Germany and France.
During or in the end of the residency, the residents have an opportunity to have an “open table show” at the Villa of Järvilinna. Residents can also rent an exhibition room for 125 €/month.
Residency in Artcenter Järvilinna is run by to Kauko Sorjonen Foundation.
Applications can be sent by email to jarvilinna(at)gmail.com. More information on how to apply can be found on the website of the centre, www.jarvilinna.fi/residency
The artist selection will be made by Kauko Sorjonen Foundation.
The Saari Residence is located in a tranquil rural setting surrounded by nature, situated on the shore of Mynälahti, 30 km north of Turku. The diverse workspaces and peaceful countryside surroundings provide a productive setting for focusing on one’s work.
The Saari Residence is not intended for networking within the field of art or for hosting exhibitions or performances. No exhibition or performance is required at the end of the residency period.
The workspaces for artists at the residency are situated in the old stone barn, which also houses a dance studio, three different-sized studios intended mainly for visual artists, a sewing machine and a woodworking shop. The spaces for literary work are located with the accommodations. Each artist or collective is allotted a private workspace for the duration of their residency. Some of the manor’s outbuildings can also be used as workspaces during summer.
The residence does not have a darkroom, media room or equipment for printing, pottery, graphics or textile work. Artists may also apply for a residency for the planning stage of their work.
The Saari Residence apartments have a kitchen or kitchenette with basic amenities, and one of the buildings has a shared kitchen. arger apartments are intended for literary artists, researchers and artists with families. Each resident has an apartment to themselves, including an en suite shower and toilet.
Groups stay in more compact accommodations and often share apartments.
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 manor house is not accessible.
Each workspace and apartment has an internet connection (ethernet, optical fibre). The Saari Residence does not have a Wi-Fi network.
The Saari Residence, maintained by Helsinki-based Kone Foundation, is an international residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland. It offers an excellent opportunity for artists of all disciplines and nationalities to focus undisturbed on creative work in the scenic surroundings of a rural manor house, as well the chance to interact with other residents.
The residence’s long-term activities and thinking are underpinned by an ecological approach, which also covers social and psychological sustainability. Its keywords are slowness, insight and change. An ecological approach is not a criterion in the artists’ selection process: the ecological focus is on residence activities.
An individual residency spanning two months includes accommodation, a workroom and a monthly grant, the sum of which is determined by the applicant’s experience (€2,500/€3,000/€3,600 per month). The purpose of the grant is to cover the costs of living, travel and other expenses.
In summer all premises are reserved for workgroups and the residence functions as a production residence. Groups can apply for grant for a work period of two to four weeks. As part of the Saari Residence’s social sustainability, accessibility and diversity, workgroups arriving from Global South can apply for support for their flights.
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
The Saari Residence hosts approximately 35–50 residents or workgroups each year. Since the residency opened in 2008, nearly 650 artists from 50 different countries have participated in the program. The award rate for residencies is around 5–7 %.
Application period for residencies begins on 1 March and ends on 31 March 16.00 Finnish time (Eastern European Summer Time, GMT + 3).
The open call for residencies is always for residency positions occurring the following year.
Submit your proposal through the online grant service. Applications cannot be sent via email or outside the online service. Please read our guidelines carefully before applying.
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.
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.
Keuruu Museum, Kangasmannilantie 4, 42700 Keuruu
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.
Further information on how to apply: www.keuruunmuseo.fi
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 4 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.
Rent is not charged for residencies.
The application period for 2021 is 1.2.–1.4.2020.
Taiteilijayhdistys Hiljaisuus ry
Tökärinkuja, 99110 Kaukonen
Toiminnanjohtaja Jonna Leppänen
The Silence residency provides a working space suitable for performing arts in the community hall of Kaukonen. The village of Kaukonen is located along the river Ounasjoki.
The working space / the community hall has a surface area of 7.9 m x 9.6 m and a height of 4.46 m. If needed, dance mats, one aerial rigging point, lighting and audio devices suitable for rehearsal use, and yoga/acrobatics mats are provided. The artist-in-residence may also use the green room of the community hall.
Artists-in-residence are also provided with an apartment for 1 to 3 persons in the community house.
The residency is maintained by the artist association Hiljaisuus ry. The association organizes every year the Silence Festival which gathers together contemporary classical music and contemporary circus artists to the village of Kaukonen.
The Silence residency is an international multidisciplinary residency for artists focusing on performing arts. The Silence residency does not exclude any form of art but primarily supports multidisciplinary work, various performing arts projects, contemporary circus projects, and cooperation of artists from the northern regions.
The residence is meant for both Finnish and international artists.
The residence provides a working space for an artist or a team for 2 weeks at a time.
During the residency, an event open to the public will be arranged (for example, a meeting with the artists, a discussion, a demo presentation, a workshop or a school visit). The residence personnel will help the artists arrange the public events, acquire the supplies, and get to know the surroundings. The personnel will also act as a contact between the artists-in-residence and the locals. Artists are encouraged to use the village & its surroundings as a source of inspiration and as performance venues.
The artists-in-residence are selected on the basis of applications.
For further information on how to apply >>
Mark Mallon, +49 177 620 6928 or +358 41 535 6065
The residency is run by The Literature and Culture Association Särö.
The residency is open for Finnish writers, artists and researchers.
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 work studio is a spacious and airy 40 sqms of open space with a table and an easel. Living quarters contain three rooms.
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.
Detailed information concerning the rental costs for the studio and apartment can be found on the website.
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.
Detailed information on how to apply >>
Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, Lemuntie 4 D 21, FIN-00510 Helsinki
Tel +358 (0)50 4203062
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 Finnish Cultural Foundation awards grants for international artists’ residency programmes each year.
Residency grants can be applied for during the August round of applications. Applications should be submitted using the Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Online Application Service.
Artists’ Association Arte / Gallery TITANIK, Itäinen Rantakatu 8, FIN-20700 Turku
Tel +358 (0) 45 8998772
Titanik A.i.R. programme is run by Arte Artists’ Association in Turku, southwestern coast of Finland.
The working space, 20m2, is adjoined to the contemporary art gallery Titanik. Titanik is wheelchair accessible. Residents are welcome to use Titanik’s audiovisual equipment during their stay (however, availability depends on Titanik’s exhibition programme).
The cosy, fully equipped studioapartment is close to the city centre, within walking distance from Titanik. The apartment is suitable for one person or a couple. Kids and pets are welcome too, yet the apartment is only 25 m2 in size. Unfortunately, the apartment is not wheelchair accessible.
Residence for sound artists, working in the intersection of sound and contemporary art.
Residencies from one to three months. Residency programme is self-directed: we provide accommodation and a work space. The artists must fund all their living expenses including food and transportation. We wish each selected resident will present their practice during one public event, which may be e.g. a short installation at the Titanik A.i.R. studio space, an open studio event, a screening, a talk, or a performance.
Titanik Safer Space
At Titanik everyone is accepted and respected equally without any presuppositions, and attention is paid to everyone’s needs. In the space no form of harassment or discrimination is tolerated.
The application period for 2023 is 2 March – 1 April 2022. The organisation is actively working towards bringing more diversity into the field of contemporary art. We warmly encourage people from diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply.
The residents are selected by the Arte board.
Kaitlyn Hamilton / +358-45787-06071
Joni Judén / +358-45-228-8209
TUO TUO operates in a former school building 8km from the center of Joutsa. Completed in 1930, the log building accommodates three artists at a time. Each resident receives a fully-furnished private bedroom, dedicated work space, and access to the kitchen, common areas, laundry, grounds, etc. Small groups and collectives (3–6 people) who apply together can also have access to the entire space/ facilities.
The studios are all former classrooms (38m²–62m²) with large windows and Wireless Internet access. The barn, yard sauna, cellar, and indoor exhibition space are also available to artists.
Joutsa is located 2.5 hours north of Helsinki and easily accessible by (direct) bus; TUO TUO provides transportation to/from the Joutsa bus stop.
TUO TUO aims to function as an incubator for expression and new ideas, a place where solitary breeds solidarity. TUO TUO prioritizes projects and proposals in the fields of Ecological art and research, Ecopsychology, Permaculture, and interactive public works.
TUO TUO’s Residency program is not built on the concept of fulfillment, demand, or production. Residents are not committed to realize projects during their stay. Residents are selected based on the correlative balance between their desired conditions and TUO TUO’s means and provisions.
The residency period is 1 to 6 months. Artists have the opportunity to organize exhibitions, performances, lectures, workshops, or other events during their stay. Artists with similar environmental and conditional requirements will be hosted together for synergy and ease.
During the residency, artists are encouraged to make use of the surrounding nature as well as renewable and recycled materials.
There is a year-round open application online. Follow the website or sign up for newsletter for information on thematic open calls.
Open application and further information: shorturl.at/hvHZ8 / www.tuotuoarts.com
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.
Assistant to Executive Director
+358 50 544 9218
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation’s artist studio offers Finnish visual artists or visual artists living permanently in Finland the opportunity to live and work in Helsinki. The studio is intended for visual artists living outside the metropolitan area.
The artist-in-residence will have access to a tall and bright 76 m2 studio apartment in the center of Etu-Töölö at Temppelikatu 1 A. The studio includes a sleeping loft, a kitchen and a bathroom. The studio is furnished. In the studio, the artist can do all kinds of artistic work that does not disturb the rest of the apartment building residents. Unfortunately, the space is not wheelchair accessible.
The studio is available for a 6-12 months period. The length of the work period can be agreed on within the framework of the artistic plan and shall be justified in the application.
In addition to the studio apartment, the artist will receive an incentive grant (€500/month) to cover living, travel and material costs. Election and payment of the incentive grant require working and living in the residence during the residency period granted. If necessary, the partner or the family of the artist can move into the studio with the artist.
The residency shall be applied for through the online grant service during the application period. The application period starts around 6 months before the start of the residency. The starting day of both the application period as well as the residency depend on the length of the previous residency.
When the applications are evaluated, factors to be taken into account include, among others, the professionalism of the artistic activity, the work plan and the importance of the stay in Helsinki for the applicant’s work. The applications will be processed by the visual arts committee of Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.
The residence is located on the island of Kökar in the Åland archipelago between Finland and Sweden. It is run by Kökarkultur rf, a local non-profit cultural association.
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.
For first-time residents, the length of the residency is 4 or 8 weeks. In addition to the 4 and 8-week periods, some 2-week residency periods are also available for returning residents. The residence fee is 70e / week / person. The residence fee does not include travel, work, and living expenses.
Kökar is a peaceful place for working and thinking in the middle of stunning nature and a friendly community.
Professionals in all fields of art and working with interdisciplinary projects can apply for the residency. We are interested in projects and processes that Kökar and the residence, as a physical, cultural, and social environment, can nurture and support.
We offer those in the residence a supportive working atmosphere and opportunities to get to know the island. During the residency, it is also possible to present one’s work process or its results.
The application period is January for the residency period from April the same year to March of the following year. More information and application guidelines can be found on the residence’s website.