Aalto Residency

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Aalto Residency is an international residency programme focused on architecture and design. The residency programme operates at the Säynätsalo Town Hall, designed by Alvar Aalto. The building is considered one of Aalto&rsquos most significant designs and provides an inspirational environment for creativity, in a unique combination with the Säynätsalo island, surrounded by lake Päijänne, and the old industrial community. Alvar Aalto himself was so enchanted by the area that he designed a summer house for himself and his family just four kilometers away.

Tavolo Bianco Oy is in charge of running the Aalto Residency. The residency programme is conducted in co-operation with the Alvar Aalto Foundation.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

A new company was founded in fall 2017 to help activate the different functions at the Town Hall.

The business idea for this company is to provide tourism, accommodation and event services as well as operate a residency program for architects, designers and visual artists in the Town Hall premises.

Harri Taskinen, entrepreneur, self-employed, multitalent in publishing, member of Alvar Aalto Society, CEO of the company

Heli Leinonkoski, administrative Director of the City of Jyväskylä, board member of the Alvar Aalto foundation and Alvar Aalto Society, chairwoman of the company’s Board of Directors

Operations are done in co-operation with the Aalto Foundation.

Organisation founded in: 2018
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Private company
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Finnish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Textile Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): circa 2500 e
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Jyväskylä
    Nearest Train Station: Jyväskylä
    How to reach by plane: Plabe timetables & tickets: www.finnair.com
    How to reach by train: Train timetables & tickets: www.vr.fi
    How to reach by car: Google maps Three hours from Helsinki.
    Street & Number: Parviaisentie 9
    Postal Code: 40900
    City: Jyväskylä
    Country long: Finland
    Parviaisentie 9
    Jyväskylä 40900 FIN
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