We are looking for Art Professionals from all disciplines for whom the archipelago nature and the surrounding seaside could be an interesting area to contemplate or a theme to work on. We can offer time for thinking without a pressure to produce a new work.
We encourage a dialog between the visiting artists, both national and international quests and a dialog with local people and the environment.
Applications any time! Also separate Open Calls a few times a year
Our special area is the unique archipelago nature, with the nearby Archipelago National Park and biosphere area. We have light summer nights May-July. Autumn deep darkness, star nights and possibly ice at winter time Jan-March and frozen sea when a heavy winter – AARK has something specific with nature around the year. Our location is by the seaside and nearby forest.
Our residency can offer a quiet retreat as well a more social setting – depending on the artists needs and other art professionals visiting.
AARK residency has 3-4 apartment studios:
– 2 Seaside 72m2 apartments w 2 bedrooms each, downstairs apartment has a terrace. Suitable for 2 artists to share or a family.
– 1 airy Single Studio, private 56m2. Kitchen, open bedroom, toilet / shower. For 1-2 or a family.
-1 Retro Studio, private 56m2 with kitchen, toilet/shower and separate bedroom.
We co operate with Barefoot Path, an exhibition focusing on site-specific and environmental art within walking distance 2km from the residency, www.barfotastigen.com
We have a small forest area just outside the house for some site-specific work.
Ruff basement space 30m2 for what ever use.
Sauna is one basic part of Finnish culture, we have sauna in the house. Swimming in the sea.
AARK is a non profit Artist-Run, independent local association run by a small family team, directed by visual artist Renja Leino since 2015.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Weeks: 2
- Weeks: 3
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Education Programmes
- Private accommodation
- Shared accommodation
- Private studio / workplace
- Shared studio / workplace
- Small hand and power tools available
- No requirements
- Open Studios