Air Frosterus is a unique rural place in Northern Finland. We provide artists the time and peace to focus on their work. The beautiful location allows the guests to get inspired by Finnish nature and the four seasons. The local community is active and open and encourages artists to communal projects.
Silence, sauna and the naturally flowing Pyhäjoki -river are all part of the local culture at Kärsämäki. Though relaxed, the residents of Kärsämäki are very active in organizing events and they have a small town do-it-yourself-attitude. With the hosting organization being a highly active force in the cultural scene of Kärsämäki, residency artists have a front-row seat to the local cultural life.
The length of a residency period can vary between one and six months. A possibility to arrange an exhibition is provided. Depending on the time of the residency a beautiful gallery space at the centre of Kärsämäki is provided for the artists to exhibit in. Community projects and workshops are welcomed. The opportunities to cooperate with the local artists and the community are good.
Air Frosterus can host up to four residencies for individuals or couples at once. Our spacious residence allows artists to choose if they want to concentrate on their own work or to collaborate with each other. All visiting artists have a private bedroom/study and the possibility to have their own studio for the period of their stay. Artists with all mediums can find a suitable working space from the selection of our private studios. The in-house shared studio and common areas allow artists to meet each other, collaborate and get inspired by the work of others.
Kattilakoski cooperative is a non-profit organization. Residency fees are used towards maintaining the residency house, a historically valuable vicarage.
Double room/ one person – 315 € /month
Double room/ couple – 415 €/month
10 percent discount for students.
Included: Bed linen, towels, Wifi
A booking fee of 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.
We welcome artists from all fields of art and design to apply to our residency at the beautiful natural landscape of Kärsämäki, Finland. The deadline for year 2020 is 30.09.2019. Apply by filling in the application form that you can find on this page. Remember to fill in your project plan and state if you are interested in arranging an exhibition, teaching courses or arranging workshops. We encourage all the artists to choose two possible periods of stay.
Artist selections are made by the board of Kattilakoski cooperative by 15.10.2019. Selected artists are informed personally.
For detailed information, please visit our webpage: airfrosterus.org
Kattilakoski culture cooperative is located in Kärsämäki and it is the thriving force behind the local cultural scene. The non-profit organization was established in 2012. We promote local and national culture and create new international connections with the help of artist residence programs and European voluntary service projects. The cooperative collaborates with the local community, schools and artists.
Members of the cooperation are cultural associations with their own main focuses: Finland Life Story association arranges an annual Life Story Festival, a national storytelling competition and provides critiques service for writers. Art association Elsuupa is responsible for the annual Ars Kärsämäki, a recognized contemporary art summer exhibition. Shingle Church support association maintains the world known modern wooden church that was built at the beginning of this decade using methods from the 18th century. Music in the Shingle Church -association arranges a yearly three day classical music festival and invites musicians around the country to perform at the shingle church.
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- Visual Art
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- Textile Art
- Private accommodation
- Shared studio / workplace
- Space for partners, families, pets
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