The DESIGN Kuopio Residency provides time and space for designers and artists to focus on their production and/or research. The DESIGN Kuopio Residency offers residency program for designers and artists. We offer workshops with equipments, a studio for research work and a private apartment. We appreciate that the designer in our residency would teach, give a public lecture and/or run a workshop beside their own design work. Designer could also run a project with local entrepreneurs. The amount of the work and payment are agreed separately with the designers. The designers are offered new contacts to the local art field and design organizations as well as to the local community.
The designers are given opportunities to take part in the activities of the different groups of Academies of Design by teaching and organizing workshops. During the residency period we hope that the designer or artist works with our different groups of Academies of Design. Education of Academies are themed by the history of Finnish design from the Stone Age to future as fall and spring periods: fall 2016 &rdquoStone Age and the beginning of design&rdquo, spring 2017 &rdquoMiddle Ages &ndash the new era of design&rdquo, fall 2017 &rdquoThe Peasants of Design&rdquo, spring 2018 &rdquoRomance&rdquo, fall 2018 &rdquoIndustrialism&rdquo, spring 2019 &rdquoFrom Industrialism to Future&rdquo. Via design education we bring the history of design to today.
The DESIGN Kuopio Residency is located on the top 3rd floor (elevator). The size of the residency is 36 square metres and it comprises a living quarters (kitchen, bathroom + Finnish sauna). The studio-appartment is suitable also for a designer couple or two designers, if you want to apply as a group. Even a family residency is possible.
The DESIGN Kuopio residence program is open for designers and artists year round. Residency periods range from one week to four weeks. The rent is 60 &euro/day or 300 &euro/week and it includes the right to use residency appartment and Academy of Design?s shared studios and equipments. Selected designer and artists pay costs for their travelling and working as well as living during residency.The application time for the residency is ongoing. Applications can be made by an application form on Design Union website www.designunion.fi
The DESIGN Kuopio Residency is run by the Ladies&rsquo Association of Kuopio. The Ladies&rsquo Association of Kuopio is an ideological organisation which seeks to advance and support arts and crafts, design, culture, visual arts and the creative industries, as well as welfare. The Ladies&rsquo Association of Kuopio was founded 1860 and its handicraft school for poor girls was established in 1884. From then on, the Association has been providing handicraft, design education and employment. Since the year 2000 the name of the school has been Kuopio Academy of Design.
Childrens-, Youth-, Adults- and Seniors Academy of Design are run by the Ladies&rsquo Association of Kuopio. Academies provides design education for students of various age groups. Design education is based on creativity, craft skills and joy of making. Education of Academies are themed by the history of Finnish design from the Stone Age to future. Based on the history, our Academy gives further education for SME?s and professionals working in the field of design.
The Kuopio Academy of Design is located by a beautiful lake and forest area in Eastern Finland. The Academy is in the historical setting and surrounded by old buildnings, parks and water in the heart of the city of Kuopio.
- Independent Association/Foundation
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- Months: 1
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Printmaking facilities
- Woodworking tools