Finnish Artists´ Studio Foundation

Name of Residency: Tapiola Guest Studio

Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation started an international artist exchange programme in Tapiola Guest Studio in 1997 in order to promote international working opportunities for visual artists.

The Tapiola Studio House, located in a park-like setting just beside the sea, was designed in 1955 by professor, architect Aulis Blomstedt for visual artists. It is a single-storey row-house type wood building, which houses, besides the international guest studio, also nine other residential studios for local artists.

The programme provides artists time and space to focus on their creative work and opportunities to get acquainted with Finnish artists and art scene.

The working space is 6 meters high and north-facing, there is a wooden floor and walls have been painted white.

Residency Programme since: 1997
Description of Organisation:

The Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation provides affordable working studios and live/work spaces for visual artists. The Foundation has permanently 320 artist-tenants in Finland.

The Foundation also provides residency programmes; it manages studio buildings for Finnish artists to work in Spain and Italy and runs an international AiR programme in Espoo Finland. Furthemore, the Foundation collects and shares information on Finnish AiR scene and provides information on residency opportunities both for artists and for organizations, see

Organisation founded in: 1990
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : The Foundation can help the resident artists to have contacts and an access to certain art workshops (e.g. printmaking, photography, new media) through its contacts and partnerships.
    Application process: Other
    If other, please specify: Artists are invited to Tapiola either through exchange agreements, that have been developed on a reciprocal basis, or through open calls.
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 650 € per month (in 2019)
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Helsinki-Vantaa airport
    How to reach by plane: Helsinki-Vantaa airport (15 km)
    How to reach by car: The guest studio is located in Espoo, 8 km from the centre of Helsinki and can be easily reached by public transport, bus or metro (20 mins).
    Street & Number: Lemuntie 4 D 21
    Postal Code: 00510
    City: Helsinki
    Country long: Finland
    Lemuntie 4 D 21
    Helsinki 00510 FIN
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