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.
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 www.artinres.fi
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- No requirements