Fiskars Village Artist in Residence

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Fiskars Village Artist in Residence?s mission is to stimulate the professional exchange and networking between creative professionals in Fiskars Village and overseas. The residence is open to non-Finnish professionals of all creative businesses, nationalities and ages. This includes working craftspeople, designers, all artists and art disciplines, architects, curators, producers, journalists and researchers. Students and Finnish residents are not considered for the residency.

The Fiskars Village AiR offers one fully furnished apartment with private kitchen, bathroom and separate work space in a traditional, newly renovated house in the heart of Fiskars Village. While the residency is mostly self-directed, the Fiskars AiR coordinator and Onoma staff will do their best to connect you with local professionals and organisations for studio visits and possible collaborations. The summer months are most suitable for independent research and social networking whilst the winter season offers more time and space for production. Workshops, artist talks, screenings, micro exhibitions or other events are encouraged and it is our wish that the visitor donates an art piece or product to the AiR collection at the end of his/her residency.

Artists do not pay any rent for the residence apartment with work space. However, a monthly maintenance fee is required from all artists for the complete period of residence. The fee covers maintainence and hosting costs. The fee should be payed at least two (2) months prior to the first day of the offered and confirmed residence period. Artists must finance their own travel to/from the village, her/his own food and other daily requirements, including working materials.

Artists/professionals are selected once a year on the basis of applications. The selection is made by an appointed work group consisting of 6 professionals within the creative branches. At selection, special attention is given to the applicants professional level and on the adequacy of the work in Fiskars Village.Տ

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Residency Programme since: 2006
Description of Organisation:

As one of the oldest ironworks in Finland and the birth place of the Fiskars Corporation, international exchange and community engagement has always played a natural part in Fiskars. Today this countryside village is inhabited by hundreds of creative professionals forming a unique, vivid art community in a protected, cultural landscape. The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars? arranges international exhibitions in Fiskars all year-round. Since 1996, Fiskars have become an established showroom of high-class arts and crafts. The village has numerous workshops and hosts nationally noticed events such as the antique, wood, slow food and knife happening.

Organisation founded in: 1996
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Digital application
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Helsinki Vantaa / Helsingfors Vanda
    Nearest Train Station: Karjaa / Karis
    How to reach by plane: Helsinki Vantaa is the closest airport.
    How to reach by train: Fiskars is reached by taking the train from Helsinki to Karjaa and the bus from Karjaa to the village. Note the bus time schedules does not always run very frequently and on Sundays there are no buses at all.We recommend visiting artists taking a pre ordered taxi from the airport, especially if they have heavy carriage.
    How to reach by car: By car from Helsinki, follow the road west towards Hang_ѝ/Hanko, turn into Karjaa and from there towards Pojo/Pohja. Just before arriving to Pojo/Pohja, turn right to Fiskars Village.
    Street & Number: Clock Tower Building
    Postal Code: 10470
    City: Fiskars
    Country long: Finland
    Clock Tower Building
    Fiskars 10470 FIN
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