For the Sake of Being(s)

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Name of Residency: For the Sake of Being(s) residency

For the Sake of Being(s) residency is located in South Savonia, in the municipality of Enonkoski, next to the Kolovesi national park, in a former village school of Ihamaniemi. The surrounding of the two-floor wooden building is a Finnish rural landscape, with lakes and forests all around.

We offer two three month residency periods per year (from March to May, and from September to November) and the residency is open for artists of various fields, also writes and researchers.

The residency includes three bedrooms of various sizes, and two large separate studios, which are suitable especially for both dance and performance artists, and for visual artists as well.

We provide inspiring surroundings and a meeting point for people to encounter each other and to develop their creative practice. We’re connected to local farmers, have a little garden and provide quality organic ingredients for your guests.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

For the Sake of Being(s) is a social enterprise and the three points of focus of our activities are art, education and wellbeing. We operate to promote and develop a healthy relationship towards ourselves, our body and mind, and to the nature as a holistic interconnected system and source of all life. In Olo-center, of which the residency is a part of, we organise workshops and events on topics such as art, ecology, self-development, wild food, permaculture, etc.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
  • Education Programmes
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Other
  • Small hand and power tools available
  • Access to salvaged and natural materials
  • Library
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Other
If other, please specify:

Self development through somatic awareness classes
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Other
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : We can connect you with local associations and spaces for exhibition and collaboration opportunities
    Application process: Digital application
    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): From 150€ a week.
    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
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Gardening
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Savonlinna
    Nearest Train Station: Savonlinna
    How to reach by plane: Fly to Helsinki, Lappeenranta, Savonlinna or Joensuu. More info:
    How to reach by train: Savonlinna, Vihtari or Heinävesi stations. More info:
    How to reach by car: More info:
    How to reach by boat: More info:
    Street & Number: Päivärinteentie 10
    Postal Code: 58180
    City: Enonkoski
    Country long: Finland
    Päivärinteentie 10
    Enonkoski 58180 FIN
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