Name of Residency: Haihatus Artist Residency

Haihatus Art Center offers accomodation and shared studios for artists, writers and researchers of varying fields. There are good possibilities for interactivity and collaboration in the art center and it is also the aim of the Haihatus residency.

It is possible for artists to organize happenings to perform and presentate their own art. Twice a year joint exhibitions are open for all visual art residents to participate.

Six accomodation rooms are sized 17 – 23 m2 (four single and two double rooms), artist studios and practice spaces are 10 – 60 m2. Residency periods range from one month up to six full calendar months.

Each room has a tiny kitchen of its own. The fee (650/month/single room/person or 975/month/double room/couple) includes the right to use the shared studios, a joint kitchen-living room, electric sauna, etc. The allergic ones might be good to be aware that there are three cats living in the residence house.

Applications can be made by a form on Haihatus website www.en.haihatus.fi

Residency Programme since: 2012
Description of Organisation:

Haihatus is a lively, relaxed and interactive meeting place for various forms of arts. It is located in Joutsa, a small rural community in central Finland.

The aim of the organization is to promote art without borders, both in making the art as well as presenting it. Haihatus is best known for its annual contemporary art summer exhibition and its inspiring artist residency.

In the Haihatus yard there are three houses: exhibition house Haihatus, residence house Utopia and art event house Fantasia. The purpose is to provide space for creation, encourage exchange between artists and different artistic disciplines as well as to active the art life in and around the Haihatus Art Center.

Organisation founded in: please-choose
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Woodworking tools
  • Welding tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Helsinki-Vantaa 200 km
    Nearest Train Station: Jyväskylä 70 km
    How to reach by plane: to Helsinki-Vantaa and by bus to Joutsa 200 kilometres. 1,3 km walk or taxi ride from Joutsa bus station.
    How to reach by train: to Jyväskylä and from Jyväskylä by bus to Joutsa 70 km. 1,3 km walk or taxi ride from Joutsa bus station. Train is not the best option to arrive, because there is no train station in Joutsa.
    How to reach by car: 200 kilometres road E75 from Helsinki to Jyväskylä direction.
    Street & Number: Jousitie 70
    Postal Code: 19650
    City: Joutsa
    Country long: Finland
    Jousitie 70
    Joutsa 19650 FIN
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