Kolin Ryynänen Residence for Artists

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Name of Residency: Kolin Ryynänen Residence for Artists

Kolin Ryynänen is ideal for those seeking nature and peace. It is situated in Koli village next to a national park in North Karelia in Eastern Finland, close to Russian border. The nearest bigger town is Joensuu. Though nowadays we also have some busy months in Koli.
There is a Gastro-pub downstairs ( food, drink and sometimes Live music…) in the same building. So if you look for silence and peace it is better to apply peaceful months. In Koli quite busy times are around Christmas and the New Year, the skiing season from the end of February until Easter time and of course the summer months.

Kolin Ryynänen residence for artists is situated in an old house in the middle of small Koli village. Downstairs there is a bar / cafe and the residence is upstairs a quite big studio and an accommodation for one artist, a couple or a family ( two rooms and the kitchen ).In the yard district there is sauna and the museum and you can walk straight to beautiful forests of Koli National Park. The rent is 250 €/one person a month (for extra person it is 100 €/a month).
An application for the year 2019 can send to the address : koliresidence@gmail.com until August 2019.

Residency Programme since: 1999
Description of Organisation:


The Koli Cultural Society is a small group of people living at Koli village, taking care of the residence ant wanting to make Koli´s fine landscapes well- known also for the foreign artists. The nature in Koli is outstandingly beautiful with lake Pielinen and forest covered hills. Koli´s hills are remnants of the ancient mountain range Karelidit. The highest point of the range of hills is Ukko-Koli, rising about 347 meters above sea level.
Koli is famous for the great inspiration it provided for the many famous Finnish writers, painters and composers during the National Romantic Period of the 19th century. Hence it is called the Finnish national landscape.

Organisation founded in: 1999
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
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: Private 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?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
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
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): The rent is 250 €/one person a month (for extra person 100 €/a month).
    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?:
    • Exhibition
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Downstairs is cafe / restaurant
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Joensuu
    Nearest Train Station: Joensuu
    How to reach by plane: You can also fly to Joensuu from Helsinki. For more information please check www.finnair.com
    How to reach by train: There is a regular train service from Helsinki to Joensuu . The journey takes about 4-5 hours. Timetables can be found at www.vr.fi. The Shuttle taxi from Joensuu to Koli.
    How to reach by car: Coaches run to Joensuu from Helsinki, for more information check www.matkahuolto.fiFrom Joensuu to Koli village you have to take a shuttle taxi that has to be reserved 24 hours before. The number is +358 2074 4392
    Street & Number: Art Residence Kolin Ryynänen, Ylä- Kolintie 1
    Postal Code: 83960
    City: Koli
    Country long: Finland
    Art Residence Kolin Ryynänen, Ylä- Kolintie 1
    Koli 83960 FIN
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