A residency programme on the island of Örö in the Archipelago National Park, Finland. Our main focus is visual artists working in experimental fields of art, art-science collaborations and interdisciplinary art projects. We also encourage researchers in humanistic and social sciences with an interdisciplinary approach to cultural and political themes to apply.
Örö is an island in the southern outskirt of the Finnish archipelago. Used as a military fortress from the early 1900s until the end of 2014, the island is now open for civilians and has become a part of the Archipelago National Park. The island&rsquos nature is unusually pristine and home to many rare species. With one shore facing the open Baltic Sea and the other being sheltered by the archipelago, Örö is a concentration of diverse habitats and geotypes. The military history and the ongoing conversion towards nature tourism add more layers to the scenery.
The residency programme is located in an old officers’ house in the southern tip of the island. The house has two apartments, both having two rooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. An apartment can be utilized by a single visitor for separate living and studio spaces, or shared by two artists, a workgroup or a family. The apartments are equipped with basic furniture, tools and necessities for living and working.
The residency periods are free of charge. We provide accommodation; you will have exclusive use of the apartment, tools and accessories. However, we do not cover your travel costs, food or daily expenses.
The programme is administered by Örön Residenssikeskus ry, an artists-run organization functioning as a co-operative platform. We seek to collaborate with diverse interest groups and organizations in the fields of art and research to ensure a versatile use of our residency and to realize various interdisciplinary projects.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Months: 1
- Months: 2
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- New Media
- Private accommodation
- Shared accommodation
- Private studio / workplace
- Shared studio / workplace
- Space for partners, families, pets
- Woodworking tools
- Small hand and power tools available
- Production costs
- No requirements