Plattform AiR Kyrkslätt – The Outlaw Library Project

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Plattform rf association organizes several 1-4 week FREE artist summer residencies in Kyrkslätt (Kirkkonummi), near Helsingfors (Helsinki) in southern Finland.

Theme for the year 2019 is outlaw private underground library for the community and hut building. Artist chosen to the program is asked to join these projects based on his/her own skills and interests (on average 1-3 hours daily).

You can apply to the program if you work in any field of art or other creativeness and want to live in real 1940-70´s Finnish summer cottage (incl. traditional wooden heated sauna).

Objective of the residency program is to promote contemporary art in all its diverse forms and create something new for the community to share.

The small and spartan living and working space is totally free for you, including necessary electricity (not for heating, enough blankets guaranteed). Basic summer camping like hygieny possibilities (sauna with warm water and outdoor toilet) guaranteed.

There is also plenty of open air space (and whole forest and a village) to express yourself. Basic hand tools and some materials provided.

We will help you with transportations and offer you also some free study trips and artist gatherings in southern Finland. Plattform rf also makes you possible to meet people living in the community and near.

Whole residency program, duration and other activities can be tailored to fit your personal interests, just ask.

From the cottage there is a daily bus connection (bus stop 50 metres) to the greater capital city area.

You will have free access for a bike and a rowing boat too. Grocery store and village bakery in walking distance. Cloth washing possibility with a machine minimum once in a week, otherwise by hand. Campers and vans allowed.

To apply, please send below informations to email: tommi(DOT)lempinen(AT)iki(DOT)fi

(1) Free formed application and recent CV
(2) Portfolio (at least 3 images, video, audio, essay or web links as relevant)
(3) Possible supporting materials to describe your residency project, as applicable (for example, sample schedules, images/videos, web links, etc.)

When chosen, you are supposed to present a copy of your travel tickets to Finland in one week time window. Otherwise your application will be cancelled.

Residency program and accommodation is 100% FREE, including your possible family. We appreciate wild, creative and productive out of the box thinkers.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

Plattform rf association is voluntary based cultural organisation working mainly in Swedish speaking bi-lingual Finland.

Association itself and it’s latest projects (like CAPO – car pooling boosted by art, The Fiskars Log Raft Residency, The Hajala Railway Station Exhibition Residency and The Pojo Rap for the Raseborg Municipality) are funded by several, mostly Finnish Swedish foundations, some good willing private persons and the Ministry of Traffic and Communications in Finland.

Organisation founded in: please-choose
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Finnish
  • German
  • Swedish
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: N/A
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Welding tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Other
If other, please specify:

Limited supply of basic tools. Outdoor areas and sauna
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
If other, please specify: All allowed
Application process: please-choose
Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
  • Donation of artwork
Selection process: N/A
Setting: Rural
Nearest Train Station: Köklax (Kauklahti) Esbo (Espoo)
How to reach by plane: By car (taxi) about 30 minutes (37 km) to Helsingfors (Helsinki) Airport. Public transport much slower (1h 40 min) but possible.
How to reach by train: Nearest local train station is Köklax (Kauklahti) Espoo (Esbo), 9 km drive.
How to reach by car: About ten minutes from Helsinki ring road 3 (Kehä III).
Country long: Finland