Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre

Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre welcomes printmakers to apply for a three months residence in June/August (2020) and one month residence in October every year

  • Three months residence

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020. More information about the residence can be found in our English website.

Ratamo residency program offers:

– free accommodation at the guest room in the city

– free working at the printshop (except plates, papers and special materials)

– a grant of  600 euros for living and material costs

– a living local artists? community

  • One month residence

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2020. More information about the residence can be found in our English website.

Ratamo residency program offers:

– free accommodation at the guest room in the city

– free working at the printshop (except plates, papers and special materials)

– a grant of 300 euros for living and material costs

– a living local artists community

Residency Programme since: 2001
Description of Organisation:

Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre includes Galleria Ratamo along with both printmaking and photography studios, and is geared for those interested in creating, experimenting and learning printmaking and photographic techniques.

Galleria Ratamo presents primarily printmaking and photography exhibitions.

The Ratamo centre is designed for both professionals and amateurs. The space is also used for classes and workshops which are organized by both Ratamo and other organizations such as the Adult Education Centre (Kansalaisopisto). Professional artists and experienced amateurs are able to rent the studio space for their personal creative production. The centre also maintains active international contacts.

Ratamo is situated in the Jyväskylä Veturitallit complex (former roundhouse) almost in the centre of the city and it is run by the Jyväskylä Art Museum (printmaking) and the Centre for Creative Photography (photography.

Organisation founded in: 1999
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Printmaking
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Printmaking facilities
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): The chosen artists will get a grant of 600 euros for living and material costs (3 moths residency) and 300 e (one month residency) &euro (one month residence).
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Jyväskylä airport, 20 km from the city
    Nearest Train Station: Jyväskylä trainstation, 200 m from the centre
    How to reach by plane: Few daily flights from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, flight time 50 minutes.
    How to reach by train: Several daily connections from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, travelling time 3 hours.
    How to reach by car: From Helsinki to Jyväskylä 235 km, travelling time 3 hours and 15 minutes. Several bus connections from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, travelling time 3 hours 30 minutes.
    Street & Number: Veturitallinkatu 6
    Postal Code: 40100
    City: Jyväskylä
    Veturitallinkatu 6
    Jyväskylä 40100 FIN
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