RaumArs A-i-R

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Name of Residency: RaumArs ry – Rauman taiteilijavierasohjelma

Artists applying to a residency are expected to present a project plan for a community/collaborative/participatory art practise, public/social art project or an environmental project, which will be realized during the residency. The main selection criteria will be the artists’ motivation to work in collaboration with local people, the proposal and the quality of previous art. Many of the projects are carried out with children or youth, but artists actualize the project according to their wishes and collaborate with any group. The applicant doesn’t have to have previous teaching experience, but need to prove to be able to carry out the project.

RaumArs offeres accommodation in the heart of Old Rauma, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In a year the board of directors chooses 2–4 community/stipend artists to whom RaumArs gives a room free of charge, some materials and administrative help in producing the accepted proposal for community/participatory art projects. Other chosen artists work independently and pay a small monthly fee. All artists pay travelling, art transporting and living costs themselves.

English (Finnish/Swedish) will be the working language.

Application time once a year in spring. RaumArs can take one artist (including curators), artist couple, a group or a family.

RaumArs offers accommodation in a wooden Old Rauma house. The apartment of 82 sqm has 3 rooms and a kitchen. Downstairs kitchen, bedroom and wc. Upstairs lobby, bedroom, shower-wc. You can be living alone, with your mate/partner or with other artists 1-4 at a same time.

No studio or working space, because most of the workshops happen at schools or similar spaces. Due to this e.g. for the dancers an alternative dance project is recommended. In some cases artist can negotiate a workshop space from our partners.

Please read DETAILDED INFORMATION ON RAUMARS WEB SITE. Calls for specific projects/months change each year.

Residency Programme since: 1997
Description of Organisation:

In 1997 a working group representing different areas of culture, initiated a wide programme for visiting artists in Rauma town and Satakunta region. In 1999 Raumars became a registered and an independet association. Residence is collaborating with local shools, art institutions, art museums, music school and widely with different associations and festivals. Organisation has a board of directors and a part time executive director.

Organisation founded in: 1997
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
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 4
  • Months: 5
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared accommodation
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Small hand and power tools available
  • Musical Instruments
  • Fabric and textiles
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Promotional services
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Yes, e.g. schools
    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): 100€/person
    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): For community/stipend artists working with a community project accommodation free of charge (worth 850-900€/month) and a small budget for materials and rentals against receipts. Administrative/PR help. Also stipend artists pay a registration fee, that qurantees the place.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Other
    • Housing
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Accommodation
    • Production costs
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    • Workshop
    • Teaching
    • Other
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Helsinki or Turku
    How to reach by plane: Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (260km), contine with a bus Helsinki–Rauma. From some European cities there are straight flights to Turku Airport (distance 90km). Busses from Turku bus station to Rauma. There is no use to fly from Helsinki to Turku.
    How to reach by car: Location in the Rauma town centre, in the Old Rauma.
    How to reach by boat: From Stockholm to Turku.
    Street & Number: Postal address: c/o Rauma Art Museum, Kuninkaankatu 37
    Postal Code: 26100
    City: Rauma
    Country long: Finland
    Postal address: c/o Rauma Art Museum, Kuninkaankatu 37
    Rauma 26100 FIN
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