Kökarkultur r.f

Name of Residency: The Åland Archipelago Guestartist Residence

The Åland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence
in Kökar was created in 1977, first for an international artist exchange project with Ireland and Catalonia in 1997.

The residence offers artists who want to find inspiration from nature a great opportunity to develop their work. The basic idea behind the creation of this residence is to experience a new surrounding for creative work. The residence also wishes to improve artist`s ability to pay attention to constructed natural environment and, eventually, to find new ways for interaction between artists, society and environment.

The center is welcoming artists in
Visual arts, literature, perform arts, design, research, crafts, art journalism, architecture, pottery, media art, photography, sound art.

There`s a possibility to use a ceramic studio connected to the nearby local museum, where it is possible to make ceramics from the local clay. There is also a smith`s cottage. Local sheep wool is also available if you are interested in for example wool felting.

Residency Programme since: 1997
Description of Organisation:

Kökarkultur r.f is “”the mother “”organisation and residence is one of its under organisations. The residence group are members of government for Kökarkultur.

The residence offers accommodation in a house located on a rise looking out over the Hellsö bay and is just a few meters from the sea.

There are two apartments + two studios
1) 2 rooms, kitchen and WC
2) 1 room, kitchen and WC

Several showers and also sauna available.
Bed linen and towels are supplied.
There`s wifi in the residency.

There is fee 10 € day/person.
The residence arranges excursions and boat trips for the artists to local historical, cultural and natural sites in the area.
Bicycles are also available and when necessary transportation by taxi. The distance from the residence to Karlby village is 7 km (shop, bank and post office). There is no bank automat on the island.
The ferry port is 12 km from the residence, the transport will be fixed by the residence.

Please send freely formulated application, work plan + CV by the end of January for open call you can apply for the time period April – March.
The residence is open all year round.

Please state the preferred duration of your stay.

You can also of course inquire about possible free periods.

Address for applications is: The Åland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence, Kökarkultur r.f,
AX- 22730 Kökar, ÅLAND,

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:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
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?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Ceramics facilities
  • Library
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Ceramic facilities
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): 10€/day/person
    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
    • Production costs
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Mariehamn
    Nearest Train Station: Stockholm or Turku
    How to reach by plane: Mariehamn, Stockholm or Helsinki
    How to reach by train: By train from Helsinki to Turku then bus to Korppo/Galtby then ferry to Kökar
    How to reach by car: By bus or own car from Helsinki-Kaarina-Korppoo(3,5h) then by ferry Korppoo (Galtby)-Kökar(2,5h). By bus or own car from Mariehamn to Långnäs, then by ferry Långnäs to Kökar all together 3,5h Transportation to Kökar: Ferries Ålandstrafiken Tel +358 18 25600
    Street & Number: Kökarkultur/Gästatelje
    Postal Code: Hellsö 22730 Kökar, Åland
    City: Kökar
    Country long: Finland
    Kökar Hellsö 22730 Kökar, Åland FIN
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