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.
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,
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Weeks: 2
- Weeks: 3
- Months: 1
- Months: 2
- Months: 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Ceramics facilities
- Ceramic facilities
- Production costs
- No requirements