Titanik A.i.R.

Titanik artist-in-residence programme (Turku, Finland) offers one- to three-month residencies for artists, working in the intersection of sound and contemporary art.

Titanik residency is run by the Arte Artists’ Association in Turku, southwestern coast of Finland. Titanik A.i.R programme has been running since 2006, shifting it’s focus to sound in 2013, which made it the first sound art residency in Finland.

The working space, 20m2, is adjoined to the contemporary art gallery Titanik (open to public Tue-Fri 12-18 pm and Sat-Sun 12-16 pm), located in the city centre, on the shore of the river Aura. The artists can work in the Titanik A.i.R. studio space 24/7.

The residency period includes a possibility for exhibiting in the A.i.R. studio space. Additionally, the artists may arrange public screenings, performances etc. during the residency at the gallery space. There is also a possibility to use tools and audiovisual equipment upon agreement.

Artists are provided with free accommodation in a beautiful, fully equipped flat in city centre, within walking distance from Titanik Gallery. The apartment is suitable for a single artist or a couple. The artists must fund all their living and working expenses, including food, transportation and material for exhibition.

Please prepare an individual submission, including:
– Short motivation statement (max one page, pdf file) with preferred dates of residency, and possible interest in hosting an exhibition, artist talk or other event.
– CV (max two pages, pdf file).
– Samples of recent work as one link (for example dropbox), no attached images/files.

Everything listed above must be provided to complete application. Only pdf files are accepted and all work samples other than one complied link will be dismissed. Please send your submission by e-mail to info@titanik.fi.

Next Open Call for Titanik A.i.R. will be in the spring of 2020.

Residency Programme since: 2006
Description of Organisation:

Ttanik A.i.R. is a residency program run by the Arte Artists’ Association in Turku, Finland. The aim is to promote contemporary art in the city, as well as improve the professional, social and economical benefits of the artists.

Arte runs Titanik A.i.R. residency programme (founded in 2006), and contemporary art space Titanik (founded in 1988).

Organisation founded in: 1960
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Finnish
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Music
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Open call
Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Urban
Nearest Airport: Turku city airport.
Nearest Train Station: Turku main trainsatation or Kupittaa train station.
How to reach by plane: Turku Airport (distance 8 km) Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (150 km). Bus available from Helsinki Airport to Turku. Tampere Airport (distance 150 km).
How to reach by train: Good connections from Helsinki or Tampere by train or by bus.
How to reach by car: Located in the centre of Turku.
Street & Number: Itäinen Rantakatu 8
Postal Code: 20700
City: Turku
Country long: Finland
Itäinen Rantakatu 8
Turku 20700 FIN
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