WARIA Artbreak

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Name of Residency: WARIA Artbreak AIR

WARIA Artbreak AIR, an artist run activity, is located in the North of Finland offering basecamp for foreign visual artists and curators.We are providing opportunities and networks for art professionals to create a dialogue, exchange of ideas and new co-operation with northern artists.

At the moment WARIA Artbreak AIR is offering two residency programs for creators:

EXPLORING THE NORTH program aims at providing a unique curatorial experience by an intensive excursion and research period in Northern part of Finland. The participants are given the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and create contacts for their future projects together with art professionals in the North.

Y-AIR is bilateral programme between Northern Finland and Japan which aims to support the artistic activities of emerging young artists. The program was piloted in 2017 and the selection of the participants is made once a year by jury in both countries.


Residency Programme since: 2007
Description of Organisation:

WARIA is cooperative of freelancers working in the field of creative industry, cultural events and media. Our members are artists, photographers, graphic designers, producers, educators, translators, interpreters and curators of the visual arts. WARIA produces public works of art, community art, street and media art works, short and documentary films, both as order projects and as own production.

Organisation founded in: 2004
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Swedish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Curatorial
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Woodworking tools
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Our residency programs are designed together with local art universities, galleries and art associations.
    Application process: Project based
    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): 600 €
    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
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Oulu Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Oulu
    Street & Number: Koppelonniementie 12
    Postal Code: 91100
    City: Ii
    Country long: Finland
    Koppelonniementie 12
    Ii 91100 FIN
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