The Tapiola Guest Studio is part of the Tapiola Studio Building which houses nine other work/live spaces for local artists. The semi-detached building, located in Espoo, 8 km from Helsinki, was designed especially for visual artists in 1955.
The residency is mainly self-directed. The resident artists can focus on their own work in a purpose-built studio and in a surrounding without usual everday obligations and routines and make acquaintance with the Finnish art life and artists. The Foundation offers practical assistance and guidance on the local art scene.
The guest studio has been in the use of international artists since 1997. The resident artists are selected through the artist exchange programmes, by partner organisations or through open calls.
The residency programme is run by the Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation which main aim is to provide affordable working studios and residential studios for visual artists in Finland. Advancing the working conditions of the visual artists, the Foundation also promotes the opportunities of the artists to work abroad through residencies.