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.
Duration of residency
The duration of the residency is 1-3 months and the residency periods available are March, June, July and August 2020. (Other residency months of the year 2020 are reserved for artist exchange programmes with partner organisations.)
The Tapiola Guest Studio (total 83m2) includes a working and living area with a kitchen, a bathroom and a living balcony. The guest studio will be in private use of the resident artist.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
There is an easel, a printer, some basic tools and a wireless Internet access. The studio is equipped with two working tables (additional tables can be built on trestles / doors).
Studio / Workspace
The studio / purpose-built workspace is in private use of the resident artist. It is 6 meters high, north-facing, has white walls, good lights and a wooden floor.
Fees and support
The rent is 650 € per month. The residency does not include any working grant nor travels.
Expectations towards the artist
Optional Open Studio event presenting work-in-progress of the artist