Except for working days the weekly program consists of visits in the neighbourhood and Hameenlinna Art Museum, grilling evening, experiencing Finnis sauna. The artist may put up his/hers own exhibition and keep one day open house for visitors. We expect the artist to introduce his/hers own project before the time of the residency. For us one of the main ideas is to be able to create contacts between international artists and at the same time give a picture of artists` work in Finland. Also we wish to introduce one part of our life and culture in the southern part of Finland and in the countryside. It is free to walk in the forests and by the lakes, go swimming, pick berries and flowers, and thus also experience the surrounding nature.