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.
Duration of residency
1-2-weeks, longer periods accepted if negociated
We have double rooms, single room and a small cottage (2-3 persons) for a family or groups of artists. If it is ok for the artist to share a room so that is also possible. All our accomodations are summer accomodations with modern toilets, shower, washing machine and sauna in a nearby building. We have kitchen facilities for the artists to prepare their own meals.y buildin
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
We accept artists from different areas (visual art, writer, photographer, sculptor etc.). The artists may use all materials we have in store, but if they need special tools, paints etc, they will have to bring those with them. We assist in going shopping in special art shops for materials. Our curator is a professional artist so she will help as much as possible in finding the necessary equipment.
Studio / Workspace
The main work space is a shared one (running water, lot of table space), other studios inside in different buildings, lot of possibilities to work outside (weather permitting).
Fees and support
Our normal fee is 150 euros/week/artist. Families/partners are accepted paying the same fee.
Expectations towards the artist
We expect the artis to either organize an exhibition with open house for visitors or to put up a workshop, anyhow optional.
We accept applications by e-mail with CV, some pictures of works and preferably a short resume of the projest planned to work here with. Our curator will select the artists accordingly and send the invitation to the residency. In case the artist wishes to have a special invitation directed to a certain instance it must be forwarded to us also by the end of November at the same time as the application.nce