Island Dialog in Finnish Archipelago
We are looking for artists & art professionals from all disciplines for whom nature and the surrounding seaside could be an interesting theme to work on. We offer a space to think and time to develop a new idea – or to continue on a work in progress.
Our special area is the unique archipelago, with the National Parks and biosphere area; frozen seas, light summer nights, rich bird life as well as amazing star nights – this place has something to offer around the year: Outer archipelago or the nearby wild forest lake, seaside is straight outside AARK, passing ships.
AARK can offer a quiet retreat as well a more social setting – depending on the artist’s needs and other art professionals visiting. We can organize a weekly informal meeting in the residency. Travel and working plans, questions, dinners and Sauna … or just having some coffee together.
Our location is by the ferry shore and a small boats dock so there is always some traffic and people around. But still, house and the archipelago can be very silent during winter months.
We encourage a dialog inside AARK, between both national and international quests and a dialog with local people and the environment.
Duration of residency
1 -3 months. 2 weeks may be possible depending on timing and space. We work on a full calendar month basis.
Several apartments, you can apply for a) shared apartment with 2 private bedrooms. b) Single Studio 56m2 airy space. c) Retro Studio 56m2 with separate bedroom.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
All disciplines. WIFI, some simple working tools, tripods, projector, bicycles, a car. No specific assistance but we help the best we can.
Studio / Workspace
-Shared Living room studio / working space in each apartment for 2 artists, kitchen, shower etc. A ruff basement for what ever use. Outdoor garden. A small forest area for site specific works.
Fees and support
Expectations towards the artist
Optional Open Studio, Artist Talk. Cleaning.