We now have a last minute open call at Nelimarkka Residency at Villa Nelimarkka. Available residency periods for December 2019, Janurary 2020, February 2020 and March 2020. You can apply for period of 1 to 3 months.
Nelimarkka Museum, the Regional Art Museum of Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland, was founded in 1964 by artist-professor Eero Nelimarkka. Its main focus is on art education, but the museum is also responsible for research of Ostrobothnian art and has hosted an artist-in-residency program since 1980’s. The Residency carries out Eero Nelimarkka’s long-term dream of establishing an art school. Circa 10 artists live and work at the residency annually.
The residency is located in a rural setting, four kilometres from Alajärvi Centre, close to a lake and natural surroundings. There are two housing facilities at the Nelimarkka residency:Villa Nelimarkka (2 bedrooms, 2 studios) situated 400m from the museum and The Villa Väinölä (2 bedrooms, one studio), situated at the Alajärvi city centre.
Besides the atmospheric environment, a residency includes the use of the studios, a shared kitchen and bathroom, laundry room and a private bedroom. Both houses have internet access, kitchen utensils, bedding, towels and linens. The museum offers a workshop to the museum’s customers together with the artist(s)-in-residence. Additionally artists are welcome to hold their own exhibition on the museum premises (indoors/outdoors as preferred by artist) during their stay.
Eero Nelimarkka designed and built the villa as a summer house for his family in 1933. It was completely restored in 2013. The rent for a private bedroom with a shared kitchen and bathroom is 400 euros/month (incl. taxes) or 200 euros plus a workshop. A reservation fee of 50 euros applies.
Villa Väinölä, built in 1926, was designed by Alvar Aalto as a home and a office for his brother Väinö Aalto. Villa Väinölä’s renovation was completed in 2018. The rent for a private bedroom with a shared kitchen and bathroom is 400 euros/month (incl. taxes) or 200 euros plus a workshop. A reservation fee of 50 euros applies.
More info: http://www.nelimarkka-museo.fi/
Please submit an application form (request by email or found on our website), a work plan, a portfolio or other examples of previous work with a resume/CV via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration of residency
Private Room, Shared Apartment
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Nelimarkka Residency is looking for artists on all fields of visual arts.
Studio / Workspace
Fees and support
The rent for a private bedroom with a shared kitchen and bathroom is 400 euros/month (incl. taxes) or 200 euros plus giving a workshop.
Expectations towards the artist