Artist residency in Finland, AiR Ateljé Stundars, Korsholm, Finland

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Join us as Guest Artist at Ateljé Stundars in Solf, Korsholm (Finland) in 2023!

Our Residency Program is open for professional artists who seek a unique opportunity to combine their artistic work with outreaching activities, in a beautiful rural environment.

Ateljé Stundars, run by KulturÖsterbotten, operates in conjunction and close co-operation with an open-air museum and centre of culture and art, the Stundars Museum, in the village of Solf in Korsholm, Finland. We offer our Guest Artists a peaceful rural environment with an excellent chance to concentrate on the creative process.

Our location and the facilites we offer are excellent especially for visual artists, painters, photographers and other artists who seek a peaceful place to concentrate on their work. Many of our artists have found great inspiration in the Stundars environment and in the surrounding nature.

We provide our artists with a studio and an apartment, both rent-free. The studio, right in the heart of the Stundars Museum area, is an excellent place to work for instance for visual artists. The two-bedroom apartment just a stone’s throw away from the studio is fully furnished and equipped. There is only one Guest Artist staying with us at a time.

A residency at Ateljé Stundars is free of charge. Our artists are paid a grant of 11 Euros a day to cover expenses for artist’s supplies and materials.

For comprehensive information about our program, please visit our web site: www.kulturosterbotten.fi/atelje-stundars.

Duration of residency

4 months:

  • January – April, or
  • May – August, or
  • September – December.
Accommodation

Two-bedroom apartment (rent-free), completely furnished and equipped:
The Guest Artist’s apartment is situated in a terrace house some 200 metres from the studio. It consists of two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom / toilet.
The apartment is quite spacious (75 m²) with big windows in the living room (and kitchen) facing south. Many of our Guest Artists have used the living room as a home studio. The windows in the two bedrooms face north.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

Our location and the facilites we offer are excellent especially for visual artists, painters, photographers and other artists who seek a peaceful place to concentrate on their work. Many of our artists have found great inspiration in the Stundars environment and in the surrounding nature.
Our Guest Artists are expected to bring their own equipment. No special assistance is available.

Studio / Workspace

We offer our Guest Artists a private studio, rent-free. The studio is housed right at the heart of the Stundars Museum area, in the attic of a beautiful traditional wooden house. Please note: The stairs leading up to the attic are quite steep. The studio, therefore, is not handicap friendly.
The studio has a large window facing north. On a bright summer day, the natural light coming through the window is quite sufficient, but most days artificial light is needed. The studio therefore has strong electrical light.

Fees and support

No fees are charged at Ateljé Stundars. Our Guest Artists are, however, expected to pay for travel and food themselves. We also expect our artists to carry sufficient health insurance.
We pay our Guest Artists a grant of 11 Euros per day to cover the expenses for artist’s supplies and materials.

Expectations towards the artist

We expect our artists to join us with a solid work plan and a strong motivation to fulfill it. We strongly encourage all our artists also to engage in out-reaching activities and arrange artists talks, work shops, open studio events, exhibitions et cetera, both for the artist community in the region and for the general public.
We expect all our Guest Artists to deliver at least one (1) Artist Talk (IRL or digital), either to fellow artists and/or art students or to the general public, during their time at our residence.
We expect our artists to pay all their travel expenses to and from our residence as well as their living expenses while staying with us – the grant of 11 Euros a day is for artist’s supplies and materials only. We also expect our artists to have sufficient health insurance.

Application information

Our Application Form: https://ansokan.kulturosterbotten.fi/index.php/atelje-stundars-application
All applicants are required to submit:• CV (PDF file)• work samples (JPEG files)
Our Guest Artists are selected by our jurors (a committee). All the applicants will be contacted and informed personally.
Application deadline for participation in 2023: May 31st, 2022.

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