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Arteles Creative Residency Program


Summer/Fall 2017 in Finland

Welcome to one of the largest, liveliest and most international
residency centers in Finland and Scandinavia


Periods:
1 or 2 months
Months:
July - October 2017







Deadline for applications:
12th of January 2017



Arteles Creative Residency Program, running since 2010, brings together international creative minds to explore, experiment & expand their practice and thinking. Get inspired with other energetic, ambitious artists & creative professionals from various mediums and backgrounds.

The program allows you the time, space, facilities and, most of all, the freedom and stress-free environment you need in order to develop yourself and your work. You can go experimental, test new ideas, produce works, collaborate with others, or take it as an opportunity to rethink and redefine what you and your creative practice are all about – the choise is yours.


The location is ideal for working and processing in interaction with the nature. Located in the rural Hämeenkyrö, the residency is surrounded by rich, green landscapes. There are several lakes within walking and biking distance, and forest can be entered right from the backyard of the residency.

The Nordic Summer is famous for a reason. Once experienced, the magical light of the ‘nightless nights’ is hard to forget. It never gets completely dark, as the Sun sets only for a couple of hours, leaving behind skies with remarkable colours and clouds. In September and October, the greens turn into yellow and red. Autumn comes with misty mornings and bright starry skies – and, of course, with loads of different berries & mushrooms, to be freely collected in the woods.
Weekly meetings, discussions and feedback, presentations, field trips... Freedom of choice to participate.
Designed for artists & creatives
Studio spaces & private bedrooms. 24/7 access to all facilities.
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Stay focused
If your mind & body need a stretch, we have yoga & meditation mats, benches & cushions for the purpose.
We assist you with projects and practicalities, introduce the surroundings etc.
Shoot bright & print big
Flashlights, softboxes, LED lights, reflectors, green screen, large-format color printer... See list
Get r.e.l.a.x.e.d
Traditional Finnish wood burning sauna built in 1961, for when you feel like it is time to chill and relax.
Get published on Arteles Catalogue and online promotion through our network. See Catalogue
1-2-3-4 1-2-3-4
88-key keyboard, synthesizers, portable recorder, speakers...
See list
Indoors
Workshop, outdoors & nature
Work in the nature, try out ideas outdoors and get to know the forest elves. Read more
Share your work with the group in the monthly conclusions / open studios (participation voluntary).
Tools for you
Wide selection of creative gear, equipment and tools for you to use.
See full list here
Wroom wroom - get around
Car with automatic gears to be used for regional travels and field trips.
Read more

The residency program includes:


For working:

  • Studio spaces and facilities 24 h access See facilities here
  • Wi-Fi in all spaces
  • Creative equipment, gear & tools See list here
  • Weekly meetings with feedback and support available
  • Residency assistant to help you with projects and practicalities
  • Artist promotion through our online network
  • Artist & project pages on Arteles Catalogue publication
  • Participation (voluntary) in the monthly conclusion / open studios
  • Info on Finnish art scene, exhibitions and culture

For living:

  • Private single/duo bedrooms (with shared bathrooms, renewed completely in 2016)
    - Note: There are large working desks also in all bedrooms.
  • Bedlinen and towels provided
  • Fully equipped kitchen facilities
  • Seasonal berries (blackcurrants, redcurrants, bilberries, rasberries, lingonberries,...) and mushrooms
    to be freely collected in the yard and forests
  • Traditional Finnish wood-burning sauna
  • Bicycles for exploring the area and countryside roads
  • Residency car for getting around the region Read more
  • Residency cellphone for local calls
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pure Northern nature and silence

For starters:

  • Pick-up service for arrivals and departures See how to get here
  • Orientation & introduction to get you settled in
  • Assistance in finding the materials you need

Extra notes:
- All participation is voluntary - it is about giving you the freedom to create.
- The local environment has lots of natural materials and outdoor possibilities to offer.
- The region has its own environmental art history through the works of Nancy Holt
(Up and Under) and Agnes Denes (Tree Mountain).


Residency periods

Periods:
1 or 2 Months
Months: July - October 2017
Our residency periods follow the monthly calendar.
The programs start on the 2nd day of the month and end on the last day of the month.
(Arriving some days later or leaving earlier is possible.)


Program fees

Financial assistance is available for residents selected to join the program.
The financial support provided by Arteles is 50 % of the residency fee.

Residency fees including 50 % support:

970 € / month for 1 person: single room + studio space
1480 € / month for 2 persons: double room + studio space

The fees include the deposit/registration fee (120 € - non-refundable)

Contributor's fees (fees without support)
1940 € / month for 1 person: single room + studio space

Resident's short term guests/visitors:
30 € / night / person - needs to be agreed with the staff in advance

More about financial support



How to apply

Deadline for applications: 12th of January 2017

In the selection process an emphasis is put on the applicant's works/projects, creative ideas & approach. We are looking for emerging and professional artists/creatives widely from different fields and backgrounds. We also keep some positions open for creatives without a remarkable creative background or a long CV. In this case, the proposed idea/approach of the applicant has a more significant importance. Duos are also welcome. Please note also that children are not permitted in the residency.

In general we are open to raw ideas and long term 'work in progress' approaches, as we understand that when working in the creative field, your subjects, interests and working methods tend to change and evolve along the way.


To apply to residency you need to


1. Read the terms and conditions of Arteles Creative Center
2. Fill out and submit the following application form:
(if your browser does not support the application form below, please contact info@arteles.org and we will send the application form to you.)



Deadline for applications:
12th of January 2017


If you need any help or more information, please contact: info[at]arteles.org

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