Studio spaces and fully equipped private rooms, also suitable for duos. 24/7 access to all facilities. Read more
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Neo Future

Arteles special theme residency program

For artists and creators of the future, especially from the fields of

Sci-Fi | New Media | Electronic Sound | Design
Literature | Visual Arts | Concept Art | Science

Periods: 1 or 2 months
When: March / April / May 2016

Application round is closed
(Deadline was 17th June 2015)

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Alternate Futures

Utopians, dark dystopians, transhumanists and cyborgs. Space travel and other galaxies. Singularity. Retro-futurism and future societies – after artificial intelligence, after apocalypse, after art?

Neo Future program brings together international, future-oriented artists & creators. Located in the middle of nowhere in rural Finland, Arteles Creative Center serves as the ideal place to envision, outline and work on your own futuristic sceneries and scenarios. Share approaches and get inspired with other artists and visionaires willing to go beyond here & now, to come up with something 'neo'.

The pre-defined structure of the program is flexible. Depending on your own preference and interests, you can aim at on-site collaborations, or concentrate intensively on your own practice and ideas. In either case, the emphasis is on your own creative process and development – there is no pressure to produce finalized works.

Creative Space in the Nature

Arteles Creative Center is located in Haukijärvi, a part of the rural county of Hämeenkyrö in Finland. The region represents authentic Finnish countryside with beautiful landscapes, forests and lakes. Many artists have found the place, its soundscape and atmosphere so inspiring that it will become part of their work one way or the other.

In March and April, the Finnish Winter is finally easening up its grip and the nature starts to wake up from its sleep. The amount of daylight is growing rapidly. The Milky Way, shooting stars and satellites are clearly visible on the dark night sky. If you are lucky, you may even catch the Northern lights – early Spring is a peak season for them.
Forests, lakes and starry skies. Read more
Arteles Creative Center is located in Hämeenkyrö, Finland.
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See who's been here and what they have done. Artist & Projects

The residency program includes:

For working :

For everyday life:

  • private/double bedroom (incl. towels and bedlinen)
  • fully equipped kitchen facilities
  • traditional Finnish wood-burning sauna
  • 24 h access to residency car for getting around the region
  • pick-up service for arrivals and departures read more
  • Wi-Fi connection in all spaces
  • laundry facilities
  • pure nature and silence

Program fees

All the selected residents are offered financial support by Arteles.
The current support is 50 % of the residency fee.

Residency fees including support:

970 €/ month for 1 person: single room + studio space
1480 €/ month for 2 persons: double room + studio spaces
(periods: 1 or 2 months)

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

Contributor's fees (fees without support)
1940 €/ month for 1 person: single room + studio space
2960 €/ month for 2 persons in a double room + studio spaces

Resident's short term guests/visitors:
30 €/ night/ person

More about financial support

How to apply

In the selection process an emphasis is put on the applicant´s ideas & approach. You need to be interested and/or working around the theme one way or the other. We are looking for creative minds widely from different fields and backgrounds. If you are applying as a duo/couple, filling one application is enough - in this case, include information on both applicants in the same form.

In general we are open to raw ideas and long term 'work in progress' approaches as we understand that the future is unpredictable and artist's work and projects are in constant flux and tend to live 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 and we send the application form to you.)

Deadline for application was 17th June 2015.

If you need any help or more information, contact: info[at]

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