1-2 months
Paid by host 

For working and career: (Arteles Creative Residency Program)

For everyday life:

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

Extra note: All program participation is voluntary. 

Paid by artist 

The program fee is defined by the residency program you will be part of. Financial support given by Arteles will be determined on case by case basis. When financially supported by Arteles, the program fee is around 1000€/month for one person.

Additionally, you need to cover travel and material costs.

Application guidelines 

Different residency programs are offered at Arteles - view the latest open calls here.

Current open call: Back to Basics - 1 and 2 months periods in June - September 2018.


Arteles Creative Center

Arteles Creative Center


Arteles Creative Center in Finland is one of the largest and most international creative residencies in Scandinavia. Welcoming over 90 selected visual artists/ curators/ musicians/ writers/ performance artists/ photographers/ designers / architects per year. It is an inspiring place to produce original work and collaborate with other energetic and ambitious artists & creative professionals for a concentrated period of time from 1 to 3 months.

The Center is run by Arteles, non-profit organization, encouraging experimentation and innovation - and therefore give voice to works that otherwise have nowhere else to be produced or displayed. Their living and studio spaces are designed to support creative activities and social exchange and every resident will have their own fully equipped private bedroom.

The center is located in the middle of extraordinary nature of Hämeenkyrö, Finland (European Union Landscape Award in 2009) where you can soak in the fresh air, enjoy the silence, go for wandering walks in the forests, swimming in the many lakes nearby, go skiing and skating at winter time, do hiking and trekking trips in the nearby nature or have daily relaxing in a traditional wood-fire sauna. You can also get to know the fascinating and rich old culture of Finland viewed through Kalevala Epic, full of trolls, witches, myths and its inherent ties with nature. 

Accommodation Information 
  • Fully equipped private or double bedroom (all the rooms can be equipped with extra beds) with shared bathrooms (includes linen and towels)
  • Fully equipped kitchen facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sauna (traditional Finnish)
  • Pure nature and silence
  • Wi-fi connection
Studio Information 

Studio information and basic tools and equipments.

Technical Information 

Indoors and outdoors.


Arteles Creative Center is located in Haukijärvi village, which is part of the countryside city of Hämeenkyrö. The region is very traditional Finnish countryside with beautiful landscapes, forests and hundreds of lakes.

The creative center is 43 km away from the city of Tampere and Tampere-Pirkkala airport and 200 km from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Each resident is picked up from the Tampere-Pirkkala airport or optionally from the Tampere bus/train station and taken to the site. The same service applies when leaving the residency.

Hahmajärventie 26
38490 Haukijärvi
+358 3 410 23 787

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