For working and career: (Arteles Creative Residency Program)
For everyday life:
Extra note: All program participation is voluntary.
Varies per program. Financial assistance is available for residents selected to join the program. The current support provided by Arteles is 40 % of the residency fee.
Residency fees including support:
The fees include the registration fee (120 € / month / person - non-refundable)
Contributor's fees (fees without support):
Additionally, the residents need to cover their own travel and material costs.
Check tehir website for their currently open calls.
Arteles Creative Center in Finland is one of the largest and most international residency centers in Scandinavia. Arteles runs annually 4 residency programs, welcoming over 140 selected artists per year. The residency programs bring together creative minds & professionals from all over the world, from all fields of creativity. They host 11–14 artists per month, in carefully selected multidisciplinary groups. The residency periods last 1 or 2 months. Program details vary depending on the program.
Freedom for Creativity — The main value of Arteles is to give freedom for creativity. They provide artists with an inspiring and supportive environment, with no stress or pressure coming from the outside. They embrace long-term progress, personal growth and mindfulness, and therefore the focus is in the artist and their individual aims and being, not only in production and career. Their facilities, staff and wide selection of creative equipment & gear support the artists' individual ways of working.
The center is located in the middle of the extraordinary nature of Hämeenkyrö (European Union Landscape Award in 2009), far from city life distractions. Here, you can soak in the fresh air, enjoy the silence, go for wandering walks in the forests and swimming in the many lakes nearby, do hiking and trekking trips in the nature and have daily relaxing in a traditional sauna.