Finnish, English
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 

Financial assistance is available for residents selected to join the program. The current support provided by Arteles 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 space 

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: double room + studio space

Additionally, the residents need to cover their own travel and material costs.

Application guidelines 

Current open call: Silence Awareness Existence - 1 or 2 months during December 2018 - March 2019.


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 
  • Private bedrooms, incl. towels and bedlinen
  • Meditation space, incl. cushions and mattresses
  • Fully equipped kitchen facilities
  • Traditional Finnish wood-burning sauna
  • Residency car (with automatic gears)
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
Studio Information 

Studio information and basic tools and equipments.

Technical Information 

Indoors and outdoors.

Hahmajärventie 26
38490 Haukijärvi
+358 3 410 23 787

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