Swedish, Finnish, English
1-3 months (in average)
Paid by host 

The rent is paid by the host.

Paid by artist 

Travel, material and living costs.

Application guidelines 

Apply by sending them a written letter in your own words. State the preferred time and length of residency, a plan for residency project(s) and productions during and/or after the stay. Enclose your cv or description of your artistic work, recommendations, if any, and information of your partner organization, if any.
The application can be sent by e-mail or letter to the residence secretary. Information about the residency is provided by the secretary. The application and the attachments are not returned.
Decision on the accepted applicants is taken by the board of the residence once a year, after enclosing of each call for proposals. The accepted guest artist will receive a formal invitation.



Once a year on September 30

Drake Arts Centre

Drake Arts Centre

The Drake Arts Centre residence is an international residency, centrally located in the Kokkola old town area. It is very independent, especially since the art school closed in 8/2018. There are efforts to get it re-opened. The residence is now run by two cultural institutions in Kokkola: Kokkola town museum and Kokkola town theatre. The programme aims at encouraging open and unbiased interaction between different fields of art through contact with the cultural institutions of the region. Contact between the artists and the local public is encouraged. 

Forms of production can be an art work or a performed production. Please note that the program does not automatically include an exhibition for visual artists.

Accommodation Information 

The residence flat is a refurbished old wooden house in the back yard of the Drake home museum, a part of the Kokkola town museum. The flat consists of a bedroom, a kitchenette and a bathroom with shower. The kitchen is equipped with service, fridge and freezer, electric oven, coffeemaker and microwave oven, beds for two and a desk. The resident have access to a bike. The kitchenette is spacious enough to serve as working space depending on the nature of work.

Studio Information 

There's no studio available.


The residence is situated in central Kokkola, in the historically inspiring old town district, close to the residence partners, cultural amusement and the surrounding nature. Distance to train and bús station 0,3 km. Distance to airport 20 km (regularly operating airport shuttle to city)

Läntinen Kirkkokatu 20
67100 Kokkola
+358 44 7809 474

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