The fee of 600 Euro includes single-room accommodation, studio space including wifi, use of bicycle as well as assistance before and throughout the residency period. Exhibition space is available free of charge. Add to this the cost for meals for one month 400-500 Euro, travel from airport including one night's accommodation 100 euro.
Application by email should include project proposal and link to works online (or submit maximum 2 relevant works).
The Kristinestad Residency is a joint project between the Yelema association (running a residency in Senegal since 2012), the municipal cultural affairs officer and the local art association Spectra. The emphasis is on cultural immersion and interaction with the local community. The residency is rooted in the local community, and the natural and cultural environment including craft traditions can serve as sources of inspiration for work. Reflection on issues and practices that are central to the local and Finnish context is encouraged.
Both retreat-like contemplation and concentration and community-centered projects are feasible. The organizers will facilitate collaboration with local schools and associations.
Exhibitions or workshops welcome but not compulsory.
Single-room accommodation with shared bathrooms and kitchens. Three options at close distance to the studios, all in traditional wooden buildings.
Five bright studio spaces of 10 - 15 sqm, with large desks and storage. Simple printmaking facilities are available. Separate space for large-sized, messy work or woodwork can be organised for an additional fee.
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