Duration 
1-3 months
Paid by host 
  • KK AiR: Productional assistance (such as promotion of events)
  • KK AiC: The artist will be hired to Lähde! –project (funded by European Social Fund). The salary is 2350€/month. The artist will be provided accommodation and materials, discounts on lunches and occupational health services. 
Paid by artist 
  • KK AiR: Travel, travel/health insurance, living and working costs and accommodation. The rent is 400 € /month, or 550 € /month for artist couples. The rent includes the 100€ booking fee, that will not be compensated if you cancel your visit. 
  • KK AiC: Travel, travel insurance. 
Deadline 
05/05/2018

KulttuuriKauppila

KulttuuriKauppila

Description 

KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre provides two residency programs KK AiR and KK AiC in Northern Finland for artist, art researchers and curators.

The KK AiR – Artist-in-Residence offers artists time and space for artists from all branches to focus on their artistic research and production. The KK AiR programme is tailored for each guest artist individually. The artists are given opportunities to take part in the activities of the local art field by teaching courses, organizing workshops and producing artworks to exhibitions. The artists are given a chance to showcase their work by organizing an open studio event and an exhibition in the end of their residency period. Artists are also welcomed to enjoy the peace, clean nature and relaxed atmosphere of the Ii village. 

The KK AiC – Artist in Community builds co-operation between health and social services and art professionals. The programme hires artists to work with groups and communities through intensive work periods. This in-depth familiarisation enables versatile utilisation of the artists’ skills from the perspectives of meaningful everyday life, wellbeing and communality. The residence artists will work with a specific social and health unit or units, mainly mental health rehabilitators, disabled and immigrants, during the approximately two-month-long residence period that includes getting acquainted with the operation, artistic work and introducing art activities to social and health personnel. It is also important to expand the residence activities outside of the social and health unit to affect the community in a larger sense. The selection process includes providing the pre-selected artists with proposals with more information about the collaboration groups, location and other details, followed with Skype-interviews.

Outcome 
  • KK AiR possibilities: Exhibition, master class, open studio, workshop, collaboration with schools or other groups. It is recommended for the artist to have maximum one event or production per month.
  • KK AiC: Artistic process that includes the community, workshop or presentation; other possible outcomes. 
Accommodation Information 
  • KK AiR: The residency is located at the KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre in Ii. There are common furniture and equipment in the private flat, including a computer with Internet connection and a TV. Own kitchen and bathroom are included in the space. Bedroom 30 m2: bed, sofa, book shell, wardrobes, writing desk and chairs. Kitchen 13 m2: dining recess, fridgerator, oven and stove, tableware, Bathroom with showe and washing machine 3,4 m2.
  • KK AiC: Free, furnished private room or apartment located in Ii or other municipalities in northern Finland. The pre-selected artist will be provided detailed information about the available accommodation.
Studio Information 
  • KK AiR: In the guest studio (45 m2), adjescent to the living premises, the artist has cabinet space, some modifiable tables, sofa, good spotlights and variety of smaller equipment like drilling machine and rollers in her/his use.
  • KK AiC: The artist is expected to work mainly in the spaces of the health and social service units, such as the day centre for the mental health rehabilitators. The pre-selected artists will be provided more information about the possible spaces and equipment. 
Address: 
Art Centre, KulttuuriKauppila,
Kauppilantie 15
91100 Ii
Finland
Telephone 
+358 50 4430 174

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