Finnish / English
1 month - 3 months
Paid by artist 
  • Studio 1: 27 m2 workspace + bedroom 350 € / month
  • Studio 2: 44 m2 workspace + bedroom 400 € / month
  • Studio 3: 14 m2 workspace + bedroom 300 € / month
  • Studio 4: 10 m2 workspace + bedroom 270 € / month
  • Writers room: 12–16m2 bedroom 20 € / day, 70 € / week, 230 € / month (can be used also for artists who don´t need a separate studio)
Application guidelines 

The Mustarinda residency application is informal. It should include a preliminary work plan (1 page) and attachments (such as images, max. 5 MB), working period dates and working space. The applicant is also asked to inform if any other dates are suitable for him/her. Outside this deadline availabilities may be requested by email. Applications may be sent to the e-mail address:



20th October for writer/researcher residency




Located in Hyrynsalmi (Kainuu province, Finland), Mustarinda-residency offers rooms for artists, writers and researchers of varying fields. Mustarinda is situated on the second highest summit in Kainuu, adjacent to the northeast edge of the Paljakka nature reserve. The surrounding old-growth forests offer a rare opportunity to observe nature’s own form of language, structure, and operation. Paljakka and Mustarinda are also some of Finland's snowiest areas. The applicant may apply for a specific space depending on their needs and working methods. Depending on the timing, families can be accommodated by the larger bedrooms or two separate rooms.
The Mustarinda Association is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was established in 2009 by a group of Helsinki artists. The association aims at preserving the diversity of nature and culture by bringing together artists, scientists, and people from various public and private organizations for discussions, seminars, exhibitions, residencies, and happenings. Their goal is to create an environment for new ways of thinking and cooperating.

Accommodation Information 

For rent are seven individual bedrooms and four separate studios of various sizes. There is a large shared kitchen, dining room, living room, three bathrooms, and two saunas.

Technical Information 

The workspaces have large windows, proper lighting and mechanical ventilation.
Available for loan are basic tools for working with wood, a digital SLR camera, skis, snowshoes and other equipment. The building has wireless internet access. There is a cross country ski trail by the house. Residency entrants are responsible for making travel arrangements.


Paljakka, Hyrynsalmi, Finland. The Mustarinda house is surrounded by Paljakka nature reserve where are the oldest forests of Finland. Nearest village is in 23 km.

Paljakantie 61
89400 Hyrynsalmi

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