Finnish, English
1-3 months
Paid by artist 

Residency fee, travel, materials.

The rent for a private bedroom with a shared kitchen and bathroom is 400 euros/month (incl. taxes) or 200 euros plus giving a workshop.

Application guidelines 

Please fill out and print the application form (remember to sign it) and send it via mail or email. 
Please attach your work plan, previous work examples and a CV/resume. Also, include the preferred date(s) and length of your stay on your application.

15/04/2018 15/10/2018

Nelimarkka Museum

Nelimarkka Museum



The Nelimarkka Residence and Museum complex are built by the artist Eero Nelimarkka in 1964, creating the opportunity for artists to work in a quiet environment where nature speaks. The residence premises can be rented to Finnish and foreign artists. During the year about 10 artists live and work there.


The artists can give a workshop for the museum visitors or a local school during their stay. The museum staff will assist with the workshop.

Accommodation Information 

Villa Nelimarkka has two bedrooms and studios. Both of the bedrooms and studios are upstairs of the Villa. Depending on bookings 1-2 artists can stay in the residency at a time. The Villa is ideal also for an artist couple, family or co-operative artists. More beds can be arranged for bigger groups. If you apply for the residency alone, you’re most likely going to be accompanied with another artist in the Villa. 

Common areas such as the kitchen and shower are downstairs. There is a wifi-connection at the Villa. During the summer, the downstairs of the Villa is open to the public Tue-Fri 13-17 and there are occasional events at other times.

Studio Information 
  • 1st studio-bedroom combination: a lockable bedroom & a separate open studio space without a door just above the staircase
  • 2nd studio-bedroom combination: bedroom and studio in the same space which can be locked.

The residence is situated in the south of the Ostrobothnian Lake District area. Alajärvi is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southern Ostrobothnia region. The municipality has a population of 9,253 and covers an area of 768.37 km² of which 30.19 km² is water. The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

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Pekkolantie 123
62900 Alajärvi
+358 6 557 1133
+358 6 557 38 89

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