Visual Arts
Swedish, Finnish, English
Max. 2 months
Paid by host 

Participants receive travel allowances for the most economical return journey to The Croft, plus production support according to need.

Paid by artist 

Meals and insurances.

Application guidelines 

The residency program is targeted at well established Nordic artists and curators who show an interest of carrying out place-specific art projects in a public environment. The Croft invites artists for upcoming residency periods through annual open calls.

Freely formulated applications, along with project plan, CV and pictures (max. 6) in .jpg format shall be sent electronically to project leader Åsa Lönnqvist : [email protected]


Pro Artibus

Pro Artibus


The Pro Artibus foundation facilitates a residency program named Snäcksund - The Croft - a place to research and explore in Ekenäs, Finland.

The Croft is a place for short periods of artistic or art-related research. The Croft building is adjoined to the Snäcksund Villa residence. The residence programme at The Croft is open to Nordic artists, curators, art critics and educators, and is built around both invited projects and periodically announced open calls. Each residency is planned individually to match the needs of the project. Due to the diverse character of projects, The Croft facilitates both short and long stays (up to 2 months).


During each residence period a discussion event is arranged. For this event there are guest speakers invited. Pro Artibus´ art pedagogue leads targeted pedagogical projects. A long-term aim is to profile the space as a hub, a forum for happenings, seminars, talks – a platform for deeper ventilation of the themes that the pieces of art confer, as well as for cooperation with other forms of art and science.

Accommodation Information 

A small fully equipped apartment, suitable for one person or a couple working together. Free wi-fi.

Studio Information 

Separate work room suitable for researching and clean working methods. If a selected project demands a certain kind of studio space or tools, that shall all be arranged.


Ekenäs is situated 1 ½ hours drive or train trip west from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It was founded in 1546 by King Gustaf Wasa. There are 14600 inhabitants of which 82,5 % are Swedish speaking.

Gustaf Wasas gata 11
10600 Ekenäs
+358 19-2239 010
+358-19-2239 020

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