English, Finnish, Swedish
1-6 months,preferably 2 or more;stipend artists min 3 months
Paid by host 

Stipend artists (2-4 in a year) get a room free of charge, some support for the material expenses against receipts and some assistance.

Paid by artist 

Other artists pay a small fee/rent. Registration 100€/person after approval. Community artists: room free of charge. Independent artists 250€/month. Accompanying persons are charged.All artists pay travelling, art transporting and living costs (including food, house cleansers, print inks etc).

Application guidelines 

Online application form.


Raumars Artist-in-Residence Programme

Raumars Artist-in-Residence Programme


RaumArs functions with help from local art and cultural institutions, organizations and individuals. The purpose of RaumArs is to take art out of museums and galleries, and to work in a community / participatory / social context to create innovative links between people. RaumArs can host 1 to 4 artists (an artist accompanying a partner/groups/families) at a same time in Old Rauma. During the residency participatory artists create artworks, projects or happenings with local people according to a project plan. Independently working artists/curators work by themselves.

Call for artists fall 2019 and year 2020:

October–December 2019:

  • Residency for a community project, preferably with children/youth or an independent work residency.

January–December 2020: 

  • A call for a 3-5 month community residency in spring (January–May) or fall (September–December, possible start in mid August too). Accommodation free–of–charge. Please notice that for the summer period (June–mid/end August) they accept only independent work applications.
  • 1–4 month independent work residency. In this period there are good opportunities at our partner's premises for woodwork (at Tammela or Street Mission), painting (at Street Mission) and textile/sewing/knitting/weaving (at Job Seekers). Chosen artist pays the accommodation and registration fees, but the workspace is free of charge and it needs to be agreed upon case by case.
  • Good possibilities & collaboration for handcrafts (textile/yarn) and materials for that.
  • Interesting collaboration with the Old Rauma Renovation Centre Tammela. This 1–2 months period in spring (January–April) or fall (September–December) is specifically targeted for architects, architect researchers or World Heritage researchers, but artists from other art disciplines are welcomed to apply too and they hope the artist would have a project connected to the World Heritage. Independent / self-directed work.


Participatory / community / socially engaged art project realized with local people. Or independent working. RaumArs collaborates with schools, art institutions, museums, music and dance schools, widely different associations and festivals. The project can be a research or be presented in the form of an exhibition / performance / education / workshop / event somewhere inside or outside, in an environment / cityscape during and at the end of the residency period. Exhibitions can’t be guaranteed, because RaumArs does not have a space of one’s own. Very often shows, performances or events happen in unconventional spaces. Please read about the old projects from their archive for an inspiration.

Accommodation Information 

RaumArs can host 1 to 4 artists or curators (an artist accompanying a partner/groups/families). The apartment locates in the heart of Rauma town in the Old Rauma. There are 3 rooms (two bedrooms and a lobby/working area) and a kitchen. You can be living alone, with your mate/partner or with other artists. Artist will take care of the apartment so that it stays in a good condition for the next artist to make herself/himself at home. Read more about the apartment and the fees here.

Studio Information 

No separate studio. Working facilities outside the apartment can be negotiated separately eg. for carpentery. Most often artists work with children at schools. Upstairs there is a lobby/working area.


Rauma town, west coast of Finland. Apartment in Unesco’s world heritage site Old Rauma.

Kuninkaankatu 37
c/o Rauma Art Museum
26100 Rauma
+358 44 921 9923

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