Disciplines 
Visual Arts
Language 
Finnish, Swedish, English
Founded 
1993
Duration 
3-4 months
Paid by host 

Salmela provides free accommodation and atelier space (incl. electricity and water).

Paid by artist 

Painting (art) materials, food, internet.

Application guidelines 

The application should include your contact information, CV as well as a request for which period you are applying (jan-march or sep-dec). Visual artists should include 5-10 pictures of their recent work. The application period is continuous and chosen applicants will be contacted. Informal applications (in Finnish or English) should be sent to: [email protected].

Deadline

Deadline 
Ongoing

Salmela Art Centre

Salmela Art Centre

Description 

Salmela Art Centre in Mäntyharju is one of the biggest and most famous art centres in Finland. It’s multicultural program includes art exhibitions, concerts and competitions. The exhibitions concentrate on contemporary Finnish art of a high standards. The exhibitions feature famous Finnish artists as well as new talents. Salmela Art Centre is open only during the summer. Outside the exhibition season Salmela’s exhibition spaces will be given up for the use of 4-8 young artist. This activity was started experimentally already in 1993 and over 150 young art creators have been working in Salmela ever since.

Salmela offers free lodging and atelier space in a peaceful and beautiful surroundings in the Mäntyharju municipality. Salmela’s main building has ateliers and apartments for four artist simultaneously. Ateliers are best suited for painters. Everyone has their own studio and bedroom, the kitchen area is shared.

Outcome 

Free lodging and atelier space. Best suited for painters.

Accommodation Information 

Salmela’s main building has ateliers and apartments for four artist simultaneously. Accommodations include essential furniture, bed linen as well as dishes and cookingware. Everyone has their own studio and bedroom, the kitchen area is shared.

Studio Information 

Atelier space includes table, chair and easel.

Location 

Mäntyharju is an advanced rural community in Eastern Finland and a border parish of Savo. The boundary of three tribes, the Häme, Savo and Karelia peoples, is located in the municipality area. The current inhabitants of Mäntyharju are mainly of Savo lineage.

Currently Mäntyharju has approximately 6,000 residents. In the summer, the services provided in the centre are in part like those of a town and satisfy the needs of both the inhabitants and visitors. The business centre has several banks, restaurants, an off-licence, health centre and diverse commercial services. Over 4,000 inhabitants live in the centre. Residency is located approximately 3 km from the business centre (no public transportation).

Address: 
Mäntyharjuntie 25
52700 Mäntyharju
Finland
Telephone 
358503388114

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