Fiskars village, with around 600 inhabitants, is situated in Southern Finland approximately 100 km west of Helsinki. The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars has over 100 members representing over 20 different fields of arts, design and crafts. The Fiskars AiR mission is to stimulate the professional exchange and networking between creative professionals in Fiskars Village and overseas and to enrich the local community by the new insight that the residency visitors can bring into the community. The residence is open to professionals from all creative businesses, nationalities and ages. This includes working craftspeople, designers, visual artists, architects, industrial designers, performing artists, composers, musicians, curators, producers, journalists, writers and researchers.
The residency studio apartment houses 1-2 persons or a small family. The apartment has a large, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and living room with sleeping alcove. The apartment has one 120cm wide bed that it is best suitable for a single person or a couple. There is additionally a sofa-bed and a baby cot available for use for example for children or visiting guests. The residence apartment is fully equipped for everyday living with washing machine, bed linen, towels and fully equipped kitchen. There is also a large, heated basement space with running water, best suited for rough or large scale work. The basement can also be used for workshops, artist talks, screenings or exhibitions.
Artist does not pay any rent for the residency apartment. However a monthly maintenance fee of 300€ is required. The fee covers basic maintenance, hosting and coordination costs, water cost, electricity and wireless broadband connection. The fee should be paid at least two (2) months prior to the first day of offered and confirmed residence period. If the fee is not transferred to the residence bank account in time the period will be cancelled. Artist must finance their own travel to/from the village, her/his food and other daily requirements including working materials. The Fiskars AiR does not offer any funding for travel, material or living expenses. The artist is responsible of arranging visas, permits, his/her personal health insurances and other insurances if and when needed.
To apply fill in the online application and please send your CV, written project plan and max 5 images (or a link to a web-based gallery) of your work to [email protected] with your name on the subject field. Deadline is 10th of October 2017.