Open call for Tapiola Guest Studio

Open call for Tapiola Guest Studio

The Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation is inviting applications both from Finnish and international visual artists for its residency programme at Tapiola Guest Studio. The available residency slots / periods in 2020 are March, June, July and August 2020. The duration of the residency period is 1-3 months. The rent is 650 € per month. The residency is mainly self-directed. The resident artists can focus on their own work and in a surrounding without usual everyday obligations and routines plus make acquaintance with the Finnish art life and artists. The Foundation offers practical assistance and guidance on the local art scene. 

The guest studio is 83 m2 and combines living and working space. The purpose-built workspace is six meters high and north-facing. The guest studio includes also a kitchen, a bathroom and a living balcony. The guest studio will be in private use of the resident artist, it is suitable also for an artist couple. The guest studio is part of the Tapiola Studio Building which houses nine other work/live spaces for local artists. The semi-detached building, located in a park-like setting by the bay in Espoo, 8 km from Helsinki, was designed especially for visual artists in 1955. The guest studio has been in the use of international artists since 1997. The resident artists are selected through the artist exchange programmes, by partner organisations or through open calls.

The residency programme is run by the Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation. Its main purpose is to provide affordable working studios and residential studios for visual artists. Currently in Finland, the Foundation has approximately 320 artists as long-term tenants. Advancing the working conditions of the visual artists, the Foundation also promotes the opportunities of the artists to work abroad through residencies.

Closing date for applications is 31st October 2019. The completed application, all written in English, should include also the following (ideally, please submit ONE PDF file containing all the required attachments):

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio (maximum 6 samples of work)
  • Possible video / audio material can be added as a weblink.