Arteles Creative Center
Arteles Creative Center in Finland is one of Scandinavia's largest and most international residency centres. Arteles runs annually 4 residency programs, welcoming over 140 selected artists per year. The residency programs bring together creative minds & professionals from all over the world, from all fields of creativity. They host 11–14 artists per month, in carefully selected multidisciplinary groups. The residency lasts 1 or 2 months. Program details vary depending on the program.
They provide artists with an inspiring and supportive environment, with no stress or pressure coming from the outside. They embrace long-term progress, personal growth and mindfulness; therefore, the focus is on the artist and their aims and being, not only in production and career. Their facilities, staff and wide selection of creative equipment & gear support the artists' ways of working.
For their 2023 programme, they launched a new open call titled 'Back to Basics'.
Back to Basics residency programme runs for 29 days, from May to August 2023 and allows artists to clear their minds, get back to focus, and (re)discover the very basis of their being.
Participants are encouraged to arrive with their minds open for on-site observations, ideas, self-reflection and interacting with other artists. With support from the professional staff, facilities, and the program structure, Back to Basics allows you to go back to what matters to you.
As the emphasis in this programme is on reconnecting with your creative practice and being, no predetermined project plan is required
- Private bedrooms, incl. towels and bedlinen
- Meditation space, incl. cushions and mattresses
- Fully equipped kitchen facilities
- Traditional Finnish wood-burning sauna
- Residency car (with automatic gears)
- Laundry facilities
The center is located in the middle of the extraordinary nature of Hämeenkyrö (European Union Landscape Award in 2009), far from city life distractions. Here, you can soak in the fresh air, enjoy the silence, go for wandering walks in the forests and swimming in the many lakes nearby, do hiking and trekking trips in the nature and have daily relaxing in a traditional sauna.