Swedish, Finnish, English
1-3 months (in average)
Paid by host:

The rent is paid by the host.

Paid by artist:

Travel, material and living costs.

Application guidelines:

The possibility to send in an application is cancelled for the moment (2019)!

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Drake Arts Centre

Drake Arts Centre

The Drake Arts Centre residence is an international residency, centrally located in the Kokkola old town area. It is very independent, especially since the art school closed in 8/2018. There are efforts to get it re-opened. The residence is now run by two cultural institutions in Kokkola: Kokkola town museum and Kokkola town theatre. The programme aims at encouraging open and unbiased interaction between different fields of art through contact with the cultural institutions of the region. Contact between the artists and the local public is encouraged. 

Forms of production can be an art work or a performed production. Please note that the program does not automatically include an exhibition for visual artists.

Studio Information

There's no studio available.

Accommodation Information

The residence flat is a refurbished old wooden house in the back yard of the Drake home museum, a part of the Kokkola town museum. The flat consists of a bedroom, a kitchenette and a bathroom with shower. The kitchen is equipped with service, fridge and freezer, electric oven, coffeemaker and microwave oven, beds for two and a desk. The resident have access to a bike. The kitchenette is spacious enough to serve as working space depending on the nature of work.


The residence is situated in central Kokkola, in the historically inspiring old town district, close to the residence partners, cultural amusement and the surrounding nature. Distance to train and bús station 0,3 km. Distance to airport 20 km (regularly operating airport shuttle to city)

Contact information

Läntinen Kirkkokatu 20
67100 Kokkola

stina.kangasvieri [at]