Kauko Sorjonen Foundation
In the artcenter there are 10 permanent artists, who have their own studios in the area. Visitors can co-operate with them, work in their studios and get new contacts and experiences with other artists from all around the world. Visitors can rent a studio for their own work or co-operate with the permanent artists. There are printmaking-, glass-, ceramic- and blacksmith studios, casting studio, and a few painters, a writer, a mosaic artist and a sculptor.
There is a park around the artcenter, a lake and a boat, and lots of quiet places to meditate or concentrate on your own projects. The organizers provide accommodation, exhibition rooms and studios to all professional artist. This residency suits the best for visitors, who are seeking for peace and tranquility.
One public presentation of the artists work during their residency - it can be a lecture, a video, an exhibition, an open-table-show etc.
- One studio for wet materials as clay or paint. There are tables, chairs, sink and a toilet.
- Four exhibition rooms, which can be used also for working with dry materials as drawing, painting or writing.
- One room for dry materials or writing.
Six (6) furnished rooms. In every room there is a bed, tables and chairs, lamp, radio and closet. Mattress, blanket and pillow in every room. Room door can be locked. Three (3) rooms both in downstairs and upstairs, and a common toilet, bath and a kitchen in both floors. Kitchens has basic dishes and toilet papers are included.
Couples are also accepted.
In co-operation with the permanent artists, visitors can work in printmaking-, glass-,ceramics- or blacksmith studios or with cast master.
Artcenter Järvilinna is in the countryside, 15 km from Jyväskylä, in Middle Finland. There are some bus connections from Järvilinna to nearest cities. There are 4 km to the nearest food shop.