KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre, located in the municipality of li in Northern Finland, offers two residency programmes that allow artists to explore and develop their artistic practice, collaborate with locals and be inspired by the surrounding environment. Art professionals, such as artists, curators and researchers are welcome to apply to the KulttuuriKauppila residency programmes.
The KulttuuriKauppila Artist-in-Residence (KK AiR) programme offers artists a unique environment to focus on their artistic practice and research. The KulttuuriKauppila Artist-in-Community programme (KK AiC) hosts socially engaged art projects that give artists an opportunity to work with the surrounding community and build co-operation with relevant local actors.
The residency period will be tailored for each artist or artist group according to the artists’ own project plan. The organizers are happy to facilitate interaction with the local community
- KK AiR possibilities: Exhibition, master class, open studio, workshop, collaboration with schools or other groups. It is recommended for the artist to have maximum one event or production per month.
- KK AiC: Artistic process that includes the community, workshop or presentation; other possible outcomes.
In the shared studio there is cabinet space, some modifiable tables, a sofa, good spotlights and variety of smaller equipment like drilling machine and rollers.
The residency is located in an idyllic cultural heritage site by the river Iijoki and is surrounded by an active village community. The fully furnished residency space includes two private rooms with a shared studio space and kitchen, making it comfortable for individual artists as well as artist groups. The rooms have beds for 1-2 persons, cabinets and desks.