Raumars Artist-in-Residence Programme
RaumArs functions with help from local art and cultural institutions, organizations and individuals. The purpose of RaumArs is to take art out of museums and galleries, and to work in a community/participatory/social context to create innovative links between people. RaumArs can host 1 to 4 artists (an artist accompanying a partner/groups/families) at the same time in Old Rauma. During the residency, participatory artists create artworks, projects or happenings with local people according to a project plan. Independently working artists/curators work themselves.
Residencies in 2023:
- Community residencies: A call for a 3-5 months in spring (January–May) or fall (September–December) Stipend: accommodation free–of–charge.
- Independent work residency 1–5 months.
- Interesting collaboration with the Old Rauma Renovation Centre Tammela. This 1–2 month-long period is specifically targeted for architects, architect researchers or World Heritage researchers, but artists from other art disciplines are welcomed to apply too with a project connected to the World Heritage.
Notice that for the summer period (June–mid/end August) they accept only independent work applications. Check the 'Future Artists' page for open inquiries after the deadline.
Participatory / community / socially engaged art project realized with local people. Or independent working. RaumArs collaborates with schools, art institutions, museums, music and dance schools, widely different associations and festivals. The project can be a research or be presented in the form of an exhibition / performance / education / workshop / event somewhere inside or outside, in an environment / cityscape during and at the end of the residency period. Exhibitions can’t be guaranteed, because RaumArs does not have a space of one’s own. Very often shows, performances or events happen in unconventional spaces. Please read about the old projects from their archive for an inspiration.
No separate studio. Working facilities outside the apartment can be negotiated separately eg. for carpentery. Most often artists work with children at schools. Upstairs there is a lobby/working area.
RaumArs can host 1 to 4 artists or curators (an artist accompanying a partner/groups/families). The apartment is located in the heart of Rauma town in the Old Rauma. There are 3 rooms (two bedrooms and a lobby/working area) and a kitchen. Artists can stay alone, with their mate/partner or with other artists. Artists will take care of the apartment so that it stays in a good condition for the next artist to make themselves at home. Read more about the apartment and the fees here.
Rauma town, west coast of Finland. Apartment in Unesco’s world heritage site Old Rauma.