English, Finnish, Swedish
1-6 months,preferably 2 or more;stipend artists min 3 months
Paid by host:

Community artists (2–3 in a year) get a room free of charge, some support for the material expenses, travel against receipts and some assistance.

Paid by artist:

Other artists pay a small fee/rent of 350€/month and the longer you stay the cheaper the rent gets. Accompanying persons are charged. All artists pay travelling, art transporting and living costs. Registration is 150€ after the approval of the residency.

Application guidelines:

Online application form.


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Raumars Artist-in-Residence Programme

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.

Studio Information

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.

Accommodation Information

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.

Contact information

Kuninkaankatu 37
c/o Rauma Art Museum
26100 Rauma

raumars [at]