The Åland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence

The Åland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence

Open call for artists, artisans and thinkers for a residency on Kökar island, between Finland and Sweden.

The Åland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence is situated in a rural setting on the peaceful island of Kökar between Finland and Sweden. The residency offers professional artists an opportunity to work, develop new ideas and reflect on their practice in a supportive atmosphere, in connection with nature and the local community.

Open call for the period of April 2022-March 2023: application deadline is 31 January 2022.

They are interested in artists, artisans, and thinkers working in all fields of art and also in interdisciplinary and experimental projects. They are interested both in site-specific projects and processes as well as projects and processes that can benefit from what the residency and the island have to offer. They accept applications from individual artists as well as work partners and small workgroups.

For first-time residents, the residency period is 4 or 8 weeks. For returning residents, there are, in addition to 4 and 8 week residency periods, some 2-week residency periods available too. Instead of monthly cycles, we run the residency in weekly cycles because the ferries to Kökar island don’t operate every day. Residencies start and end on Sundays.

The residency fee is:
140euro/person/2 weeks
280euro/person/4 weeks
560euro/person/8 weeks.

How to apply
Application languages are Finnish, Swedish, and English.

The more flexible you can be about your preferred residency period(s) and length(s), the easier it is for them to offer you a residency.

When applying as an individual, please submit in one PDF file:
– an artist statement
– preferred residency period(s) and length(s).
– a plan for residency
– a CV
– a portfolio (or a link to an online portfolio such as an artist’s website)
– any other material relevant to your application

The maximum size of the file is 10MB.
Name the file as Last name_First name_2022.pdf

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