Call for entries
Deadline: 9 November 2012
ARTELES RESIDENCY PROGRAM, in Finland 2013
International Residency for creative professionals from all the fields of
- Visual Arts
- Media Art
- Music & Sound
- Performing Arts
1-3 months residencies / January – November 2013
Open call: 19th September – 9th November 2012 [applications for Jun-Nov period can be accepted til 31st of December)
Online Application form and more information:
It is one of the most international creative residency programs in the arctic area welcoming over 80 selected visual artists, curators, musicians, writers, performance artists, photographers and designers per year. It is an inspiring place to produce original work and collaborate with other energetic and ambitious artists & creative professionals for a concentrated period of time from 1 to 3 months.
Arteles Center is a place that encourages experimentation and innovation – a place that also gives voice to works that otherwise have nowhere else to be produced or displayed. The Creative Center is run by Arteles, non-profit organization – Offering you the possibility to be free to create and to go ‘out of the box’ without having any outside or art world pressure.
There are also opportunities to connect with the locals and get plugged into the contemporary art scene in Finland. See Arteles Catalogue to see what has happened here before.
Besides fostering creativity, we also value partnering with established institutions and influential figures to create a rich network for artists to be embedded into. Our foreign collaborators around the world value the selected group of Arteles artists and are willing to offer working possibilities for fresh inspiring projects and new creative people.
We see relationships with artists as ongoing and continue to work with you even after you leave. We have furnished living and studio spaces which are designed to support creative activities and social exchanges.
You are also welcome to experience the extraordinary nature of Hämeenkyrö Finland (European Union Landscape Award in 2009) where you can soak in the fresh air, go for wandering walks in the forests, swimming in the many lakes nearby, go skiing and skating at winter time, do guided hiking and trekking trips in the nearby nature or have daily relaxing in a traditional wood-fire sauna. And If you get lucky, you can even get to know the fascinating and rich old culture of Finland viewed through the Kalevala Epic, full of trolls, witches, myths and its inherent ties with nature.