The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is an international residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland. It offers an excellent opportunity for artists of all disciplines and nationalities to focus undisturbed on creative work in the scenic surroundings of a rural manor house, as well as opportunities for interaction with other residents. The application period for 2020 residency places is now open and ends 29 March, 2019 at 4 p.m. Finnish time.
Residencies are available to individual professional artists working in various artistic fields; translators, curators and critics; and artistic collectives (working group or an established organization with a Business ID) of all disciplines and nationalities.
Residency places are intended for artistic work. Priority is given to fresh and multidisciplinary themes and fields of art. Applicants must present in their application a project proposal or a work plan for their residency.
Spring, autumn and winter are reserved for individual artists working in four two-month periods. A total of eight artists are selected for each residency period. Summer, from May to August, is reserved for intensive group work. Individual residency includes accommodation, a separate workspace (if needed), and a monthly grant. The grant is awarded to cover living and travel expenses. Groups may apply for support for travel and living costs if their residency is of a shorter duration (1–4 weeks).
Applications are submitted through the online application service. Please note that we do not accept applications by email or other means outside the online service. Please read our application instructions carefully before compiling yours.
Enquiries about the Saari Residence:
Executive Director Leena Kela, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 40 732 3628
Enquiries about the application process:
Project Coordinator Maija Karasvaara, email@example.com, tel. +358 9 260 0617
Residency Coordinator Pirre Naukkarinen, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 44 031 4201 (absent until 20 March)
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