Call For KulttuuriKauppila Residency Programme

KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre, located in the municipality of Ii in Northern Finland, offers two residency programmes that allow artists explore and develop their artistic practice, collaborate with locals and be inspired by the surrounding environment. Art professionals, such as artists, curators and researchers are welcome to apply to the KulttuuriKauppila residency programmes.

The KulttuuriKauppila Artist-in-Residence (KK AiR) programme offers artists a unique environment to focus on their artistic practice and research. The KulttuuriKauppila Artist-in-Community programme (KK AiC) hosts socially engaged art projects that give artists an opportunity to work with the surrounding community and build co-operation with relevant local actors.
The residency period will be tailored for each artist or artist group according to the artists’ own project plan.

The Residency
The residency is located in an idyllic cultural heritage site by the river Iijoki and is surrounded by an active village community. The fully furnished residency space includes two private rooms with a shared studio space and kitchen, making it comfortable for individual artists as well as artist groups. The location is far enough from traffic for peace and quiet, yet near enough to transportation that cultural events in Oulu can be reached conveniently.

How To Apply
You may apply to one or both programmes with the form that can be found at:

The application deadline is 30 April 2019 at 16:00 EEST for residency periods in 2020.

Fill in the application form and attach your CV and portfolio as a PDF. You will also be asked to share your motivation to apply. Prepare a short project plan with one picture. The send button will become available when you have completed all the mandatory fields marked with an asterisk.

The KulttuuriKauppila jury makes the selection of the residency artists.The selected applicants will be informed personally and the selections will be published on our website and social media channels.

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