Facilities & assistance






You will stay at the premises of the Spectra art association, in a wooden building right in the centre of town. Bed linen and towels are provided, and you will have regular access to a washing machine. There is a basic kitchen. Be prepared to share the bathroom and kitchen with others.



Studio space (10-15 m²) with a workdesk will be reserved for you at Spectra. Printmaking tools are available. For messy or large-scale work, we can find other suitable spaces for you elsewhere. For internet access, we can provide you with a Finnish sim card for your mobile phone, for creating your own wifi hotspot (bring your own laptop!).


Other facilities

Two blocks away, you will find the municipal library with books in Swedish, Finnish and English (and internet access). The town has also got two supermarkets, two general stores with small hardware sections, one stationery shop, four restaurants, three cafés, two gyms and a tourist office. For getting around, you can rely on your feet. You will also have a bike at your disposal, allowing you to explore the surrounding natural environment.


Exhibitions and events

Exhibitions, events and performances (for showing past or current work) as well as skills sharing workshops are welcome. For exhibitions, artists will cover costs for materials and if applicable, contribute to costs for equipment, a gallery assistant etc. A few possible exhibition spaces are available free of charge. There are plans for organising a small-scale art event in town during the month of June.


Assistance and interaction

The residency hosts,­ and occasionally other volunteers, ­ will be available for project assistance and feedback before and throughout the residency stay. This may relate to project research, materials and tools as well as finding contacts locally. On arrival, there will be an orientation programme.


Projects of an individual nature are welcome, but we would like to emphasize the importance of sharing knowledge and experience with fellow artists, hosts and the community.








Strandgatan 41, 64100 Kristinestad, Finland


+358 40 761 79 45

+358 40 177 23 30

+221 77 143 88 91

We prefer communication by email.

Kristinestad Artists' Residency is a member of the Res Artis network. We have a sister residency, called Waaw, in Saint-Louis, Senegal.


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