Kristinestad Artists' Residency is a non-profit and artist/volunteer run organisation, anchored in the community of Kristinestad on the Finnish West coast. The residency programme is offered by the association Yelema in cooperation with the municipal cultural affairs office, the local art association Spectra and crafts association Hemslöjdsföreningen.

We would like to encourage reflection on issues and practices that are central to the local and Finnish context. We particularly welcome practitioners in visual arts, craft and design but also, for instance, musicians, writers and researchers.

Due to Covid-19 related restrictions,
our August 2020 residency was cancelled. We are preliminarily planning for June 2021, and we hope to publish a call for artists in late October.

See our artists and projects of 2018 and 2019 here.

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Spectra, Skolgatan 10, 64100 Kristinestad, Finland; info@kristinestadresidency.org

+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.

In Kristinestad, we can also recommend a residency alternative open in July: Galleri Gottorp.