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.

In 2024, we will organise a 4-week residency between 2 and 29 June. The deadline for applications is 31 December 2023. Please follow the instructions on the 'Essentials' page.

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.

See our past artists and projects 2018 - 2023 here.