Essentials

ESSENTIALS

Time

The Kristinestad residency will be open next time between 1 and 29 June 2022. Arrival day in Kristinestad is 1 June; we recommend that you travel to Finland on 31 May or earlier.


Cost

The Kristinestad residency is non-profit. Hosts are working without remuneration. There is, however, a residency fee of €600  to cover accommodation and studio space as well as administration costs. You will be asked to pay a caution of €200 (repaid at the end of the residency) to cover any damage or loss. You should also calculate with costs for art and craft materials, if applicable, as well as travel internationally and within Finland. For food and other necessities, entrance fees etc., €500 is an absolute minimum.


Finance

No grants are available, but those selected will be issued a letter of support for grant applications. We do not have information on grant opportunities.


Deadline

For June 2022, applications will be accepted until 15 January.


Logistics

The nearest airport is in Vaasa (2 hrs. away), but for practical reasons, we recommend that you fly to Helsinki or Turku on 31 May, stay overnight and take a long-distance express bus to Kristinestad the following day (6 or 4 hrs. respectively, 10–35 Euro). Alternatively, you may be able to take a night ferry from Stockholm to Turku, and take a direct bus from Turku harbour in the morning. In the post-pandemic situation, frequent schedule changes are likely. We will help you plan your trip.

Application and selection

Projects with relevance to the Finnish context and the local community will be especially appreciated. In 2022, we are particularly interested in proposals involving photography, weaving or ceramics - but all creative fields are welcome. The selection committee consists of professionals in a variety of disciplines.


Apply by sending us an informal application letter by email. It should include the information mentioned below. NB! We are more interested in what you would like to do than in CVs or artists' statements. If possible, link to documentation of your work online. If you must send an attachment, please limit yourself to two recent and relevant works. If applicable, attach a very short and realistic project plan, including any wishes as to space, equipment, assistance and time frame. Heavy (10 MB+) messages will not be taken into account.


Application information

*Surname:

*First name:

*Year of birth:

* Nationality:

*Profession/occupation:

*Possible website(s) with documentation of earlier work:

*Email address:

*Mobile phone:

*How would you like to spend your residency? Please be as                   concrete as possible. In particular, please mention if you would like to use a loom or the ceramics studio. Attach a very short project plan if applicable.

*Why are you interested in a residency in Kristinestad in particular?

*Particular needs/requirements for your stay and/or your project:

*Have you visited Finland before?

*Where did you get to know about the residency?