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Open Call Saari Residence

The Kone Foundation invites artists to apply for the two-month Saari artist residency that includes a work grant in addition to accommodation. The residency takes place in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland.

The residency will offer professional artists from all fields of art the opportunity to free themselves from their everyday routines for the duration of their residency. No exhibition or performance is required at the end of the residency period.

The keywords of the residency are slowness, insight and change, the long-term activities and thinking are underpinned by an ecological approach, which also covers social and psychological sustainability. The organisers encourage applicants who are coming to the residence from outside Finland to apply for a grant for ecological travel to cover their travel expenses. Artists arriving from Global South can apply for flight support and visa fees (processing and possible travel).

The Call is directed to individual professional artists, fiction writers, poets, novelists, translators, curators and critics, and artistic collectives (workgroups or established organizations with a business ID, the minimum group size is 3 people) of all disciplines and all nationalities for the purpose of carrying out a project proposal presented in advance. Work partners can apply for individual residency in a joint application.

Applications should be submitted before the deadline of 31 March. Find more information about the Call criteria here.

Kone Foundation is an independent and unaffiliated organisation that awards grants to promote academic research, culture and the arts.