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Open call for artists: Saari Residence 2025


fimmtudagur, 7. mars 2024

Open call for artists: Saari Residence 2025

The Saari Residence is pleased to announce an Open Call for the 2025 Residency Program. We welcome applications from professional artists for the international Saari Residence in 2025. The residency periods for individual artists are two months long, and the residency includes a work grant in addition to accommodation. Artists groups can apply for group residencies in the summer of 2025.

Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is an international residence for artists in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland. Located in a culturally and historically significant countryside setting, the Saari Residence offers an excellent and inspiring working environment supporting artistic development and creativity.

Professional artists from all fields of art can apply for a residency by presenting a work plan in the application. Residence participants are encouraged to delve into their artistic work and to develop potential new directions for it side by side with the other residents.

The residence’s long-term activities and thinking are underpinned by an ecological approach, which also covers social and psychological sustainability. The keywords are slowness, insight and change. When selecting artists for the residence, whether they work with ecological topics is not one of our selection criteria; instead, our focus on ecology lies in the residence’s overall activities

The main purpose of the residency is not to network within the field of art or to host exhibitions or performances. No exhibition or performance is required at the end of the residency period.

Artists can apply for individual and group residency places. Successful applicants receive a working grant, accommodation, and workspace.

The annual application period for residencies taking place in 2025 opens on 1 March and ends on Wednesday, 27 March 2024 at 4 p.m. Finnish time (Eastern European time, GMT +2). Only applications submitted via the online grant service during the application period will be considered.

Please read our guidelines on how to apply on our website:

Applicants are required to fill in an electronic application form on our online grant service. Please note that we do not accept applications by email or other means outside the online service. 

The applicants’ ability to successfully implement the project will be assessed on the basis of the work plan, CV (or CVs), portfolio, and certificates submitted with the application. 

Residencies for 2025 will be published on 15 June 2024.

Enquiries about the Saari Residence and the application process: 
Residency and Communications Coordinator Pirre Naukkarinen,, tel. +358 44 031 4201 

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