Call for applications: Saari Residence 2018, deadline 15. August

The Saari Residence offers artists a peaceful working environment in the historical and scenic surroundings of an old, rural manor house, as well as excellent opportunities for interaction with other residents. The application period for 2018 residency positions begins on 1 August, 2017 and ends on 15 August, 2017 at 4 p.m. Finnish time.

Residencies are available to individual artists working in various artistic fields; translators, curators and critics; and artistic groups (working groups and organisations with a business ID) of all disciplines. It is open to all nationalities.

Residency places are intended for artistic work. Priority is given to fresh, multidisciplinary, marginal, or non-mainstream themes and fields of art. Applicants must present in their application a project proposal or a work plan for their residency.

A two-month individual residency includes accommodation, workspace, and a monthly grant. The grant is awarded to cover living and travel expenses.

Groups may apply for support for travel and living costs if their residency is of a shorter duration (2–4 weeks).

Application guidelines and criteria
More information:

Residency Coordinator Pirre Naukkarinen,, tel, +358 (0)2 431 4204, +358 (0)44 031 4201

The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is a residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities.

The Saari Residence in Mynämäki, Finland, is maintained by Kone Foundation, and it offers artists and researchers from various fields a peaceful working environment and opportunities for interaction. Established in 1956, Kone Foundation is an independent and unaffiliated organisation, which aims to make the world better by advancing bold initiatives in research and the arts.
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