Residence for Creative Professionals in Fiskars

Rozentāls Society (Rozentāls- seura, the Finnish Latvian friendship association) invites Latvian professionals from all creative fields to apply for a residence in Fiskars village, Finland. This includes working craftspeople, designers, visual artists, architects, industrial designers, performing artists, composers, musicians, curators, producers, journalists, writers and researchers.

Residency period for applicants is September 2017. The accommodation for the resident artist is free of charge.  Artist also gets a support to cover the travel fees from Finnish-Latvian Trade association. Rozentāls Society offers fully furnished apartment with private kitchen, bathroom and work space in a traditional Scandinavian-style house in the heart of Fiskars Village. It is suitable also for a small family or two artists that can share the apartment for the residency period. Artists must finance their own travel to/from the village, their living costs and working materials. Rozentāls Society also wishes that the artist is willing to do a presentation of their work to the members of the society.

Resident artist/artists are selected on the basis of applications (work plan, CV and portfolio), that should be sent to info@rozentals-seura.fi until the end of April.

Rozentāls Society was founded to promote broader understanding of Latvian social, cultural and economic life in Finland. Mission of residency program is to stimulate the professional exchange and networking between creative professionals of Finland and Latvia. Rozentāls Society carries out its own publishing activities, arranges seminars, educational events and cultural activities in co-operation with other organizations.

Fiskars is a unique community of people in creative sector. Permanent residents of the Fiskars village are artists, designers, photographers, writers, musicians, goldsmiths, tattoo artists and craftsmen in many fields. Depending on the field of action, resident will have the possibility to work together with local artists. The co-working possibilities will be planned together with the resident artist. Find out more about Fiskars village and the residence.

 

Residence artist 2016 Rasma Pušpure at work

Rozentāls Society’s former residence artists are:

2016
Rasma Pušpure, http://www.rasmapuspure.com
Interview in Finnish here.

2015
Eva Vēvere, http://www.evavevere.com
Inverview in Finnish here.

 

 

Apply by sending your work plan, CV and portfolio in English to info@rozentals-seura.fi by the end of April 2017.

Fiskars village is located about 90 kilometres from Helsinki. Fiskars can be reached easily by public transport (closest train station Karjaa), by car and by bike.

 

Additional information:

Fiskars Residence Programm curator
Kati Sointukangas
+358 (0) 40 0241017
fiskarsair@onoma.fi

Rozentāls Society
Vice Chairman
Linda Prauliņa
+358 (0) 50 4874411
lindaprau@gmail.com