Residency for Latvian Creative Professionals in Fiskars village

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

Residency period is September 2019. The accommodation for the resident artist is free of charge. 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. The artist also gets support to cover the travel expenses. Artists must finance 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). Apply by sending your work plan, CV and portfolio in English via the application form by the end of April 2019. UPDATE: if you have difficulties with the form, you can send the application by e-mail to info@rozentals-seura.fi.

Fiskars village 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.

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

Rozentāls Society’s former residence artists are:

2018
Visual artist Ingrīda Pičukāne did her visual interpretation of both – Latvian and Finnish national epics – Lāčplēsis and Kalevala. Her residency project is still in progress and gigantic mushroom is expected to appear on the wall of some tall building in Finland!

Interview with Ingrida in Finnish here

2017
Musician and sound artist Gundega Graudiņa,
Her Residency performance “Sound Path” on YouTube
Interview with Gundega in Finnish

2016
Jewellery artist Rasma Pušpure

Interview with Rasma in Finnish here.

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

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:

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

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