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 2021. The residency will be organised according to the Covid 19 situation of the time. 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.
HOW TO APPLY?
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. Application period opens on the 1st of May and closes at 11.59 PM on May 15th. The application form will be published on this site.
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. Our organisation was founded to promote broader understanding of Latvian social, cultural and economic life in Finland and the mission of the residency program is to stimulate the professional exchange and networking between creative professionals of Finland and Latvia.
Rozentāls Society’s former residence artists are:
We organised the exhibition Dimensions of Distance together with Fiskars AiR and Fotocentrum Raseborg to celebrate the 5 years of our residence program. The exhibition gathered together all of our former residence artists. More in Finnish here.
Interview in Finnish
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
Jewellery artist Rasma Pušpure
Interview with Rasma 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.
+358 (0) 50 4874411
Fiskars Residence Programm curator
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