Deadline: 09/12/2017

HAIHATUS residency in Finland

Haihatus is a relaxed place to get inspired and concentrate on art with new international friends.

RESIDENCY IN FINLAND FOR ARTISTS AND ART STUDENTS
Rest year 2017 residences will now be awarded a 20% discount! It means that November and December fee is 520 €/ month/ single and 780 €/ month/ couple.
In 2018 the fee will be 650 euros/month/private room and 975 euros/double room/artist couple. Approved residents are invoiced a 100 euros deposit/month (150 euros/double room) as a booking fee and the rest fee in the preceding month of the arrival.
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HAIHATUS PRINCIPLES
Haihatus is a place to focus on making art and getting inspired. Former residents have valued it´s relaxed and atmosphere.
Haihatus aims to collaboration and communication between arts and artists. There is a lot of space to make art and many colleagues to work and spend time with. Own space and time are also available and respected.
Duration of residencies is 1-6 months in full calendar months.

LOCATION
Haihatus is located in a rural municipality called Joutsa. The distance from Helsinki is 200 km and from the nearest city Jyväskylä 70 km. There are good daily express coach services and you´ll reach Joutsa by bus in 3 hours from Helsinki airport. There are supermarkets, shops, drift stores, restaurants, cafes, daily open free of charge gym, a good library and a twice a week cinema in Joutsa. Nature in Joutsa is beautiful and the seasonal change is very impressive. There are forests to ramble and lakes to swim - or ski and ice skate in winter.

DISCIPLINES, WORK EQUIPMENT AND ASSISTANCE
Artists and art students of all disciplines are welcome. They use mainly their own materials and equipments but there are also materials and tools for joint use. The performing arts´ studio is equiped with dance mats, music instruments and PA-equipments The house artists help and advice any ways needed.

ACCOMMODATION
The private accommodation rooms are sized 17 – 23 m2 with one or two beds. Rooms are furnished and each of them includes a small kitchen with dishware. WC's and showers are located in the common spaces.

STUDIOS AND OTHER JOINT ROOMS
There are six 10 - 60 m² studios to work or practise, room for performing, dwelling, a sauna, a gallery house and a house for art happenings, etc. Residency is situated mainly in the Utopia house, performing arts´ training studio is in Fantasia house and the gallery in Haihatus house. Three cats, Purhonen, Korhonen and Räisänen are freely purring all over the house, which might the allergic ones be good to be aware of.

FEES
One month residency costs 650 €/single room and 975€/double room/ couple. Residents´ short term guests are charged 10 €/ night/ a mattress on the floor in the resident´s room or 20€/ private room. The payments are non-refundable in case of cancellation or residency interruption. Travel, food and other living costs pay the artists themselves.

EXPECTATIONS AND POSSIBILITIES
Each applicant is personally responsible for ensuring that all necessary travel, health, personal property, and other insurance policies as well as travel documents are up to date.
Artists have the possibility to arrange workshops and happenings to present their art during the residency. They can also participate the annual Haihatus International group exhibition at the Haihatus gallery.

APPLICATION
To apply visit http://www.en.haihatus.fi/lomake.html?id=2 

MORE INFORMATION AND ATMOSPHERE OF HAIHATUS:

ARTIST INTRODUCTIONS AND FEEDBACK

video clip TOWER OF RANDOMNESS by Auke de Vries and Ruth Taylor

A GUIDE BOOKLET FOR FOREIGNERS ARRIVING JOUTSA

HAIHATUS RESIDENCY SEPTEMBER 2015 MAGAZINE

HAIHATUS residency in Finland

HAIHATUS residency in Finland

Location
Finland

Application deadline
09/12/2017

Residency starts
01/12/2017

Residency ends
31/12/2018

More information
http://www.en.haihatus.fi

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