Deadline: 15/04/2018

Open call for Nelimarkka residency in rural Finland

A villa in the peaceful countryside.

Description of residency program
The Nelimarkka Residency carries out painter Eero Nelimarkka’s long-term dream of having fine art present also in the countryside. The residency is located in a rural setting, four kilometres from the small Alajärvi Centre, close to a lake and natural surroundings. Circa 10 artists live and work at the residency annually.

Duration of residency
Deadlines for 2018-2019 residencies:
1st DEAD LINE: 15th of April 2018 for November 2018 to April 2019
2nd DEAD LINE: 15th of October 2018 for May 2019 to October 2019
Ask for available residency periods and possible cancellations for 2018.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Nelimarkka Residency is looking for artists on all fields of visual arts.

Accommodation and studio/ workspace
A residency includes the use of a studio, common areas, and a private bedroom. The Villa can accommodate two artist at a time.

There are two options: a separate bedroom with open studio space or a studio combined with bedroom. Both of the studios and bedrooms are upstairs.

Fees and support
The rent for the Villa is 400€/month OR  200€/month plus a workshop/open studio event or artwork donation for the museum. Donations are considered on occasion.

The artists pay for their own material, living and travel expenses. The museum usually offers a workshop to the museum’s customers together with the artist-in-residence. The museum provides the material for the workshop.

Expectations towards the artist
The rent is cheaper for the artists giving a workshop/open studio event during their stay.

Application information
Please fill out and print the Application Form you will find from our webpage Sign the form, and send it via mail or email it to Please attach your work plan, previous work examples and a CV/resume. Please include the preferred date(s) and length of your stay on your application.

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Open call for Nelimarkka residency in rural Finland

Open call for Nelimarkka residency in rural Finland


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