Deadline: 15/04/2019

Open call for Nelimarkka residency in Finland

An artist 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 town centre, close to a lake and natural surroundings.

The immediate environment is one of rural solitude and stillness, perfect for those wishing to escape into the countryside and work without distraction.

Residents are living in the beautiful old villa in relative solitude. We encourage artists to adapt their practise to the conditions of the house, and use the surroundings as an art environment. Bicycles enable local transportation but aside from that, residents are relatively alone in their surroundings.

Duration of residency
1-3 months

Deadlines for 2019-2020 residencies
1st DEAD LINE: 15th of April 2019 (for November 2019 to April 2020)
2nd DEAD LINE: 15th of October 2019 (for May 2020 to October 2020)
Ask for available residency periods and possible cancellations for 2019.

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

Accommodation and studio/ workspace
The Residency is located at an old artist Villa, built in 1930’s. 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. The Villa accommodates 2 artists at a time.

Fees and support
The rent for the Villa is 400€/month OR  200€/month plus a workshop/open studio event for theNelimarkka Museum.

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 website 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.

Open call for Nelimarkka residency in Finland

Open call for Nelimarkka residency in Finland


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