Deadline: 20/01/2019

Focus on your own artistic practice in the middle of the unique Archipelago Nature!

We are looking for art professionals from all disciplines!

Focus on your own artistic practice and contemplation in the middle of the unique Archipelago Nature!

Description of residency program
We are looking for art professionals from all disciplines for whom the surrounding Archipelago Nature, island life, the seaside and forest could be an interesting area to contemplate, to research or a theme to work on. We encourage a dialog inside the residency and a dialog with local people and the environment. You can apply a space for 1-3 months. We might even accept shorter visits depending on timing. We offer you time to think and time to focus on your own artistic practice, to develop a new idea - or to continue on a work in progress.

AARK is located right by the ferry shore, you can follow the Sea Way from windows and from the yard. Our special area is the unique archipelago with thousands of islands, forest and Archipelago National Park, fresh air and clear sky, stars, perhaps sea gets frozen. Darkness and silence in the winter… light summer nights, rich bird life as well swimming & traditional sauna.

However, this idyllic setting also has some heavy issues: we are concerned of the state of our Archipelago Sea. There is less fish than ever before, population is decreasing and services are being cut. Against all odds we want to keep our island and archipelago alive all year round! We believe that artists in a new environment see things in a different light and can possibly find new aspects on our everyday environment. We welcome a discussion. We encourage a dialog inside the residency AARK and a dialog with local people and the environment.

We live on an island so some independency is needed, the ferry and the bus goes in front of the house! Bikes and walks in the forest or sea side. Open Studio can be arranged or other public presentations. WELCOME!

Duration of residency
1-3 months but even shorter 2 weeks possible to apply, depending on timing.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
All disciplines.

We have simple tools for wood. Projector, bikes, a car for short trips, no specific assistans - rather gettogethers and dialog inside the residency and with local people. Some independency is needed from our artists. Observe that in wintertime the island is quiet and not many people around. But the ferry goes and to the Korpo village only 9km. Neighbours 2km.

Accommodation and Fee
2 Seaside apartments are 72m2 with 2 separate bedrooms, shared kitchen and living room/studio.

Single Studio space, kitchen shower/wc. Its airy 54m2 that is perfect for a more private studio bedroom and living space 3rd floor. Windows to North and West.

– Important: In Shared apartment for 2 artists there are 2 bedrooms. Please indicate if you are willing to share the apartment with persons of the opposite sex.

Fee
490€ /month / person paid by the artist in the shared apartment and 590€ Single Studio +150€.

All daily costs by the artist, travels and cleaning.
Confirmation payment 150€ and the rest 2 months before arrival.
Artist families are welcome!
Children are welcome.
Visitors only by agreement and only short visits. Fee.

Studio/ workspace
Living and working in the same space + yard and the Basement 30m2 for what ever use.

Expectations towards the artist
To participate our informal meetings when possible. Cleaning. Open Studios can be arrainged!

Application information
Applications to email: info@aark.fi  artist and director Renja Leino shall answer you asap. www.renjaleino.com

Your CV and short motivation letter. Your www (or low resolution PDF of your works, exhibitions)

Include year of birth, gender, nationality and home address.

Focus on your own artistic practice in the middle of the unique Archipelago Nature!

Focus on your own artistic practice in the middle of the unique Archipelago Nature!

Location
Finland

Application deadline
20/01/2019

Residency starts
02/01/2019

Residency ends
31/12/2019

More information
http://aark.fi/