Takahuhti Artists Residence

General information

Brief description of organisation

Tampere Artists´ Association rents living and working facilities at Takahuhti Artcenter for visiting artists, curators, critics and alike. The building is a former old people´s home and it is owned by the City of Tampere.

The Takahuhti Artcenter is situated in beautiful park-like surroundings at abt. 5 km from the City center. In addition to the artists´ residence the Artcenter houses work or storage spaces for twenty professional artists of Tampere Artists´ Association.

Brief description of residency program

The Takahuhti artists´ residence is kept by Tampere Artists´ Association and it is open for artists year round. It is not a cost-free residency, but a rental place to stay and work independently in peaceful surroundings in the vicinity of Tampere. The duration of residencies is from 2 weeks onwards. The applications for the residence periods must be sent to the office of Tampere Artists´ Association by email: info@tampereen-taiteilijaseura.fi.

The work studio is a spacious and airy 40 sqms of open space with a table and an easel. Living quarters contain two rooms. One room is an open hallway with an alcove with a double bed and a closet. The other room contains a kitchen as well as a single bed, night stand, table with four chairs, cupboard, sink, refrigerator, washing machine, microwave oven, coffeemaker, electric kettle and dishes. Shower room is elsewhere in the building.

The fees vary upon the duration of the residency. 2 weeks: 280 €, 1 month: 440 € for one person and 470 € for 2-3 persons.

The Association has working facilities also in Artcenter Mältinranta at the center of Tampere, where the visiting artist can also rent work periods by separate request. These facilities include metal workshop and versatile graphics workshops where the artist can do intaglio, silk screen and wood cut printing as well as litography.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Educational Programmes
  • Printmaking
  • Administrative
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English

How to reach

By train

Hourly train connctions from Helsinki to Tampere. Regular train connections from other parts of Finland to Tampere, too. Bus connections from the Tampere railway station to Takahuhti.

By plane

Helsinki airport or Tampere airport.

Contact information

Takahuhti Artists Residence
Kirjavaisenkatu 17
33560 Tampere


Phone: 010-420 2040

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