Titanik A.i.R

General information

Brief description of organisation

Ttanik A.i.R. is a residency program run by the Arte Artists´ Association in Turku, Finland. The aim is to promote contemporary art in the city, as well as improve the professional, social and economical benefits of the artists.

Arte runs Titanik A.i.R. residency programme (founded in 2006), and contmporary art space Titanik (founded in 1988).

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Titanik A.i.R. open call for 2020, application period 8.4.–28.4.2019.

Titanik artist-in-residence programme (Turku, Finland) offers one- to three-month residencies for artists, working in the intersection of sound and contemporary art.

Titanik residency is run by the Arte Artists’ Association in Turku, southwestern coast of Finland. Titanik A.i.R programme has been running since 2006, shifting it´s focus to sound in 2013, which made it the first sound art residency in Finland.

The working space, 20m2, is adjoined to the contemporary art gallery Titanik (open to public Tue-Fri 12–18 pm and Sat-Sun 12–16 pm), located in the city centre, on the shore of the river Aura. The artists can work in the Titanik A.i.R. studio space 24/7.

The residency period includes a possibility for exhibiting in the A.i.R. studio space. Additionally, the artists may arrange public screenings, performances etc. during the residency at the gallery space. There is also a possibility to use tools and audiovisual equipment upon agreement.

Artists are provided with free accommodation in a beautiful, fully equipped flat in city centre, within walking distance from Titanik Gallery. The apartment is suitable for a single artist or a couple. The artists must fund all their living and working expenses, including food, transportation and material for exhibition.

Please prepare an individual submission, including:

– Short motivation statement (max one page, pdf file) with preferred dates of residency, and possible interest in hosting an exhibition, artist talk or other event.

– CV (max two pages, pdf file).

– Samples of recent work as one link (for example dropbox), no attached images/files.

Everything listed above must be provided to complete application. Only pdf files are accepted and all work samples other than one complied link will be dismissed. Please send your submission by e-mail to info@titanik.fi. The closing date is 28 April 2019.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Sound
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Other

Artist couples accepted.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel

Titanik provides working studio and free accommodation. Travel, food, living and material costs are on artist.

Expectations of the artist
  • Other

Exhibition or presentation.

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions
  • Talks, seminars, concerts, screenings

How to reach

By train

Good connections from Helsinki or Tampere by train or by bus.

By plane

Turku Airport (distance 8 km) Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (150 km). Bus available from Helsinki Airport to Turku. Tampere Airport (distance 150 km).

By car

Located in the centre of Turku.

Nearest airport

Turku city airport.

Contact information

Titanik A.i.R
Itäinen Rantakatu 8
20700 Turku


Phone: +358 (0)45 8998 772

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