Hovinkartano International Arts and Cultural Cent

General information

Brief description of organisation

Hovinkartano International Arts and Cultural Centre is situated in the south of Finland in old manor house surroundings. It has been classified as a culturally valuable building complex.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Our residence is open on one or two weeks basis. We accept applications by e-mail. We also accept family members to stay here while the artist is working/putting up exhibition/getting new ideas...
We are open to artists only during June, July and August. We prefer applications for the month of July but in case we get good and inspiring applications we can accept the time from June till the middle of August. CV, some pictures of works and probably a plan for the residency time should be included in the application.
The cost for one week is 150 euros including accomodation, sheets,towels etc. Meals are not included but we have good kitchen facilities for artists to prepare their own meals. We help in going shopping to the supermarkets.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • Curatorial
  • Critics
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Privately owned

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
Grants available

At the moment we cannot give any grants, but we support the costs so that the remaining fee for one week is only 150 euros.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Donation of an Artwork
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • Theatre, concerts, cultural events

How to reach

By train

From Helsinki to Hameenlinna

By plane

To Helsinki or Tampere airports, we will pick you up or give exact travel directions to the nearest city of Hameenlinna

By car

Plese see the map on our website.

Nearest airport

Tampere, Helsinki

Contact information

Hovinkartano International Arts and Cultural Cent
Sotjalantie 58
14700 Hauho, Hameenlinna


Phone: int+358+3+6542344, int+358(0)505973088 (mobile)

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