Vanha Paukku Artist Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku is a centre for culture and entrepreneurship unique both by its surroundings as well by its history. The centre, located next to the Lapuanjoki river, is made up of old factory buildings, has several galleries and museums, the town library, shops and offices as well as a cafeteria, a movie theatre, the Music Institute and the Adult Education Centre. All functioning within the premises. During the summer there is also a river boat that takes its passengers on a cruise through the history and the surroundings of the area.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku is an art and culture centre located in Lapua, Finland. We welcome artists from all disciplines to join our residency.

Our artist residency program offers two apartments about 400 meters from the Cultural Centre, one apartment with two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a living room, the other with one room, kitchen, bathroom and sauna. The workspace is located in the Creative Community Studio at the Cultural Centre.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Governmental Institution

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks
  • 1 month
  • between 1 and 3 months
  • 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


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

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



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


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Finnish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Artist meetings

How to reach

By train

There is a train station in Lapua and a more active one in Seinäjoki (25 km from Lapua). You can take a train to Lapua from all the major cities in Finland and also Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Train tickets can be purchased online:

A bus connections to Lapua or Seinäjoki can be checked online:


By plane

The nearest airport is Vaasa airport

Helsinki-Vantaa airport is the national airport

By car

From Helsinki: Finnish national road 3 from Helsinki via Tampere to Vaasa takes you to Lapua. Use the postal code 62100 on your sat nav.

Nearest airport

Contact information

Vanha Paukku Artist Residency
Kauppakatu 23
62100 Lapua

Phone: +358442929570

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