Örö Residency Programme

General information

Brief description of organisation

The programme is administered by Örön Residenssikeskus ry, an artists-run organization functioning as a co-operative platform. We seek to collaborate with diverse interest groups and organizations in the fields of art and research to ensure a versatile use of our residency and to realize various interdisciplinary projects.

Organisation founded in

2014

Brief description of residency program

A residency programme on the island of Örö in the Archipelago National Park, Finland. Our main focus is visual artists working in experimental fields of art, art-science collaborations and interdisciplinary art projects. We also encourage researchers in humanistic and social sciences with an interdisciplinary approach to cultural and political themes to apply.

Örö is an island in the southern outskirt of the Finnish archipelago. Used as a military fortress from the early 1900s until the end of 2014, the island is now open for civilians and has become a part of the Archipelago National Park. The island’s nature is unusually pristine and home to many rare species. With one shore facing the open Baltic Sea and the other being sheltered by the archipelago, Örö is a concentration of diverse habitats and geotypes. The military history and the ongoing conversion towards nature tourism add more layers to the scenery.

The residency programme has apartments with 2-3 rooms, kitchen and a bathroom with shower. An apartment can be utilized by a single visitor for separate living and studio spaces, or shared by two artists, a workgroup or a family. The apartments are equipped with basic furniture, tools and necessities for living and working.

The residency period is free of charge. We provide accommodation; you will have exclusive use of the apartment, tools and accessories. However, we do not cover your travel costs, food or daily expenses.

Residency program since

2015

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Art-Science Collaborations, Humanistic Research
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

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

2

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Other

collaborators, visitors

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
  • Other

Documentation and Report

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios

2

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Finnish, Swedish

How to reach

By train

From Helsinki, take the train to Salo (basically any train going to Turku). From the Salo train station, walk accross the street to the bus station and take a bus to Dalsbruk (Taalintehdas). From Dalsbruk, take a cab to Kasnäs and then the ferry to Örö.

Detailed travel instructions and links to timetables: http://www.ores.fi/visitors-guide/

By plane

From Helsinki Airport take a bus connection to Salo (all buses going toward Turku). From the Salo bus station take a bus to Dalsbruk (Taalintehdas). From Dalsbruk, take a cab to Kasnäs and then the ferry to Örö.

Detailed travel instructions and links to timetables: http://www.ores.fi/visitors-guide/

By car

From Helsinki, take the E18 motorway towards Turku. Exit at Salo and follow the traffix signs toward Perniö. When approaching Perniö center, take the first exit at the roundabout toward Kemiö. Follow the road all the way to Dragsfjärd and then follow the signs to Kasnäs. From Kasnäs harbour, take the ferry to Örö (cars have to stay at Kasnäs).

Detailed travel instructions and links to timetables: http://www.ores.fi/visitors-guide/

Nearest airport

Helsinki Airport

Contact information

Örö Residency Programme
Örön Linnake, Kerhontie 82
25930 Kasnäs
Finland

info@ores.fi
www.ores.fi

Phone: +358415317606

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