Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre

General information

Brief description of organisation

Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre includes Galleria Ratamo along with both printmaking and photography studios, and is geared for those interested in creating, experimenting and learning printmaking and photographic techniques.

Galleria Ratamo presents primarily printmaking and photography exhibitions.

The Ratamo centre is designed for both professionals and amateurs. The space is also used for classes and workshops which are organized by both Ratamo and other organizations such as the Adult Education Centre (Kansalaisopisto). Professional artists and experienced amateurs are able to rent the studio space for their personal creative production. The centre also maintains active international contacts.

Ratamo is situated in the Jyväskylä Veturitallit complex (former roundhouse)almost in the centre of the city and it is run by the Jyväskylä Art Museum (printmaking) and the Centre for Creative Photography (photography.

Organisation founded in

1999

Brief description of residency program

Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre welcomes printmakers to apply for a yearly one month residence in October. The deadline for applications is the end of May. More information about the residence can be found in our English website.

Ratamo’s residency program offers:
- free accommodation at the guest room in the city
- free working at the printshop (except plates, papers and special materials)
- a grant of 400 € for living and material costs
- a living local artists´ community

Residency program since

2010

Disciplines and media
  • Printmaking
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Grants available

The chosen artits will get a grant of 400 € for living and material costs.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Description of residency

Setting

Urban

Resources
  • Printmaking Facilities
Number of studios

1

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

Several daily connections fron Helsinki to Jyväskylä, travelling time 3 hours.

By plane

Few daily flights from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, flight time 50 minutes.

By car

From Helsinki to Jyväskylä 235 km, travelling time 3 hours and 15 minutes. Several bus connections from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, travelling time 3 hours 30 minutes.

Nearest airport

Jyväskylä airport, 20 km from the city

Contact information

Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre
Veturitallinkatu 6
40100 Jyväskylä
Finland

jukka.partanen@jkl.fi
www.jyvaskyla.fi/ratamo

Phone: +358504622695

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