WARIA Artbreak AIR

General information

Brief description of organisation

WARIA is cooperative of freelancers working in the field of creative industry, cultural events and media. Our members are artists, photographers, graphic designers, producers, educators, translators, interpreters and curators of the visual arts. WARIA produces public works of art, community art, street and media art works, short and documentary films, both as order projects and as own production.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

WARIA Artbreak AIR, an artist run activity, is located in the North of Finland offering basecamp for foreign visual artists and curators. We are providing opportunities and networks for art professionals in order to have dialogue, exchange of ideas and new co-operation together with art professionals in the North.

WARIA Artbreak AIR is offering two residency programs for creators:

Y-AIR is bilateral programme between Northern Finland and Japan which aims to support the artistic activities of emerging young artists. The program was piloted in 2017 and the selection of the participants is made once a year by jury in both countries.

EXPLORING THE NORTH program aims at providing a unique curatorial experience by an intensive excursion and research period in Northern part of Finland. The participants are given the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and create contacts for their future
projects together with art professionals in the North.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Curatorial
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

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


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

Project Based

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Cabin/House

Wheelchair accessible studios and accomodation.

Working language(s)
  • English
  • Japanese, Swedish
Contact information

WARIA Artbreak AIR
Koppelonniementie 12
91100 Ii


Phone: +358 45 124 2050

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