Kristinestad Artists´ Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

This programme is offered by the association Yelema in cooperation with the municipal cultural affairs office of Kristinestad and the Spectra art association.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Artist and community run residency programme open to artists and creatives from all disciplines.
Selection is made on the basis of a project proposal. Both individual and community projects are possible, and there are opportunities of working with local schools and associations. Inspiration can be sought in in the picturesque environment of the old wooden town of Kristinestad, local traditions in woodwork and carpentry, architecture, textiles and music; in the Nordic natural and cultural environment, slowness and retreat. Single-room accommodation, workspace, orientation and project assistance is provided.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • Printmaking
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

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


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

We are non-profit, not financed by any public body, and fees go towards paying the bills. We can offer no grants, but selected candidates will be issued a letter of support for seeking financing elsewhere.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
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
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

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

How to reach

By plane

Helsinki and Turku airports. There are 4 comfortable long-distance buses arriving daily from Helsinki (6 hrs) and Turku (4 hrs).

Contact information

Kristinestad Artists´ Residency
Spectra, Skolgatan 10
64100 Kristinestad

info (at)

Phone: +358 40 761 79 45, +358 40 177 23 30, +221 77 143 88 91

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