For the Sake of Being(s) -residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

For the Sake of Being(s)is a social enterprise and the three points of focus of our activities are art, education and healing. We operate to promote and develop a healthy relationship towards ourselves, our body and mind, and to the nature as a holistic interconnected system and source of all life. In Olo-center, of which the residency is a part of, we organise workshops and events on topics such as art, ecology, self-development, wild food, permaculture, etc.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

For the Sake of Being(s) -residency is located in South Savonia, in the munincipality of Enonkoski, next to the Kolovesi national park, in a former village school of Ihamaniemi. The surrounding of the two-floor wooden building is Finnish rural landscape, with lakes and forests all around.

We offer two three month residency periods per year (from March to May, and from September to November) and the residency is open for artists of various fields, also writes and researchers.

The residency includes three bedrooms of various sizes, and two large separate studios, which are suitable especially for both dance and performance artists, and for visual artists as well.

We want to provide an inspring surroundings and a meeting point for people to encounter each other and to develop their creative practice.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Other

Social enterprise

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
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



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


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops

How to reach

Nearest airport


Contact information

For the Sake of Being(s) -residency
Päivärinteentie 10
58180 Ihamaniemi

Phone: +358 45 359 5668

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