Deadline: 19/10/2017

Haihatus residency in Finland for artists and art students of all disciplines

Haihatus is a place to focus on making art and getting inspired in good international company.

There is still room even for November 2017! Be quick!

Haihatus admits full calendar month residencies, 1- 6 months periods. Residency is chargeable, the fee is 650 euros/month/private room and 975 euros/double room/artist couple. Approved residents are invoiced a 100 euros deposit/month (150 euros/double room) as a booking fee and the rest fee in the preceding month of the arrival.

Apply now! Haihatus is known for it´s fluency and fast desicions, the applications are dealed with almost daily, so one gets the decision soon!

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Haihatus is a place to focus on making art and getting inspired. Former residents have valued it´s relaxed and free atmosphere.

Haihatus aims to collaboration and communication between arts and artists. There is a lot of space to make art and many colleagues to work and spend time with. Own space and time are also available and respected.

Duration of residencies is 1-6 months in full calendar months.

Haihatus is located in a rural municipality called Joutsa. The distance from Helsinki is 200 km and from the nearest city Jyväskylä 70 km. There are good daily express coach services and you´ll reach Joutsa by bus in 3 hours from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. There are supermarkets, shops, flea markets, restaurants cafes, a good library and a twice a week cinema in Joutsa. Nature in Joutsa is beautiful and the seasonal change is very affective. There are forests to ramble and lakes to swim - or ski and ice skate in winter.

Artists and art students of all disciplines are welcome. They use mainly their own materials and equipments but there are also materials and tools for joint use. The performing arts´ studio is equiped with dance mats. The staff helps any ways needed.

The private accommodation rooms are sized 17 – 23 m2 with one or two beds. Rooms are furnished and each of them includes a small kitchen with dishware. WC's and showers are located in the common spaces.

There six 10 - 60 m² joint studios to work or practise, room for performing, dwelling, a sauna, a gallery house and a house for art happenings, etc. Three cats, Purhonen, Korhonen and Räisänen are freely purring all over the house, which might the allergic ones be good to be aware of.

One month residency costs 650 €/single room and 975€/double room/ couple. Residents' short term guests are charged 10 €/ night/ a mattress on the floor in the resident´s room or 20€/ private room. The payments are non-refundable in case of cancellation or residency interruption. Travel, food and other living costs pay the artists themselves.

Each applicant is personally responsible for ensuring that all necessary travel, health, personal property, and other insurance policies as well as travel documents are up to date.


Artists have the possibility to arrange workshops and happenings to present their art during the residency. They can also participate the joint Haihatus International exhibitions held yearly in the Haihatus exhibition house.

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Haihatus residency in Finland for artists and art students of all disciplines

Haihatus residency in Finland for artists and art students of all disciplines


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