Deadline: 20/10/2017

OPEN CALL for Mustarinda AiR 2018

Mustarinda AiR surrounded by the old growth forest.

Description of residency program
MUSTARINDA ARTIST / WRITER / RESEARCHER RESIDENCIES

Located in Hyrynsalmi (Kainuu province, Finland), Mustarinda-residency offers rooms for artists, writers and researchers of varying fields. Available for rent are four artist studios and additionally three rooms suitable for researchers/writers.

Mustarinda is situated on the second highest summit in Kainuu, adjacent to the north-east edge of the Paljakka nature reserve. The surrounding view is of valuable, and in some places, completely untouched old-growth forests. Paljakka and Mustarinda are also some of Finland’s snowiest areas. Mustarinda is the only inhabited house on the summit, 23 kilometers from the nearest village.

Mustarinda is situated on the second highest summit in Kainuu, adjacent to the north-east edge of the Paljakka nature reserve. The surrounding view is of valuable, and in some places, completely untouched old-growth forests. Paljakka and Mustarinda are also some of Finland’s snowiest areas. Mustarinda is the only inhabited house on the summit, 23 kilometers from the nearest village.

Mustarinda Association fosters natural and cultural diversity by bringing together people from different backgrounds through workshops, exhibitions, residency programming, publications and happenings. Mustarinda is a not-for-profit association founded in 2009 by artists and researchers. The Mustarinda house is nearing energy self-sufficiency. Mustarinda works largely with volunteer work. We hope that the residency guests take part to some of shared tasks in the house like cleaning, gardening in the summer or snow work in the winter time.
During the residency months there might be some short-time workshops or visitors in the house, and we also wish children welcome. If you're looking for a very quiet place to work, please mention it in your application.

Duration of residency
Working period: 1 – 3 months during
SPRING /// 1. February 2018 – 31. May 2018
AUTUMN /// 1. September 2018 – 30. November 2018

Also some writer rooms available in July–August.

Mustarinda house is run by Mustarinda association members and volunteers. A person taking care of the house will be available during weekdays at 10–12 AM for contact by the residents. Residency entrants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Hyrynsalmi. Picking-up/dropping off at Hyrynsalmi village preferred on the 1st weekday of the month (before 8 PM) and departing on the last weekday of the month.

Application dl: 20. October 2017

The selected artists / writers will be announced on 27th of October. 

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Located in Hyrynsalmi (Kainuu province, Finland), Mustarinda-residency offers rooms for artists, writers and researchers of varying fields.

Accommodation
Available for rent are four artist studios and additionally three rooms suitable for researchers/writers. The applicant may apply for a specific space depending on their needs and working methods. Depending on the timing, families can be accommodated by the larger bedrooms or two separate rooms.

Grocery shopping upon agreement ca. once a week. Residents have communal use of a kitchen, dining room, living room, library, electric sauna (once a week), wood-burning outdoor sauna (twice a month), grill hut, etc. There is also some hiking and winter sports equipment, footwear and apparel that may be borrowed upon agreement. There’s a nature trail to a nearby forest starting from the back yard of Mustarinda House. The building has wireless internet access, which is unfortunately sometimes slow because of the distant location.

Studio/ workspace
Available for rent are four artist studios and additionally three rooms suitable for researchers/writers.  The Mustarinda house is nearing energy self-sufficiency.

Fees and support
Studios and Rooms:

Studio 1: 27 m2 workspace + bedroom 350 € / month
Studio 2: 44 m2 workspace + bedroom 400 € / month
Studio 3: 14 m2 workspace + bedroom 330 € / month
Studio 4: 10 m2 workspace + bedroom 300 € / month

Writers room: 12–16m2 bedroom 260 € / month
(can be used also for artists who don´t need a separate studio)

Please go to our site for further information and transportation pricing http://mustarinda.fi/residency 

Expectations towards the artist
Mustarinda hopes that the applicants would travel using environmentally friendly means. For persons travelling inside Finland also shorter periods are possible.  

Application information
The Mustarinda residency application is informal. It should include

– a preliminary work plan (max. 1 page)
– attachments/links (such as images, max. 5 MB, .pdf or .jpg)
– preferred working period months and working space

Applications may be sent via e-mail: info@mustarinda.fi 

OPEN CALL for Mustarinda AiR 2018

OPEN CALL for Mustarinda AiR 2018

Location
Finland

Application deadline
20/10/2017

Residency starts
01/02/2018

Residency ends
2018

More information
http://www.mustarinda.fi/residency

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