Deadline: 30/11/2018

Experience the famous Finnish summer!

Get isnspired by the forest and lakes in Finland. Or experience the Midnight Sun.

Experience the famous Finnish summer!
Get inspired by the forest and lakes in Finland. Or experience the endless summerdays – one of the most iconic Finnish natural phenomena, the Midnight Sun.
Last minute call for recidency for artists and art students of all disciplines!
Art people of all disciplines!
How about Finnish countryside, art making, getting inspired and finding new international artist friends?
You can also arrange your own happenings to perform your own art. Or you can just rest and get inspired by the fascinating Finnish nature. Haihatus is an easygoing place to be.

Duration of residencies 
1-6 months in full calendar months. Haihatus is known for it´s fluency and fast decisions, the applications are processed almost daily, so one gets the decision soon.

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

Haihatus is located in a rural municipality of 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 impressive. There are forests to ramble and lakes to swim - or ski and ice skate in winter.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
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 equipped with dance mats and music instruments. The house artists advice and help 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.

Studios and other joint rooms
There are six 10 - 60 m² studios to work or practice, room for performing, dwelling, a sauna, a gallery house and a house for art happenings, etc. Residency is situated in the Utopia house, performing arts´ studio is in Fantasia house and the gallery in Haihatus house. Three cats, Purhonen, Korhonen and Räisänen are freely purring all over the house, which might the allergic ones be good to be aware of.

In 2019 one month residency costs 650 €/single accommodation 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.
The fee includes many studios, plenty of common space, some supplies and materials for art making. 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.

Expectations and Possibilities
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 in the annual Haihatus International group exhibition at the Haihatus gallery.

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Experience the famous Finnish summer!

Experience the famous Finnish summer!


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