Deadline: 29/01/2019

Last Minute Call for Winter Residency

Experience unique seasons & famous atmosphere of Haihatus.

WINTER Residency
February – March
A call for artist residency in February – March 2019.
Unique opportunity to experience Finnish winter! If you are into cold weather, snow and winter scenery (perhaps even skiing, ice-skating or sleighing?), Haihatus in winter is your choice. We have plenty huge studios for making art indoor, and beautiful nature right in our backyard. Apply now!

SPRING Residency
April – May 2019
A call for artist residency in April – May 2019. Unique opportunity to experience Finnish spring! Nature is waking up after a long and cold winter, grass gets green and tulips are blossoming. Perfect time for inspiring work period in central Finland.

SUMMER Residency
June–August 2019
A call for artist residency in June – September 2019. How about summer in beautiful Finnish countryside? Dipping into clean lake, hiking in the forest nearby, biking and sitting by camp fire through white nights – with new artist friend around the world?

FALL Residency
September–November 2019
A call for artist residency in September – November 2019. Summer turns into Fall, and nature is preparing slowly for Winter again. The Finnish seasons are diverse, but so unique. Fall means peaceful darkness, woolen socks and cozy nights with candle light. Time to get inspired by the nature!

HAIHATUS: Unique Residency in Nordic Countryside

Experience nature, concentrate on art making and get inspired in recidency of all art disciplines.

Haihatus Art Center and Residency is a non-profit and artist/volunteer run programme in Joutsa, central Finland. Experience Finnish nature, concentrate on art making, get inspired and find new international artist friends! Apply now, few rooms left for February and March. Applications are processed fast and fluently.

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

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 usually 1–4, even 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.

Artists and art students of all disciplines are welcome. Artists 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.

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.

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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Last Minute Call for Winter Residency

Last Minute Call for Winter Residency


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