Artist residence

The international Artist-in-Residence programme of KulttuuriKauppila supports and produces international professional art. The guest artists are provided time and space to work in peace free from the everyday haste, new contacts to the art field as well as to the local community, and of course through the idyllic surroundings space to breath and to develop their own artistic expression. On the other hand the artists often take part in the activities of the Ii art field by teaching on courses, by stimulating special community groups like children into art through workshops and by producing artworks to the regional exhibitions. The activities have become mutual: the traditional surroundings inspire the artists and the local art field gets fresh ideas from the world. In this way tradition and internationality converge into a new kind of culture.