Open Call for KulttuuriKauppila Residency Programmes 2020! 

KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre, located in the municipality of Ii in Northern Finland, offers two residency programmes that allow artists explore and develop their artistic practice, collaborate with locals and be inspired by the surrounding environment. The residency is located in an idyllic cultural heritage site by the river Iijoki and is surrounded by an active village community.

Call open until 30 April 2019 16:00 EEST at

Art professionals, such as artists, curators and researchers, are welcome to apply to the KulttuuriKauppila residency programmes. The KulttuuriKauppila  Artist-in-Residence (KK AiR) programme offers artists a unique environment to focus on their artistic practice and research. The KulttuuriKauppila  Artist-in-Community programme (KK AiC) hosts socially engaged art projects that give artists an opportunity to work with the surrounding community and build co-operation with relevant local actors.

The residency will be tailored for each artist or artist group according to the artists’ own project plan. We are happy to facilitate interaction with the local community. On the application form, applicants can let us know about their interests, such as having an exhibition or hosting a masterclass.

The fully furnished residency space includes two private rooms with a shared studio space and kitchen, making it comfortable for individual artists as well as artist groups. The location is far enough from traffic for peace and quiet, yet near enough to transportation that cultural events in Oulu can be reached conveniently. The duration of the stay can vary between one and six months.

The application form is available at until  30 April 2019 16:00 EEST for residency periods in 2020. The KulttuuriKauppila jury makes the selection of the guest artists. The applicants will be informed personally.

For more information visit our website or contact us: kulttuurikauppila(a) 

KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre
Raquel Sakristan. Performanssi. 4.6.2018. Ii.
Irina Vorona.19.10.2017. KulttuuriKauppila. Ii. Taustalla Pavlo Baltaziuk.

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