The residency programmes of KulttuuriKauppila have been running again in spring and summer 2021 after almost a year-long break. Applications were also submitted in the ongoing open call for residency periods of 2021 from around the world.
‘’The interest in our residency programmes and Ii despite the exceptional situation was a positive surprise to us. We have received nearly as many applications this year as we do in a normal year. Now it’s important to stay optimistic and start planning for the future!’’ Executive Manager Jetta Huttunen says.
The ongoing COVID-19 situation has still forced us to cancel and postpone several visits. In order to offer residency periods to all artists selected through the open call at this point, the open call will be closed earlier than intended, by the end of August 2021. All applications submitted by the end of August will be processed normally and evaluated by the jury, and selected artists will be offered wait list spots if applicable.
The next open call for 2022 and 2023 will be opened in spring 2022!