KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre has two residency programs: KK AiR KulttuuriKauppila Artist-in-Residency offers you the opportunity to focus on your personal creative work and KK AiC KulttuuriKauppila Artist-in-Community makes it possible for you to work in the local community.

Artists  and arts sector professionals representing any field of art may apply for the KulttuuriKauppila residency programmes. The artist’s programme for the period of the residency is always designed on an individual basis and we therefore hope that artists present their wishes and tentative plans for the residency when they apply. Let us know about your interest in setting up exhibitions and teaching school children’s workshops and master classes. We will be happy to provide additional information about the options. Please note that KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre will be more than happy to help you with the arrange ments of one production (such as an exhibition) of your choice per month of residency.

KK AiR: The in-residence period varies from one month to four months. The rent is 400€/month, which includes the 100€ booking fee for the residency; that fee will not be compensated if you cancel your visit. Please also note that the residence is suitable for one artist as well as for a couple. For artist couples, the rent is 550€/month.

KK AiC: The in-residence period varies from one month to two months. The artist is payed 2 350 €/month and provided with housing. The pre-selected applicants will be sent more information about the available residency periods. Please note that the residency is located in Northern Ostrobothnia region.

Applying for residency programmes

The artist call for 2019 residency has been closed.  The artist selection is made by the KulttuuriKauppila jury. The selected artists will receive notification of their selection personally. The call for 2020 will be opened in the spring 2019.

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