Residency space

KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre is located on the river Ii on an idyllic area rich in culture and tradition. The Centre houses two buildings, the residence built in the 1800s and the atelier built in 2006. The residence used in the KK AiR includes 91 m2 of space for living and working.

Artist residence KK AiR

The comfortable, light living space consists of 30 m2 meant for a combined livingroom/bedroom, a kitchen of 13 m2, and a bathroom of 3.4 m2 The livingroom/bedroom provides the artist with a bed, couch, bookshelf, clothes closets, desk, chair, computer with an internet connection, and printer. The kitchen is well equipped and has e.g. a dining table and chairs, refrigerator-freezer, stove, oven, microwave, set of dishes, and utensils. In the bathroom, there is a washer in addition to the toilet and shower.


In the spacious guest studio (45 m2) the artist has, in addition to cabinet space, tables, good spotlights and a large variety of tools and accessories. Natural light falls beautifully into the space through the many windows, and the quiet of the place ensures peace to work.

The residence has a fixed-gear bicycle for the guest artist’s use. A mobile phone and an Internet connection are provided free of charge.


400€/ month for one artist. For artist couples, the rent is 550€/month. There is a booking fee of 100€/stay. The booking fee will be compensated in the total rent but will not be refunded.


The nearest large city, Oulu, is about 36 kilometres from Ii. There is a bus to Oulu every hour. The nearest airport is 49 kilometers away.


There are shops specialising in art materials and supplies in Oulu. There is a hardware store in Ii as well as a grocery that sells artists’ equipment.