Wihuri Artist Residence

In 2007 the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation purchased and renovated an artist studio in Töölö, Helsinki. The Foundation wanted to offer artists around Finland the opportunity to work in Helsinki. Finnish artists can apply for the residency.

The application period is in summer 2017. Last day to apply is August 10, 2017. Residency application.

Before the Foundation purchased the studio it served as a working space for artists Mikko Oinonen (1915-1920), Verner Thomé (1920-1953), Aimo Kanerva (1953-1991), Carolus Enckell (1991-2002) and Matti Kujasalo (2003-2005).

The spacious and luminous 76m2 studio is situated on the sixth floor of a building designed by Einar Sjöström and W.G. Palmqvist constructed in 1913. The studio comes with a sleeping area, kitchen, bathroom and basic equipment. The rent of the studio is 1150e/month which includes electricity, water and internet. The Foundation grants each resident 1000e/month to cover for the costs. The resident must pay for other costs him/herself.

The length of the residency varies between 6 to 24 months and depends of the previous resident’s stay. The Foundation usually informs about the applying on its website and in art magazines about six months before the studio is available. The residence is occupied until in the end of 2017.

Finnish artists can apply for the residency. Applications can be printed out here. The application should include work plan, pictures of artworks and Curriculum Vitae. The working period (6-24 months) can be started from January 2018. The application period expires on 10. August 2017. Applications sent via fax or email will not be handled nor will applications submitted outside the application period!

Applications with attachments must be submitted:
Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto
Kalliolinnantie 4
00140  Helsinki

More information mon-fri 9.00—15.00
Tuire Sauvala
tel. 09 4542 4024, sauvala(at)wihurinrahasto.fi


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