The artist studio in Temppelikatu street enables Finnish visual artists or visual artists living permanently in Finland to live and work in Helsinki. The studio is intended for visual artists living outside the metropolitan area.
The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation’s artist studio offers Finnish visual artists or visual artists living permanently in Finland the opportunity to live and work in Helsinki. The studio is intended for visual artists living outside the metropolitan area for working and living for 6–12 months.
The artist-in-residence will have access to a tall and bright 76 m2 studio apartment in the center of Etu-Töölö at Temppelikatu 1 A. The studio includes a sleeping loft, a kitchen and a bathroom. The studio is furnished. In the studio, the artist can do all kinds of artistic work that does not disturb the rest of the apartment building.
In addition to the studio apartment, the artist will receive an incentive grant (€ 500/month) to cover living, travel and material costs. Election and payment of the incentive grant require working and living in the residence during the residency period granted. If necessary, a partner or a family of the artist can move into the studio with the artist.
The residency shall be applied for through the online grant service during the application period. The application period for the residency starting in autumn 2020 lasts from 20 February to 20 March 2020.
In 2007 the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation purchased and renovated an artist studio in Töölö, Helsinki. 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. 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).