Volg een Silence Awareness Existence Residentie (betaald) in Finland


Please note this is a paid residency opportunity. Please scroll down to see the costs.

Periods: 1 month (29 days/period)
When: Dec (2024) / Jan / Feb / Mar 2025
Where: Arteles Creative Center, Hämeenkyrö, Finland
Application deadline: 31st of July 2024

Thematic residency program in Finland for artists, writers and creative minds attuned to the theme. The program brings together creative individuals from different backgrounds. Artistic, scientific, meditative and existentialistic approaches are all equally embraced. 

Taking place at the heart of the Northern winter, the conditions are excellent for creative contemplation, solitary introspection, concentrating intensively on your work, thinking and being, as well as for sharing experiences and ideas with other, similarly oriented minds. There is no pressure to have a concrete productive outcome, in case your focus is more in inner development, self-reflection and research. All participation in group activities is voluntary. 

Included in your stay at Arteles Creative Center:

For creative practice:

  • studio spaces and facilities — See facilities here
  • photo / sound studio spaces with gear + other creative tools — See list here
  • scheduled daily meditation sessions in the meditation hall (voluntary)
  • multidisciplinary group setting of 12-14 creatives
  • weekly group meetings and other events (voluntary)
  • artist promotion on our online network
  • artist pages in Arteles Catalogue

For everyday life:

  • private bedrooms, incl. towels and bedlinen
    (Note: There are large working desks also in all bedrooms)
  • fully equipped kitchen facilities
  • traditional Finnish wood-burning sauna
  • meditation / yoga hall with matts, cushions & benches
  • residency car (with automatic gears) for getting around the region
  • internet access (limited in this program, see details above)
  • pick-up service for arrivals and departures — See how to get here
  • laundry facilities
  • pure Northern nature

Program periods: Winter 2024-2025

December: 3.-31.12.2024
January: 2.-30.1.2025
February: 3.2.-2.3.2025
March: 4.3.-1.4.2025
(Each monthly program period = 29 days)

Program fees

There is no application fee.
Applicants who otherwise would be unable to join the program can apply for financial support. The number of financially supported residencies is limited.

Regular fee: 1950 € / monthly period
Financially supported fee (limited availability): 1270 € / monthly period
Contributor’s fee (optional): 2610 € / monthly period

All fees include the registration fee (120 € / person, non-refundable, to be paid only if/when becoming selected).
All the residents have accommodation in a private bedroom.

Find out more info & apply: https://www.arteles.org