Artists invited for 2016
January–March: Shahrzad Malekian (Iran)
April–May: Cecilia Hultman (Sweden)
June–August: Barbara Tong (Hong Kong / UK)
September–October: Nicola Williams (UK)
November–December: Veronika Gahmel (Austria)
Ateljé Stundars – Who are We?
Ateljé Stundars, founded in 1998, is part of the International Artist-in-Residence programme. Every year we invite two–six artists to live and work at our residence for a period of two–six months.
Ateljé Stundars is run by KulturÖsterbotten, an organization working with the development of art and culture in Swedish-speaking Ostrobothnia. The residence operates in conjunction and close co-operation with an open-air museum and centre of culture and art, the Stundars Museum, in the village of Solf in Korsholm, Finland.
What Do We Offer?
We offer our artists a peaceful rural environment with an excellent chance to concentrate on creative work. Every year we invite two–six artists to live and work at our residence for a period of two–six months. There is only one artist staying with us at a time.
Our location and the facilites we offer are excellent for visual artists, painters, photographers and other artists who seek a peaceful place to concentrate on their work. Many of our artists have found great inspiration in the Stundars environment and in the surrounding nature.
We provide our artists with a studio and an apartment, both rent-free. The studio, right in the heart of the Stundars Museum area, is an excellent place to work for instance for a visual artist. The two-bedroom apartment just a stone's throw away from the studio is fully furnished and equipped.
A residency at Ateljé Stundars is free of charge. Our artists are paid a grant of 11 Euros a day to cover expenses for artist's materials.
What Do We Expect?
We expect our artists to join us with a solid work plan and a strong motivation to fulfill it. We encourage all our artists also to engage in communal activities and arrange artists talks, work shops, open studio events, exhibitions etc.
We expect our artists to pay all their travel expenses to and from our residence as well as their living expenses while staying with us – the grant of 11 Euros a day is for artist's materials only. We also expect our artists to have sufficient health insurance.
When our artist leaves, we expect them to donate a work of art to our art collection.
Where Can You Find Us?
Ateljé Stundars is located in the village of Solf (in Finnish: Sulva) in Korsholm (in Finnish: Mustasaari), Ostrobothnia on the west coast of Finland. The street address of the residency is Stundarsvägen 5, FIN-65450 Solf, Finland.
Who Can Apply?
Any professional artist is welcome to apply for residency with us. Please bear in mind that our location and the facilites we offer are best suited for visual artists, painters, photographers and other artists who seek a peaceful place to concentrate on their work.
How Can You Apply?
An application for residency at Ateljé Stundars is made on our application form (see link on top of page). The application deadline is May 31st, for residency the following year. Please read further instructions on the Application page!
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our residence. Please e-mail us at atelje.stundars(at)kulturosterbotten.fi!