Ateljé Stundars

Ateljé Stundars – Who are We?

Ateljé Stundars, founded in 1998, is part of the International Artist-in-Residence programme. Every year we invite four artists to live and work at our residence for a period of three months each: January–March, April–June, July–September or October–December.

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 four artists to live and work at our residence for a period of three months each. 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. It is possible for our artists to co-operate with a professional theatre, the regional Wasa Teater.

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 supplies and 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 supplies and materials only. We also expect our artists to have sufficient health insurance. 

Artists participating in 2018

Artists invited for 2019


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 to participate in the residency program at Ateljé Stundars is made on our Application Form (see PDF below). The application deadline is May 31st, for residency the following year.

The guest artists at Ateljé Stundars are chosen on the basis of application:
Application form (PDF file)

To apply, please fill out the Application Form (PDF) and attach

  • a complete CV
  • documentation of max. five (5) artistic works, relevant to your application (preferably JPEG files). 

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Questions?
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Earlier Guest Artists

2018
Hiram Wong (Australia / Hong Kong)
Minh Duc Pham (Vietnam / Germany)
Katrin Hotz & Jerome Lanon (Switzerland & France)
Susana Wessling (Portugal / UK)

2017
Hazel Barstow (UK / Norway)
Jo Ann Kronquist (Canada)
Juliana Irene Smith (USA / South Africa)
Behrad Hassanati (Iran)

2016
Shahrzad Malekian (Iran)
Cecilia Hultman (Sweden)
Barbara Tong (Hong Kong / UK)
Nicola Williams (UK)
Francesco Dipierro (Italy)

2015
Jane Hughes (Ireland)
Gloria Luca & Tudor Patrascu (Romania)
Anna Roberta Vattes (Germany)

2014
Anthea Bush (UK, Netherlands)
Bas Ketelaars (Netherlands)
Mariann Oppliger & Res Thierstein (Switzerland)
Johanna Kintner & Nora Mertes (Germany)
Heong uk Choi (Korea)

2013
Peter Luha & Lucia Cernekova (Czech Republic)
Soo Sunny Park (Korea, USA)
Christa Joo Hyun D'Angelo (Korea, USA, Germany)
Jochen Schneider (Germany)

2012
Rosalie Schweiker (Germany / UK)
Hanna Saks (UK)
Antje Pehle (Germany)
Sonja Hinrichsen (Germany / USA)

2011
Lisbeth Grägg (Sweden)
Anneli Holmstrom (Scotland)
Melania-Elisabeta Hangan (Romania)
Bas Ketelaars (Netherlands)
Anneli Holmstrom (Scotland)

2010
Andreanne Fournier (Canada) 
Sophie Dvorák (Austria / Argentine)
Seungchee Kang (Korea)
Mathieu Leger (Canada) 

2009 
Michal Moskop (Germany / Israel)
Pamela Schilderman (Netherlands / UK)
James Kuehnle (USA)
Morgan Craig (USA) 
Kyösti Linna (Finland)

2008
Eva Spikbacka (Sweden / Finland)
Hideki Kanno  (Japan)
Maja Rohwetter (Germany)
Karin Kamijo (Japan)

2007
Britt Kootstra (Netherlands / Saudi Arabia)
Hanni Stolker (Netherlands)
Takashi Mitsui (Germany / Japan)
Eva Spikbacka (Sweden / Finland)

2006
Yoko Iida (USA / Japan)
Maria Petschatnikov (Germany / Russia)
Natalia Petschatnikov (Germany / Russia)
Markus Shimizu (Germany / Japan)
Dragos Alexandrescu (Romania)
Carla Cruz (Portugal)

2005
Samuel Nigro (USA)
Takehiro Mizumoto (Japan)
Sofia Bilius (Finland / Sweden)    
Marina Kronqvist (Finland)
Karin Laaja (Sweden / Finland)  
Britt-Lis Lindqvist (Sweden) 
Catherine Davies (Wales)
Helen Malia (Wales)
Jeroen van de Ven (Netherlands)

2004
Sven Eggers (Germany)
Bente Lise Jakobsen (Norway)
Marianne Høyland (Norway)
Ronan Caulfield (UK)
Sally Timmons (Ireland)
Christer Carlstedt (Sweden)
Sigita Blaziunaite (Lithuania)
Samuel Nigro (USA)

2003
Bojana Romic  (Yugoslavia)
Annukka Laine (Finland)
Tatsuo Hoshika (Finland / Japan)
Sari Carel (USA / Israel)
Ingela Sand (Sweden)
Sven Eggers (Germany)

2002
Janika Herlevi (Finland)
Anna Rossow (Finland) 
Tomas Kulistak (Czech Republic)
Annukka Laine (Finland)
Tatsuo Hoshika (Finland / Japan)
Haruka Furusaka (Japan)
Eva Kobylarczyk (Poland)

2001
Asta Rakauskaite (Lithuania)
Renate Wincken (Netherlands)
Carme Bosch (Spain)
Dolores Bosch (Spain)
Teresa Nogues (Spain)
Janika Herlevi (Finland)

2000
Maxine Adcock (UK)
Merja Ylitalo (Finland)
Panu Thusberg (Finland)
Hanne Ivars (Finland)
Mary Stechschulte (USA)
Asta Rakauskaite (Lithuania)

1999
Maxine Adcock (UK)

1998 
Ulrike Kuschel (Germany)

Studio

Studio

The Ateljé Stundars studio is housed right at the heart of the Stundars Museum area, in the attic of a beautiful traditional wooden house.
The studio has a large window facing north. On a bright summer day the natural light coming through the window is sufficient, but most days artificial light is needed. The studio therefore has strong electrical light.

The 60 m2 studio is equipped with tables and chairs and an easel. Artist's materials and equipment may be obtained in Vasa, but we advise our artists to bring as much with them as possible.

The studio shares the attic with the Stundars Museum Office. There is a door between the office and the studio which will keep out any disturbing noise from the office.

The stairs leading up to the attic are quite steep. The studio is therefore not handicapped-friendly.

Even though winters in Finland may be bitterly cold with temperatures down to -20 degrees Centigrade, the studio offers a warm and dry place to work.

Apartment

The artist’s apartment is situated in a terrace house some 200 metres from the studio. It consists of two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom / toilet.

The apartment is quite spacious (75 m2) with big windows in the living room (and kitchen) facing south. Many of our artists have used the living room as a home studio. The windows in the two bedrooms face north. 

Archipelago

Surroundings

Ateljé Stundars, situated in the village of Solf (in Finnish: Sulva) in Korsholm (in Finnish: Mustasaari), Ostrobothnia on the west coast of Finland, offers artists a peaceful rural environment with good possibilities to concentrate on creative work. The village of Solf with its 1,700 inhabitants is a genuine, traditional Ostrobothnian village dominated by wooden house architecture.

The artist residence operates in conjunction with an open-air museum and centre of culture and art, the Stundars Museum. The Stundars area is quite busy, especially during the summer, with a lot of activity going on: crafts days, exhibitions, concerts, children’s events, time travel etc. There is also a small gift shop-cum-café in the area. 

Ateljé Stundars is surrounded by open plains with a rich bird life. Deep forests and a beautiful archipelago can be found within biking distance from the studio.

The 520 million-year-old meteorite crater of Söderfjärden lies within walking distance from the residence. Today the circle-shaped cultivated crater plain is one of the most interesting geological sites in Finland and a true paradise for bird watchers in both spring and autumn. From the bird-watching tower you can on a good day observe thousands and thousands of migrating cranes, swans and geese.

Meteoria, a visiting centre right in the middle of the crater, features an advanced exhibition of the entire history of Söderfjärden. There is also a well-equipped astronomical observatory with a telescope for studies of celestial bodies hundreds of millions of light years out into the universe.

The Region

The village of Solf is part of the municipality of Korsholm. With its 20,000 inhabitants Korsholm is the third largest municipality in the region of Ostrobothnia. The closest city is Vasa (in Finnish: Vaasa), some 17 kms north of Solf. Vasa with its 60,000 inhabitants has a rich cultural life and offers a number of interesting museums and galleries, for instance

In Jakobstad (in Finnish: Pietarsaari) 100 kms north of Vasa, the Novia University of Applied Sciences offers a master's programme in culture and art. There is also an artist residence, AiR Jakobstad.

The Nordic Art School in Karleby (in Finnish: Kokkola) some 120 kms north of Vasa also offers a residency programme.

The Kvarken Archipelago is the only natural heritage on Unesco's World Heritage List in Finland. The area received the World Heritage status because it is the best place on earth to witness and observe the unique geological phenomenon of land uplift.

Bilingual Finland – Bilingual Ostrobothnia

Finland is a bilingual country with two national languages: Finnish and Swedish. The Swedish-speaking population is concentrated on the west and south coast of Finland as well as on the Åland Islands.

The region of Ostrobothnia with some 180,000 inhabitants is the only region on the mainland with a Swedish-speaking majority. Many people are bilingual and speak both Finnish and Swedish, but there are people, especially among the elderly, who are not able to communicate in the other national language. 

Most people in Finland speak English quite well.

Rådhusgatan 23, 65100 VASA, FINLAND

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