Arteles Creative Center (FIN), International Call for Artists: Back to Basics Residency 2019

Arteles Creative Center (FIN), International Call for Artists: Back to Basics Residency 2019

Deadline: January 10th, 2019

Back to Basics residency program gives artists the opportunity to clear their mind, get back to focus and (re)discover the very basis of their creative practice and being. The residency program urges you to block the usual ways of escapism and be present where you are, and to see how that improves your concentration skills, creativity and productivity. In order to make this happen, internet access and mobile use is limited in this program, and the residents have the possibility to participate in daily meditation sessions (see program details below).

Summer season is ideal for exploring and getting inspired by the rich nature surrounding Arteles Creative Center. There are countless forests, fields, lakes and small countryside roads in the region. Thanks to Finland’s everyman’s rights, they can all be explored freely.

Midsummer is full of light: even in the middle of the night, it’s bright enough to go for a walk in the forest. In September, the autumn is already approaching with misty mornings and starry skies. Seasonal berries and mushrooms can be picked from the yard and the woods, and when it’s time to get relaxed, the residency center’s traditional wood-burning sauna is the place to go to.

In this residency program, participants are encouraged to not have a predetermined project plan to follow, but to arrive with an open mind and dedicate their time at the residency for on-site observations, ideas, conversations, self-reflection and development. With support from the program structure and other participants, Back to Basics provides an intensive residency experience far away from everyday distractions, surrounded by peaceful and beautiful nature.

Back to Basics Intensive residency program by Arteles
 for artists & creative minds from all disciplines
 at Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland
:  1 month residencies in July / August / September 2019

No submission fee.

A partial list of amenities:

    • studio spaces and facilities 24 h access See facilities here
    • creative tools & equipment See list here
    • assistant(s) to help you with practicalities and creative work
    • weekly meetings and support
    • artist promotion through our online network
    • artist pages in Arteles Catalogue
    •   private bedroom, incl. towels and bedlinen
      (Note: There are large working desks also in the bedrooms.)
    • organic breakfast (Mon-Fri)
    • fully equipped kitchen facilities
  • Note: No wifi, no cellphones – only presence and pure nature.

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