There are still residencies to apply for 2013!
Haihatus is a non-profit artist-run art center in Central Finland. From the beginning of the year 2012 Haihatus offers an opportunity for artists practising any art form to work temporarily in its Utopia house.
The aim is to offer resources for artists of different art forms to work; to encourage interaction between artists and different forms of art, and provoke art activity between the Haihatus community and its neighbourhood.
The residency rooms (6 of them, varying 17 to 23 m²)
WC's and showers are located in the joint rooms.
In the same building there are 10 to 60 m² spaces to work or practise.
In addition there is space for performing, exhibitions, dwelling, a sauna etc.
There is wireless internet acces in the whole House.
Accomodation room, studio or practise space and the right to use common spaces (a bigger kitchen, living room, tv-room, sauna etc.) costs 550 €/month.
Two persons coming together and sharing the same room 550€ + 275€/month.
Travel, food and other living costs pays the artists themselves.
Joutsa is a small municipality in Central Finland. It´s attraction is based on clean environment, variable countryside landscape, lakes and a good location. Joutsa is known as a pleasant, spacious countryside place.
Joutsa is located by highway 4. The distance from Helsinki to Joutsa by road is 200 km and there are daily express coach services. The distance from Jyväskylä to Joutsa by road is 70 km and from Lahti to Joutsa by road 100 km.
There are three supermarkets, many small, specialized shops, restaurants and cafes in Joutsa.
The rambler will be spoiled for choice by the many paths and hiking trails. The abundance of fresh water offers limitless opportunities for aquatic activities of all kinds. In winter time the skiing-tracks are in good condition.
NEWSPAPER KESKISUOMALAINEN 19.8.2012
Haihatus creates longing
French-American Philippe Moore is sitting pleased in a bright studio of Utopia house in art center Haihatus in Joutsa. Two months residence period in Joutsa is soon over. I´ll be missing this, sais Moore. - I love Haihatus, simple life,: work, sauna, campfire, sausage grilling, being together. I might say I´m living my dream come true.
Moore has also fell in love in finnish nature. -Boardwalk in swamp, silence,. When you look the forest, it feels like it looks back.
Moore is studying in Denver university in Colorado his master of arts degree. - Basicly I study the creative use of technology in arts. Home I mainly work by computer. Here I have focused on specific creative process without computer, done somethig entirely else than usually.
Moore found Haihatus through residence marketing website Res Artis. I was searching for various options in all over the world and ended to interesting one. The place has met with expectations.
Moore returns to Denver in September, studies and works whole winter.
- Third year in studies will be tight, so in winter I cannot leave for longer trips. - I have considered some period in Aalto university in Helsinki as one of the future options . - As far as I know I could there study same substances as in Denver.
Aalto university is only one of the options.
- I could basicly go anywhere – or then I could come back here.