Haihatus is calling artists in residence 2014. There is still room for this spring and few spring artists have the opportunity to participate in Haihatus summer exhibition, one of Finland's most prestigious contemporary art summer exhibitions.

Haihatus offers artists possibilities to submit their own art forms in happenings and exhibitions. Residence artists´ joint exhibitions are held twice a year in April and November.

Apply now! Haihatus comittee handles the applications weekly, so one might get the decision quite soon! 
application form.


Haihatus artist residence program aims to collaboration and communication between arts and artists. Artists of all disciplines are welcome. 

There is lots of space to make art and colleagues to work and discuss with. Own space and time is also available.


The residency rooms are 17 – 23 m2 with one or two beds. Rooms are furnished and each of them includes a tiny kitchen with dishware. WC's and showers are located in the joint rooms. There are 10 - 60 m² spaces to work or practise, room for performing, exhibitions, dwelling, a sauna etc.

There is wireless internet acces in the whole house.

Artists have possibility and all possible support to make workshops or arrange happenings to present their art during the residency. They can also participate the AIR exhibitions twice a year in Haihatus exhibition house.

Two haihatuscats, Purhonen and Korhonen are freely purring all over the house, which might the allergic ones be good to be aware of.


Accomodation room, studio or practise space and the right to use common spaces (a bigger joint 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. 


Haihatus is located in Central Finland, a rural community called Joutsa. The distance from Helsinki to Joutsa is 200 km from nearest city Jyväskylä 70 km. There are good daily express coach services and you´ll reach Joutsa by bus in 3 hours from Helsinki Airport.

There are supermarkets, shops, flea markets, restaurants cafes, a good library and a twice a week cinema in Joutsa.

Nature in Finland is beautiful and the seasonal change is very affective.  Haihatus is middle of forests to ramble and lakes to swim - or ski and ice skate in winter.

read more:
April-May resident Anna María Lind Geirsdóttir´s thoughts of her  residency in April-June.



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