RESIDENCY IN FINLAND FOR ARTISTS AND ART STUDENTS

Haihatus admits full calendar month residencies, 1- 6 months periods.

Residency is chargeable, the fee is 650 euros/month/private room and 975 euros/double room/artist couple. Approved residents are invoiced a 100 euros deposit/month (150 euros/double room) as a booking fee and the rest fee in the preceding month of the arrival.

A T T E N T I O N !
Rest year 2017 residences will now be awarded a 20% discount! It means that November and December fee is 520 €/ month/ single and 780 €/ month/ couple. In addition it is possible to experience first snow in Finland!

Apply now! Haihatus is known for it´s fluency and fast decisions, the applications are dealed almost daily, so one gets the decision soon!

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HAIHATUS PRINCIPLES

Haihatus is a place to focus on making art and getting inspired. Former residents have valued it´s relaxed and free atmosphere.

Haihatus aims to collaboration and communication between arts and artists. There is a lot of space to make art and many colleagues to work and spend time with. Own space and time are also available and respected.

Duration of residencies is 1-6 months in full calendar months.

LOCATION

Haihatus is located in a rural municipality called Joutsa. The distance from Helsinki is 200 km and from the nearest city Jyväskylä 70 km. There are good daily express coach services and you´ll reach Joutsa by bus in 3 hours from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. There are supermarkets, shops, flea markets, restaurants cafes, a good library and a twice a week cinema in Joutsa. Nature in Joutsa is beautiful and the seasonal change is very impressive. There are forests to ramble and lakes to swim - or ski and ice skate in winter.

DISCIPLINES, WORK EQUIPMENT AND ASSISTANCE

Artists and art students of all disciplines are welcome. They use mainly their own materials and equipments but there are also materials and tools for joint use. The performing arts´ studio is equiped with dance mats. The staff helps any ways needed.



ACCOMMODATION

The private accommodation rooms are sized 17 – 23 m2 with one or two beds. Rooms are furnished and each of them includes a small kitchen with dishware. WC's and showers are located in the common spaces.

STUDIOS AND OTHER JOINT ROOMS

There are six 10 - 60 m² studios to work or practise, room for performing, dwelling, a sauna, a gallery house and a house for art happenings, etc. Residency is situated mainly in the Utopia house, performing arts´ training studio is in Fantasia house and the gallery in Haihatus house. Three cats, Purhonen, Korhonen and Räisänen are freely purring all over the house, which might the allergic ones be good to be aware of.

FEES

One month residency costs 650 €/single room and 975€/double room/ couple. Residents´ short term guests are charged 10 €/ night/ a mattress on the floor in the resident´s room or 20€/ private room. The payments are non-refundable in case of cancellation or residency interruption. Travel, food and other living costs pay the artists themselves.

EXPECTATIONS AND POSSIBILITIES

Each applicant is personally responsible for ensuring that all necessary travel, health, personal property, and other insurance policies as well as travel documents are up to date.

Artists have the possibility to arrange workshops and happenings to present their art during the residency. They can also participate the annual Haihatus International group exhibition at the Haihatus gallery.

APPLICATION

To apply visit http://www.en.haihatus.fi/lomake.html?id=2


MORE INFORMATION AND ATMOSPHERE OF HAIHATUS:

ARTIST INTRODUCTIONS

video clip TOWER OF RANDOMNESS by Auke de Vries and Ruth Taylor

A GUIDE BOOKLET FOR FOREIGNERS ARRIVING JOUTSA

HAIHATUS RESIDENCY SEPTEMBER 2015 MAGAZINE

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