TaikaBox (Finland) > Warjakka Artist Residency – Site-specific Collaborative Practice
TaikaBox, in partnership with Ervastinkylä Village Association and funded by Oulu City, is offering a two-week long residency for three artists from different art forms - a mix of local, national and international artists.
The residency takes place in the beautiful harbour of Varjakka in Northern Finland. Varjakka is a small village in Oulunsalo in the bay of Kempele. It is located 18km south of Oulu. You can travel to the area easily by air – Oulu Airport is only 7km from Varjakka, or by train to Oulu railway station. Arrangements can be made for pick up from/to the airport or railway station.
The Warjakka Artist Residency in July 2019 is the third of its kind in the area. The aim of the residency is to support creative work and to bring new artistic experiences to the local community. In this year’s residency TaikaBox hopes to attract artists who have a track record of collaborative practice with other art forms. The Warjakka Artist Residency is also site-specific: the organisers are expecting the artists to show an interest in the area, its history and environment and use these as starting points for their collaborative investigations and to include the local community in some way.
The selected artists are provided with:
a small fee (around 600€ - 800€, depending on final available funds)
some material expenses
a contribution towards travel expenses (up to 350€ for international participants)
practical and artistic support throughout the residency
Deadline: 31 May 2019