Contact Information
Finnish Artists'
Studio Foundation
Lemuntie 4 D 21
FIN-00510 Helsinki
Director Tuula Paalimaki
Coordinator Riikka Suomi-Chande
+358-9-7268 0471

Open call for visual artists

Apply for Tapiola Guest Studio Residence

Open call for submissions

The Finnish Artistsí Studio Foundation is inviting applications from visual artists for its residency programme at Tapiola Guest Studio. The residency provides time and space for artists to focus on their creative work and opportunities to get acquainted with Finnish art scene. 

The residencies will take place between Jan-April and August 2016. The length of the residency is between one or three calendar months. 

The guest studio is part of the Tapiola studio building which houses also nine other residential studios for local artists. It is located in a park-like setting just beside the sea in Espoo, 8 km from the centre of Helsinki. 

The guest studio is a studio-apartment which combines living and working space. The studio has a total area of 83 m2, plus a living balcony of 15 m2. The guest studio will be in private use of the residency artist. The studio is suitable also for an artist couple or two artists, if you want to apply as a group. There is a wireless broadband access in the studio, a printer, some tools, and two bikes available for the artists.

The rent of the residence is 500 Ä per month and it includes accommodation and studio space. The residency does not include any working grant nor travels. The residency is mainly self directed. The foundation offers practical assistance and networks. The artists are encouraged to engage in a small-scale public event (work-in-progress presentation etc.) during residency, this is not, however, compulsory.  

The foundation doesnít own or run any specific art workshop itself, but has close contacts to certain associations and workshops whose facilities can be rented by professionals for short periods, however, the renters have to be well acquainted with the techniques (for instance a media base, fine art litography workshop or a color photo laboratory). 

The application period ends September 15th.


Please submit applications by e-mail to or by post to: Finnish Artistsí Studio Foundation, Lemuntie 4 D 21, 00510 Helsinki, Finland.

The main criteria for the selection is in general the quality of the professional practice, possible connections to the local art world and the motivation letter. Also the willingness to present oneís practice to other professionals is considered an advantage. The applications are reviewed by peers who have the necessary experience to assess applications. Decisions regarding awarded residencies are made by the Foundation. The seleceted artists will be notified by email; a list of residency recipients will be also published later on the Foundationís website.

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The Tapiola Guest Studio is maintained by the Finnish Artistsí Studio Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation, established in 1990, is to improve the working conditions of visual artists by maintaining and acquiring work facilities and residential studios. 

The Foundation has invited artists to Tapiola Guest Studio since year 1997, mainly through artist exchange programmes, but occassionally also through open calls.

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