Since 1950’s the Foundation/Association has promoted the opportunities of Finnish artists to work abroad. One of the main ways has been maintaining and renting studio houses in Italy and Spain. The studios are rented for Finnish or Finnish-based professional visual artists.
The Grassina Studio Building
Via L. Lippi 3
The building Casa Finlandese, situated on a high hill in Tuscany in the village of Grassina, in the vicinity of Florence, has working and residential facilities for four artists.
The building is part of a country estate dating back to the 16th century. It was renovated in 1988-1989 and in 2017-2018. Each studio comprises 28-57 m2, in addition there are shared facilities, e.g. a darkroom.
The Marbella Studio Building
Calle San Francisco 1
The Finnish Artists’ Association acquired the studio building, located on the Costa del Sol in Spain, in the 1950s. The building in the old city centre of Marbella, originally built in the 16th century, offers working and residential facilities for one or two artists at a time. The building was renovated in 1991.