Artists from all disciplines are welcome to join the international
Haihatus residency in frosty Central Finland. 1-3 months residencies for
January, February and March in 2014 in Haihatus are now open to apply. It
is also possible to stay longer and experience the awakening of spring.
Haihatus is a non-profit artist-run art center in Central Finland. The aim
of Haihatus residency is to offer resources for artists of different art
forms to work; to encourage interaction between artists and different forms
of art, and provoke art activity between the Haihatus community and its
Finnish winter makes your cheeks red, it is good for your blood
circulation, brains, heart and art! The snow in Joutsa is white and clean
and the possibilities for winter outdoor sports and activities are
excellent. A ski track starts from Haihatus door and with a kick-sled you
can swing fast to a store or a nearby skating rink. A frosty day evening
you can enjoy a hot sauna and while cooling off make snow angels (naked or
almost) under a bright starry sky. There are supermarkets, small,
specialized shops, restaurants, cafes, a good library and a twice a week
cinema in Joutsa.
During the residency there is a possibility to organize happenings to
perform and present your own art or participate a joint exhibition HAIHATUS
ON AIR 2014 in April 2014.
The residency rooms are 17 – 23m2 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 to 60 m² spaces to
work or practise. In addition there is space for performing, exhibitions,
dwelling, a sauna etc. There is wireless internet acces in the whole house.
The official 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 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.
There is an application form on Haihatus web site www.en.haihatus.fi.
Apply now! Haihatus comittee handles the applications weekly, so you might
have the decision quite soon!