What are residency activities?
Residency refers to the activities of science and art, during which the working space, time and manner of a person, group or community differ from the familiar environment and routines. Being in a residency is about detaching yourself from everyday life, focusing on creation and exploration. It’s about experimenting, communality, new openings and working in a new, unfamiliar environment.
During the residency, for example 1-3 months, the guest can develop their own artistic and scientific work, try alternative economic models, host meetings of arts and science professionals, promote intercultural dialogue, create employment and organise an exhibition, discussion or other event.
Professionally produced residency activities that build a sense of community and operate internationally are one of the most important ways to develop the mobility of art and science, as well as to develop operating conditions.
Residency activities in Kuopio
The artist/researcher volume of the residency activities is about 20-30 people per year and it focuses on the autumn and spring seasons. During this period, there are an average of four artists or researchers in residence for an average of two months, with three rooms rented for other cultural or accommodation purposes.
All accommodation nights between residency periods are directed to public markets, tourists or workspaces. Several options are offered for reviewing the reservation status of the premises, renting and payment transactions.
The residency also offers support functions for existing art institutions, local cultural associations and art professionals. In the long term, the cooperation projects of the residency centre around the world will increase Kuopio’s international recognition as a vibrant city of culture. The residency centre will cost-effectively improve Kuopio’s cultural offering, especially in terms of international and foreign-language offerings.
There are 7 rooms for accomodation, for a total of 141 m2. One is located on the ground floor, on the courtyard side, the others are compartmentalized on the second floor so that the rooms can be connected by doors.
Anni (16 m2)
Elli (17 m2)
Hanna (17 m2)
Maiju (19 m2)
Jussi (19 m2)
Pekka (19 m2)
Lyyli (34 m2) (unobstructed)
The furnished rooms have a private bathroom, kitchenette and a WLAN. They are suitable for diverse cultural use, with the exception of activities with strong odors, loud sounds or fire.