Finnish guests in a visitors programme on residencies
Last summer TransArtists joined the annual artist-in-residence network meeting of the Finnish Artist Studio Foundation at Serlachius-residency in Mänttä, Finland. During this meeting subjects as sustainability of AiR practices in remote areas were discussed, as well as ideas to develop regional networks between AiR organisations in Finland.
Now DutchCulture I TransArtists invites a small delegation of Finnish AiR organisers to meet and exchange with colleagues in the Netherlands. One of our guests Association of Minna Canth is at the moment setting up a large scale residency program in rural eastern Finland. They are interested in meeting Dutch residencies to exchange knowledge and expertise on how to set up a regional network; how to deal with challenges in a rural context, and how to work with historical legacy in a residency context.
Ms. Anja Lappi - Association of Minna Canth's House
Anja Lappi manages Minna Canth´s house project Kanttila in Finland. Kanttila
will be an artist residency in the honour of the legacy of Finnish author, journalist
and social activist Minna Canth.
Mr. Seppo Karvinen - Member of Saastamoinen Foundation board and Lawyer
Seppo Karvinen creates new openings at field of recidency. How to build good
economical solutions and how to produce new municipal organisations.
Ms. Sari Rovamaa – Producer Minna Canth's House
Sari is working as a producer in Association of Minna Canth´s house. She runs
daily routines and creates and builds the recidency structure. She is experienced
in the field of culture tourism represents a vital aspect of the Association of
Ms. Marja Karttunen - Director of Foundation Saastamoinen
Firmly anchored in Finnish society by promoting the work of actors in the field of
science and art, and by networking both in Finland and internationally. Through
its residency program, the foundation promotes international networking by
providing artists and researchers in residency the opportunity to meet local
artists and researchers and to acquaint themselves with the local scene in the
arts and sciences.
Ms. Johanna Tuukkanen - Artistic director of ANTI
Johanna Tuukkanen is the artistic director of ANTI, a contemporary art festival.
They produce a year-round program of artist residencies and cultural projects
held annually in Kuopio, Finland. Here artists from around the world inhabit the
spaces of public life – homes, shops, city squares, business, forests, lakes –
and directly engage communities and audiences in the making and showing of