Warjakka Artist Residency 15th – 26th July 2019 – Site-specific Collaborative Practice


TaikaBox, in partnership with Ervastinkylä Village Association and funded by Oulu City, is offering a two-week long residency for three artists from different art forms – a mix of local, national and international artists.

The Warjakka Artist Residency provides the selected artists space to develop collaborative practices with other artists from different artistic backgrounds. The artists will have the big old office building ’Konttori’ as their studio in the Varjakka island and the local village association’s small fisherman’s hut in the mainland from 15th until 26th July 2019. There is a man-powered ferry between the mainland and Varjakka island three times a day between 12pm and 5.30pm throughout July.

The Warjakka Artist Residency in July 2019 is the third of its kind in the area. The aim of the residency is to support creative work and to bring new artistic experiences to the local community. In this year’s residency TaikaBox hopes to attract artists who have a track record of collaborative practice with other art forms. The Warjakka Artist Residency is also site-specific: We are expecting the artists to show an interest in the area, its history and environment and use these as starting points for their collaborative investigations and to include the local community in some way.

The selected artists are provided with:
-a small fee (around 600€ – 800€, depending on final available funds)
-some material expenses
-a contribution towards travel expenses (up to 350€ for international participants)
-per diems
-practical and artistic support throughout the residency

The chosen artists are expected to lead at least one workshop or engage in other community-based work during the residency. The artists can choose to do this individually or as a group.
The artists are also expected to participate in an evening picnic meal event arranged by the local village association at the end of the residency and introduce or show their work to a larger community.

For further details and how to apply please visit: https://taikabox.com/residency/

Application deadline: 31st May 2019.