Ranua (Finland), Fall 2019

Please read the full description carefully before applying!

You can also view the announcement here (pdf)

Piste Collective is recruiting an artist to work in a well-being residency in Finland. The artist will work in the Niittyvilla unit for adults with general learning disabilities, located in an old village school building in the centre of Ranua. A total of 10-30 individuals take part in the unit’s daily activities, alongside 3 staff members and a manager.

The recruited artist should have experience from working with groups and represent one or several of the following fields: visual arts, design, music/sound art, crafts, textile or environmental art. A multidisciplinary approach is an advantage.

During the residency, the artists will:
● Work in personal contact with the customers and staff members
● Plan and execute activities together with the customers and the local artist
● Develop his/her own artistic work and practices

A total of 150 hours of work, including preparations, residency and reporting, will be conducted between late August and early October 2019. The recruited artist will get a compensation of 2 400 € for her/his work. In addition, necessary travel and material costs will be
covered. Accommodation will be provided by Piste Collective.

The residency will be conducted in collaboration with a Finnish drama instructor who has previously worked in the unit. Alongside the local artist, a team of two coordinators will support the recruited artist in all questions during the residency. The team uses English and Swedish in their communications. Niittyvilla is a Finnish speaking unit, but the recruited artist is not expected to speak or understand Finnish.

Send your application latest Friday 14th June 2019 (note extended deadline!) to wellbeingresidency@gmail.com. Please read the full description carefully before applying!

The residency is part of an international Well-being residency project that aims to create a new residency model between artists and social and health care organisations.

For further information, please contact us by email: wellbeingresidency@gmail.com (in Swedish, English or Finnish).