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 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: (in Swedish, English or Finnish).