Visual artists, art historians, researchers or curators may apply to the Serlachius Residency. Working couples, artist groups and families may also apply for a residency place. We do not charge our guests rent for accommodation or working spaces. After the visit, guests are expected to submit a report on their work at the residency. Residency applications are submitted using the online application form.
The residency guests for 2020 have been selected. The application period for 2021 residency places runs from 1 February 2020 to 1 April 2020. Late applications will not be considered. The artists selected will be notified in person.
The selection process for 2021 covers residency places for independent work as well as the Art Wall project residency, which aims to produce a wall painting in collaboration with Art Town Mänttä-Vilppula. The project will run from May to September 2021, and a fee of EUR 8,000 will be paid to the artist or group of artists selected for it. The residency and the town of Mänttä-Vilppula will be responsible for the production costs of the project.
Residency applications may be made for a period of 1–4 months. In addition to individual residency periods, applications may also be made for production residencies spread over several consecutive years. The purpose of a production residency is to allow longer-term projects. During the first residency period, guests can focus on familiarising themselves with the life of the area. The project proposals resulting from this can then be carried out in new residency periods over the following years. A production residency provides good opportunities for the work of community artists, for example, in which case local residents, in particular, may be taken into consideration.
Rent is not charged for the residency period. Instead, residents are expected to submit a written report, at least one A4 page long (c. 2,000 characters), on their stay and work in Mänttä. Images or a video may also be attached to the report. Individuals selected will be responsible for their own travel arrangements as well as their working and living costs while at the residency.
If, during the residency period, you work on an exhibition, publication or thesis, we kindly wish that you mention the Serlachius Residency’s support in, for example, any press release or foreword. We recommend the use of the residency logo in these contexts.