BA Arts and Design Hermsen Roos

15000 €

Artistic work, research and planning

Taiteellinen työ / siihen pohjautuva työ | Yksivuotinen

The purpose of the grant is to enable my own artistic work and to carry out research and preparatory measures for the establishment of an international artist residency in Reila, Pyhäranta. I am Roos Hermsen, a visual artist, writer and curator. Together with another artist, Katri Paunu, we have acquired a former army base in Reila, Pyhäranta, where we live and work. The property with its buildings opens up great opportunities to develop a new artist residency in Finland. The estate has plenty of different spaces that can be used for artistic work such as painting, ceramics, sculpting, writing, media- and multidisciplinary art. Organizing art exhibitions and concerts will also be an important activity of the residency. We have established Taidetila Muijala ry to develop the activities of the art space and artist residency. I am currently the chairman of the association and my responsibility is to lead the development of operations.