Saari Residence


Call for applications: Saari Residence 2019

The new round of applications for the Saari Residence is here! We invite applications from Wednesday 1 August to Wednesday 15 August at 16.00 Finnish time (GMT +3).

The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is an international residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities. The Saari Residence offers artists a peaceful working environment in the historical and scenic surroundings of an old, rural manor house, as well as excellent opportunities for interaction with other residents. The application period for 2019 residency places begins on 1 August, 2018 and ends on 15 August, 2018 at 4 p.m. Finnish time.

Residencies are available to individual professional artists working in various artistic fields; translators, curators and critics; and artistic groups (working groups and organisations with a business ID) of all disciplines. It is open to all nationalities.

Residency places are intended for artistic work. Priority is given to fresh, multidisciplinary or non-mainstream themes and fields of art. Applicants must present in their application a project proposal or a work plan for their residency.

Spring, autumn and winter are reserved for individual artists working in four two-month periods while the summer, from May to August, is reserved for intensive group work. Individual residency includes accommodation, workspace, and a monthly grant. The grant is awarded to cover living and travel expenses. Groups may apply for support for travel and living costs if their residency is of a shorter duration (1–4 weeks).

Applications are submitted through the online application service.

Application guidelines and criteria

More information: Residency Coordinator Pirre Naukkarinen,, tel. +358 44 031 4201