About Saari Residence

The Saari Residence launched its operations in 2008. The premises, Saari Manor, are located in a peaceful rural setting close to nature yet just 30 kilometres from the city of Turku.

At the Saari Residence, artists and researchers can focus on their work and share their thoughts and experiences with colleagues. Its keywords are slowness, insight and change.

Saari Residence is a test platform for the future. The residence’s long-term activities and thinking are underpinned by an ecological approach, which also covers social and mental sustainability. The residence provides a place and context for finding and sharing sustainable working methods and for eliminating structural inequalities that make artists’ work more difficult. The goal is to be a forerunner in sustainable operating models within the international residency sector.