Saari Residence co-operation Saari ResidenceFor residency applicants Working at the Saari Residence Who can apply? What we offer? Accommodation and workspaces Instructions for the online grant service Selecting the evaluator of the application Required attachments Appending a reference to the application Evaluation and decisions Frequently asked questions For Saari residents Accepting the residency and arriving at the Saari Residence Use of the residency grant and rescheduling Payment of residency grants Living and working at the Saari Residence Residency programmes Taxation and grant certificate Residency report The Saari Well Communication and social media Mentioning Kone Foundation and Saari Residence and the logos Saari Alumni Previous Residency Artists Community artist Ecologically sustainable residency programme The Saari Invited Artist About Saari Residence History of Saari Manor Saari Residence co-operation The Advisory Board of the Saari Residence Saari Residence staff The Saari Residence is involved in extensive cooperation at the international, national, regional and local levels. LOCAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY The goals of the Saari Residence include active interaction with the local community. It organises an annual Open House Day in cooperation with the Association for Nature Conservation in the Mynämäki Region. In the lead-up to the holiday season, the Saari Residence organises a puppet theatre performance for children in grades three to four from nearby schools. At the initiative of the Saari Residence, the Mietoistenlahti cooperation group was established to discuss opportunities for cooperation and anticipate any problems or conflicts of interest. The group includes representatives of the municipality of Mynämäki; the Association for Nature Conservation in the Mynämäki Region; the Turku Ornithological Society; Metsähallitus; the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre); the Pyhe village committee; the National Board of Antiquities and the Saari Residence. However, the most important aspect of local social responsibility is the work of the Saari Residence’s community artist. Community artist Pia Bartsch carries out various projects in cooperation with local residents and communities on a regular basis. PERPETUUM MOBILE’S ARTISTS-AT-RISK PLATFORM In 2017, the Saari Residence joined the Artists at Risk (AR) platform coordinated and curated by Perpetuum Mobile. An AR residency by the Saari Residence and Saastamoinen Foundation includes two months at the Saari Residence in Western Finland, funded by Kone Foundation, followed by one month in Helsinki funded by the Saastamoinen Foundation. AR residencies are primarily intended for persecuted professionals in the visual arts. These are practitioners whose freedom of expression is infringed upon, and in serious cases their lives and liberty are at stake. WWW.ARTISTSATRISK.ORG WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ARTISTSATRISK/ OTHER CO-OPERATION Key partners include Finnish residencies, the Regional Office of Southwest Finland of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the municipality of Mynämäki. The Saari Residence belongs to the RES ARTIS network and the network of Finnish residencies, which is maintained by the Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation. PREVIOUS COOPERATION PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY HIPPOLYTE The Saari Residence and PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY HIPPOLYTE cooperated from 2013 to 2019. Hippolyte annually reserved a month for displaying works by an artist in residence at Saari, with Kone Foundation covering the cost of the exhibition. The cooperation started in 2013 with Party for Freedom, a work by London-based interdisciplinary artist OREET ASHERY. The following year, the gallery exhibited works by Canadian artist BILL BURNS. The programme for 2015 featured an exhibition by NUTTY TARTS. THE QUOTAS OF PRIDE, an exhibition by Croatian media artists Nadija Mustapić and Toni Meštrović, was exhibited in 2016. In November 2017, the works by Greek visual artist Ilan Manoauch were presented in the gallery; the exhibition was called SHAPEREADER. In spring 2018, the exhibition presented Saari Invited Artist 2016–2017 artist Matthew Cowan’s PARA FIELD NOTES. The cooperation ended on October 2019 with BANANA MUMMY, an exhibition by Saari Alumna,´artist and architect Valentina Karga.