Description of the attachments


The purpose of the project proposal or the work plan is to describe the applicants’ primary goals as well as how the applicant intends to accomplish those goals during their stay at the Saari Residence.

The goal can be artwork or more generally artistic work and the artistic process and development. The project proposal can also include, for example, a description of working methods and scheduling plans. A good project proposal should answer the questions Why, How, When, Who and With whom. The work plan should be 1 to 4 pages in length.

If the applicant is a work group, the role of each member of the group in the project should be indicated in the project proposal. The length should be more than 1 but less than 6 pages.

The proposal should include:

  • The aims and objectives of the project
  • A description of the working methods
  • The names of the participants and possible partners

In the work plan, it is also important to highlight the way in which your work is a bold initiative.



The purpose of a CV is to provide a concise overview of the applicant’s training, experience and artistic merits. The CV should include, for example, significant exhibitions, performances, residencies, work assignments, received grants and awards as well as publications. The appropriate length for a CV is 2 to 4 pages.



A portfolio should display the applicant’s merits in the field of art and give an impression of the person/work group as an artist. The portfolio provides a sample and evidence of the applicant’s form of expression, the quality of their artistic thought processes, know-how and special skills. In addition to samples of the applicant’s art (including text samples), a portfolio can include, for example, articles and reviews regarding the applicant’s art.

You can also compile your portfolio on your own website and attach the link to this in your application.





Please provide a breakdown of your grants and travel costs. It is important to try to estimate costs plausibly and precisely in the budget. Other possible sources of funding must also be mentioned. Even if only a portion of the funding of a project is being applied for, the cost estimate for the entire project must be presented.

If the work group is applying for support for slow travel, it can be integrated in the same document. Please explain who, how and on what schedule (itinerary) and possible accommodation costs and work grants during the travel (if the travelling takes more than a week).

In addition to a separate, detailed project budget, the budget must be outlined in the online application form.



You can apply for support for slow travel if you are coming to Saari Residence from outside of Finland and travelling out of Finland when leaving. Please explain how and on what schedule you would be prepared to arrive at the Saari Residence (itinerary) and also possible work grants and accommodation costs. If you are applying for support for slow travel with your work partner, you can do that at the same time.  If you are applying for a work grant for your journey, explain how you will be working while travelling.



Applicants may include a copy of their most recent degree certificate or diploma, or of any certificate relevant to the grant they are applying for. There is no need to have the copy stamped by a notary public.

All supporting attachments should be sent with the application before the deadline.