Open call for

MUSTARINDA ARTIST / WRITER / RESEARCHER RESIDENCIES

 

Working period: 1 - 3 months during 1. February 2017 – 31. May 2017

Application dl: 1. November 2016

The selected artists / writers will be announced in 9th of November

In 2017 the Mustarinda residency focuses on post-fossil fuel experiments: becoming aware of how our lives and our capabilities to experience things are conditioned by fossil fuels and trying out how we might reach beyond their massive use. These attempts are materially supported by the residency’s solar panels, geothermal heating, compost heating, electric car and food garden. The residency guests selected through this open call can decide how much they want to engage in these experiments.

Located in Hyrynsalmi (Kainuu province, Finland), Mustarinda-residency offers rooms for artists, writers and researchers of varying fields. Available for rent are four artist studios and additionally three rooms suitable for researchers/writers.

Mustarinda is situated on the second highest summit in Kainuu, adjacent to the north-east edge of the Paljakka nature reserve. The surrounding view is of valuable, and in some places, completely untouched old-growth forests. Paljakka and Mustarinda are also some of Finland’s snowiest areas. Mustarinda is the only inhabited house on the summit, 23 kilometers from the nearest village.

Mustarinda hopes that the applicants would travel using environmentally friendly means. For persons travelling inside Finland also shorter periods are possible. The applicant may apply for a specific space depending on their needs and working methods. Depending on the timing, families can be accommodated by the larger bedrooms or two separate rooms.

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Studios and Rooms:

Studio 1: 27 m2 workspace + bedroom 350 € / month

Studio 2: 44 m2 workspace + bedroom 400 € / month

Studio 3: 14 m2 workspace + bedroom 330 € / month

Studio 4: 10 m2 workspace + bedroom 300 € / month

Writers room: 12–16m2 bedroom 260 € / month
 (can be used also for artists who don´t need a separate studio)

(drive to/from Hyrynsalmi village not included)

The Mustarinda residency application is informal. It should include a preliminary work plan (max. 1 page) and attachments/links (such as images, max. 5 MB), working period dates and preferred working space. Applications may be sent to the e-mail address: info@mustarinda.fi

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Mustarinda house is run by Mustarinda association members and volunteers. A person taking care of the house will be available during weekdays at 10–12 am. for contact by the residents.  Residency entrants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Hyrynsalmi. Picking-up/dropping off at Hyrynsalmi village is included in the residency fee when arriving on the 1st weekday of the month (before 8PM) and departing on the last weekday of the month.

Further information about transportation and costs can be found on the House Instructions (see link to pdf http://mustarinda.fi/sites/mustarinda.fi/files/MustarindaHouseInstructio...)

Grocery shopping upon agreement ca. once a week. Residents have communal use of a kitchen, dining room, living room, library, electric sauna (once a week), wood-burning outdoor sauna (twice a month), grill hut, etc. There is also some hiking and winter sports equipment, footwear and apparel that may be borrowed upon agreement. There’s a nature trail to a nearby forest starting from the back yard of Mustarinda House. The building has wireless internet access, which is unfortunately sometimes slow because of the distant location.

Mustarinda Association fosters natural and cultural diversity by bringing together people from different backgrounds through workshops, exhibitions, residency programming, publications and happenings. Mustarinda is a not-for-profit association founded in 2009 by artists and researchers. The Mustarinda house is nearing energy self-sufficiency. Mustarinda works largely with volunteer work. We hope that the residency guests can take part to some of shared tasks in the house like gardening in the summer or snow work in the winter time.

 

Short term guests:  30 € / day, 90 € / week,  150 € / 2 weeks

 

 

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Thoughts on residence activities

Helsinki has a very limited offering of affordable work spaces for painters and other artists. For example, working methods that generate dust or involve the use of solvents cannot be applied if the space used does not have mechanical ventilation. Most work spaces lack it. Enquiries made into artist working facilities show that up to 60% of painters work in spaces that are inappropriate in terms of occupational safety. Approximately 30% of artists with vocational or university training work solely at living spaces. The situation is worsened by artists’ constantly diminishing livelihood opportunities and increasing rents. Therefore, a residence period is not always just a nice change but the only opportunity for an artist to really practise his or her profession.

Thus in the current situation, artists need to create not only art work but also survival strategies and work opportunities wherever economically possible. On the other hand, there has been a global trend amongst creative people of moving the focus away from metropolitan areas towards seeking interesting and contentful working and living environments in small communities and even remote areas. Modern advances in information technology enable close contact and networking with others almost anywhere in the world.

Moreover, international artists and arts students as well as Finnish expatriate artists are no longer only interested in Helsinki but are also seeking alternatives with attractive nature and local identities. Thus our activities in Hyrynsalmi, Kainuu meet both facility needs and the spirit of the times, allowing interesting ideas and projects to evolve outside traditional metropolitan areas.

Arvid HedinArvid Hedin

 

Henni KittiHenni Kitti

 

Pipsu Isola: Muistamissuunnitelma, 2010Pipsu Isola: Muistamissuunnitelma, 2010

 

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Artists–in–residence

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2017

TERE VADÉN (FIN)
ANTTI SALMINEN (FIN)
SANNA HUKKANEN (FIN)
INKERI AULA (FIN)


2016

ELLI SALO (FIN)
HANNA KAISA HELLSTEN (FIN)
ELINA MINN (FIN)
ANNE VAN OPPEN (BEL)
TEREZA ZÁCHOVÁ (CZE)
KLAUDIA DOMURAT & SIOUXZI CONNOR (PL/AU/BERLIN)
LEAH BEEFERMAN (USA)
HENRIIKKA HIMMA (FIN)
JOHANNES VARTOLA & KATI ROOVER (EST/FIN)
KENJI LIM (UK)
DANIELE GIRARDI (ITALY)
ANNA IRINA RUSSELL (SPAIN)
DYLAN ARNOLD & OCEANE BRUEL (FIN/FRANCE)
PIA GRÜTER (GER)
VAPPU KANNAS (FIN)
IONA ROISIN (FIN/UK)
ANNIE LORD & SIMON BOWES (SCOTLAND)
NEAL CAHOON (IRELAND/UK)
MELANIE CARTER (USA/EGYPT)
JONNA SALONEN (FIN)
VELI LEHTOVAARA (FIN/BELGIUM) >>> http://spacetimelove.com/veli/
CATHERINE WATSON (UK) http://graveltrack.tumblr.com/
ISLA RASINKANGAS (FIN) https://www.facebook.com/islapeuraphotography/
ROBIN EVERETT (UK)http://robineverett.net/
SYLVIA GRACE BORDA (Canada) & JOHN KEITH DONNELLY (UK) >> http://www.sylviagborda.com
GREGORY STAUFFER (Switzerland) >> https://gregorystauffer.com/
ANNIINA ALA-RUONA & GESA PIPER (FIN/Germany) >> http://cargocollective.com/anniinaalaruona
SAMUEL BRZESKI (UK) http://www.samuelbrzeski.com
HENNA LAININEN (FIN) >> http://hennalaininen.net
JOHN LEMKE (UK) >> http://www.lostinsounds.com
SIMON CASAL (SPAIN) >> http://simoncasal.es/
ANTTI SALMINEN (FIN)
LUCÍA BARAHONA (Spain) >> www.automaticaeditorial.com
EEVA TALVIKALLIO
IIRIS KAARLEHTO
TIINA ARJUKKA HIRVONEN

2015


MAI SÖÖT (EST) >> https://maisoot.wordpress.com
NINA-MARIA HÄGGBLOM (FIN)
MARTA FIŠEROVÁ (CZE) >> http://martafiserova.com
KRISTINA SEDLEROVA (FIN)
KRISTIAN TUOMAINEN (FIN)
SATU ENGBLOM (FIN)
SALLAMARI RANTALA (FIN)
FLEUR DAUGEY
ANNIE LORD (SCOTLAND) >> www.annielord.co.uk
STEFAN NESTOROSKI (MACEDONIA)  >> http://www.stefan-nestoroski.squarespace.com/
ULRIKA JANSSON (SWE) >> http://www.ulrikajansson.com/
SALLY ASHTON
LEONOR COMIN
ULLA PULKKA (FIN)
MATTHEW ASHTON (SWE)
AKCG (Anna Kindgren & Carina Gunnars) (SWE) http://akcg.org
HANNA VAINIO
HENNI KERVINEN & BETH
PETER PADRÓN HERNÁNDES (Swe/Denmark)
GUSTAV KARLSSON (Swe) >> www.scapeous.com
MICHAELA CASKOVÁ (Cze) >> www.naposedu.cz
SATU ENGBLOM (Finland)
SELINA VÄLIHEIKKI (Finland)
CLAUDIA ROHRAUER (Austria) > http://www.claudiarohrauer.info/
JOUNI TIKKANEN (Finland)
CARL GIFFNEY (Ireland) > http://www.carlgiffney.com/ 
MINNA PÖLLÄNEN (Finland/UK) > http://www.minnapollanen.com/
JUKKA HAUTAMÄKI (Finland) >http://www.jukkahautamaki.com/
AURA HAKURI (Finland) > http://www.aurahakuri.com/
LINDA GRANFORS (Finland) 
RITA ANTTILA (Finland)
HANNA VAINIO (Finland) > hannakaisavainio.tumblr.com
PAULINA INÉS MELLADO NEELY (Netherlands/Chile) > http://www.paulinamellado.com

2014


TUE GREENFORT (Denmark) > http://tuegreenfort.net/
ELINA HÄMÄLÄINEN (Finland)
ELIN VISTER (Norway)
KATHARINA FRICKE (Germany) > http://www.katharinafricke.net/
AINO FRILANDER (Finland)
HANNA VAINIO (Finland)> hannakaisavainio.tumblr.com
ELIN VISTER (Norway)
KRISTALLIA SAKELLARIOU (Sweden)
MARIKA TROILI (Sweden) > http://marikatroili.se/bio/
MIKKO PIISPA (Finland)
VALERIE PALMER (USA)
KATHERINE MIDGLEY (UK)
KATHARINA FRICKE (Germany)
RIIKKA TAKALA (Finland)
JOHANNA SILBERMANN (Germany) http://www.johannasilbermann.blogspot.de/
MARLAINA READ (Australia/Iceland) http://www.marlainaread.com/
MAIKE BISPING (Germany) http://npiece.com/maike-bisping?l=en
ANNA-SOFIA SYSSER & JENNI HURMERINTA (Finland) http://annasofiasysser.wordpress.com/
SANDRA GHOSN   (Lebanon/France) >> http://www.sandraghosn.com/

MAYA WEEKS  (USA)

LINDA REIF (Austria)  >> http://www.lindareif.com/
REBECCA CUSWORTH (UK) >>  http://rcusworth.com/home.html

EVA JASKOVA (Czech Republic) >> http://jaskova.blogspot.fi/
KONG YEN LIN (Singapur)
LIISA LOUHELA (Finland)
ANNA ZEILINGER  (Austria) >>http://www.fotofluss.at/content.php?id=65&detail=4376&PHPSESSID=839c696194b55c8840414bd1a650348f      

RHIANNON INMAN-SIMPSON (UK) >> http://www.rhiannoninmansimpson.com/
VAPPU JALONEN  (Finland/Germany) >> http://vappujalonen.com/
IVAN TORRES HDEZ (Finland/Germany/Spain)>> http://www.ivantorreshdez.com/
JOUNI TIKKANEN (Finland)

 

2013

ELIZABETH DUNN (Australia) >> aphids.net

SARA BENAGLIA (Italy) 

MARIA TEERI (Finland) >> nabbteeri.com

JANNE NABB (Finland) >> nabbteeri.com

SINI MONONEN (Finland)  

MICHAELA CASKOVÁ (Czech Republic)
 >> www.naposedu.cz
NORA VERBRAAK (Netherlands) >> www.noraverbraak.com 
LAURA TAYLOR (Australia) >> http://laurataylor.com.au/
MELANIE CARTER (USA/Egypt)
DIRK HOLZBERG (Germany) >> http://www.dirkholzberg.de/
TIM VAN DER MEER (Netherlands) >> http://www.timvandermeer.com/
ANKE GÖHRING (Germany) >> http://www.ankegoehring.de/
RIKARD HEBERLING (Sweden) >> http://www.heberling.se/
MARYAM FANNI (Sweden)
 >> http://www.maryamfanni.se/index.php?/projects/asap/
DAVID MUOZ (Mexico/Finland)
GIOVANNA ESPOSITO YUSSIF (Mexico/Finland)

RIITTA PÄIVÄLÄINEN (Finland)

HELENA LEMINEN (Finland)
VIKA MIA DAHLBERG-HANSEN (Denmark)
SIOUXZI CONNOR MERNAGH (Australia/Berlin)
VAPPU KANNAS (Finland)

ANTTI SEPPÄNEN (Finland)

TUOMAS OLLIKAINEN (Finland)

ULVI HAAGENSEN (Australia/Estonia) >> http://ulvihaagensen.weebly.com/
MARY ROBINSON (USA) >> www.marysdrawings.com

RASHANNA RASHIED-WALKER (USA) >> rashannarashied-walker.com
MATTHIAS ROTH (Germany) >> www.rolux.de
IVÁN TORRES HDEZ (Spain/Finland) >> www.ivantorreshdez.com
LUCÍA BARAHONA (Spain) >> www.automaticaeditorial.com

ROBERTO DOMÍNGUEZ MORO (Spain)
CHRISTINA SEELY (USA) >> www.christinaseely.com

ADRIANE COLBURN (USA) >> adrianecolburn.com
MATHIAS JOSEFSON (Sweden) >> www.mathiasjosefson.com
CHRIS WARREN >> theglossectomist.wordpress.com

JÜRGEN DEHM (Germany)
NINA MARIA KÜCHLER (Germany) >> www.ninamariakuechler.de
VAPPU JALONEN (Finland)
KRISTIAN TUOMAINEN (Finland)

KATEŘINA DOBROSLAVA DRAHOŠOVÁ (Czech Republic) >> katerinadobroslavadrahosova.blogspot.com

EINI KOSONEN (Finland)
KIER-LA JANISSE (Canada) >> www.big-smash.com
JANE HUGHES (Ireland/Germany) >> www.janehughes.ie

OSKARI PARKKINEN (Finland)

2012

ØRJAN AAS (Norway) >> www.orjanaas.net
HEINI AHO & SEBASTIAN ZIEGLER (Finland)
TUIKE & SIMO ALITALO (Finland)
FÉLICIA ATKINSON & BARTOLOMÉ SANSON (Belgium) >> feliciaatkinson.be >> shelter-press.com 

JESSICA BÈLANGER (Canada)
>REBECCA BLAND (UK)
PIERRE CHANCEL (France) >> www.pierrechancel.blogspot.fi

MARTTA DALLA VIA (Italy)
ANCA GHEORGHICA (Romania) >> www.maibine.eu
SABRINA GUICHARD (France) >> sabrinaguichard.blogspot.fr

DEBBY HUYSMANS (Belgium)
SAANA INARI (Finland/Germany)
PEKKA JURVELIN (Finland)

ESSI KUMMU (Finland)

MIKAEL LINDAHL (Sweden) >> mikaellindahl.com

HENRIK MALMSTRÖM (Finland) >> www.henrikmalmstrom.com

MAIJA MUINONEN & MARIE KAJAVA (Finland)
MIA MÄKELÄ (Finland) >> www.miamakela.net

SANDRA NYBERG (Finland) >>  sandranyberg.carbonmade.com

BEN SEGAL & FELIZ L. M. MOLINA (USA) 

ANNE TOMPURI & KIRSTI LENTO (Finland)
LUCIA VERONESI (Italy)
ERIC CRUIKSHANK (Scotland) >> www.ericcruikshank.com
MELANIE TAYLOR (Australia) >> www.melaniejaynetaylor.com
MATTHEW GRIBBON (USA)
MEGAN HEPBURN (Germany) >> imaginationmarket.squarespace.com
JIM HOLYOAK (Canada) >> www.monstersforreal.com
JUKKA HAUTAMÄKI (Finland) >> www.jukkahautamaki.com
LUCY ATHERTON (England) >> www.lucyatherton.com
 

 

2011

JOANNE PANG (Singapore) >> www.joannepang.com
ALLISON WADE (USA) www.allisonwade.com
MAREIKE DOBEWALL (Norway) >> vimeo.com/user6421403
O
LIVIA JORET (Belgium) www.oliviajoret.com
ANTHEA BUSH (Netherlands) >> www.antheabush.com
J PASILA (USA) >> www.jpasila.com
NANNA HELLBERG (Sweden) www.nannahellberg.com

AINO JOHANSSON (Finland)
PATRICK JOLLEY (Ireland)
JARI K. HEINONEN (Finland)

MATTI KOISTINEN (Finland)
PETE SNYDER (USA)

AURA HAKURI (Finland)
LOTTE TEUSSINK (Netherlands) >> www.lotteteussink.nl

SINEM BAYKAL (Turkey)
KAZUKO KIZAWA (Japan)
HANNERIINA MOISSEINEN (Finland) www.elisanet.fi/moisseinen

ANNA SAILAMAA (Finland) >> annasailamaa.wordpress.com

PAULIINA MÄKELÄ (Finland) >> www.pauliinamakela.com
ELINA TUHKANEN (USA/Finland)
PEKKA NIITTYVIRTA (Finland) >> www.niittyvirta.com

SAARA-MARIA KARIRANTA (Finland)
HELEEN VD HOOGT (Netherlands) >> heleenvanderhoogt.fresh.li

SJOUKJE GOOTJES (Netherlands) >> www.sjoukunst.nl

HENNI KITTI (Finland) >> users.kuva.fi/hennkitt

2010

NESTORI SYRJÄLÄ (Finland)

HELGA HÄRENSTAM (Sweden) >> www.helgaharenstam.se

ARVID HEDIN (Sweden/Finland) >> arvid.thelastballoon.com
LOTTA INGMAN (Finland)
LAURA WESAMAA (Finland) >> laurawesamaa.blogspot.com

WANG YA-HUI (Taiwan) 

YUKI OKUMURA (Japan)
MINNA JOENNIEMI (Finland)

MAURI KUITULA (Finland)

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