Artist Residence at Orivesi Campus in Finland

For visual arts, music and sound art, literature, design, performing arts, ceramics

The Cultural Cooperative Pro Orivesi owns a beautiful, traditional campus site with five buildings in a scenic park. It is situated in the middle of the small city of Orivesi in Western Finland, 45 kilometres from the larger city of Tampere.

Oriveden Kampus artist residence taiteilijaresidenssi Finland
A single accommodation room without balcony. Photo: Jari Peltonen
Oriveden Kampus artist residence taiteilijaresidenssi Finland
The shared living room. Photo: Jari Peltonen
Oriveden Kampus artist residence taiteilijaresidenssi Finland
A shared kitchen for residents. Photo: Jari Peltonen

The accommodation rooms are situated on the 3rd and 4th floor of the main building. The rooms range from 11 to 17 square meters (+ a small hallway, toilet and shower). Some rooms also have a balcony. A shared living room with a fireplace and cooking facilities is found on the 3rd floor.

Oriveden Kampus artist residence taiteilijaresidenssi Finland
Hall for painting, exhibitions, courses etc. Photo: Jari Peltonen

For visual artists there are premises at disposal in different buildings: the former, high theater stage of 82 square meters; smaller rooms for solitary working; a hall of 115 square meters with large windows. In connection with the last one there are separate workshops for woodwork and ceramics. Easels can be borrowed on site. Art exhibitions can be arrenged also in many different spaces.

 

 

Oriveden Kampus artist residence taiteilijaresidenssi Finland
There are many differently sized rooms for artists. Photo: Jari Peltonen

 

 

 

Oriveden Kampus artist residence taiteilijaresidenssi Finland
Former theater stage for circus, physical activities etc. Photo: Jari Peltonen
Oriveden Kampus artist residence taiteilijaresidenssi Finland
The lobby of the concert hall Klemetti. Photo: Jussi Valkeajoki

For musicians there are separate soundproof rehearsal rooms, two classrooms and a chamber music hall in the Suvanto building. Musicians can also work in the Klemetti concert hall. Due to multiple use, these premises will need to be booked in advance. There is a piano in the Suvanto building. In the Klemetti building there is a piano and a grand piano.

 

Oriveden Kampus artist residence taiteilijaresidenssi Finland
The concert hall is used also for sports. Photo: Jussi Valkeajoki

 

Oriveden Kampus artist residence taiteilijaresidenssi Finland
Practice rooms for groups and for single musicians. Photos: Jari Peltonen

For writers there are different working premises.

Communications and services: Orivesi Campus has a broadband connection and free wifi. On campus there is a private hotel, Hotelli Sointula, and a restaurant, Ravintola Wanha Opisto, which caters and serves by prior arrangement. During courses and events the restaurant serves all campus residents.

Cooperation: The Cultural Cooperative Pro Orivesi arranges education, courses and events and also hires facilities for other organizers. The artists in the residence may participate in the events and courses with reduced prices. They are also encouraged to take part in teaching, when possible.

Applications are welcome all year round. The premises will be hired round the year as agreed, from the minimum time period of one month.

Rent: The rent of an accommodation is 150 € – 200 € per month (depending on the room size). This includes electricity, heating and water. The rent of a working space is 100 € per month. When convenient, there will be other artists working in the same space. The rent of an instrument (piano, grand piano), is 50 € per month.