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.
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.
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.
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.
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.