Retreat into existence
December and January being the darkest months of the Finnish winter, S.A.E offers an extreme retreat into existence through art, silence and nature. The program brings together creative minds who are interested and working around the theme on various fields.
The predefined structure of the program is kept empty and more extreme elements can be added to it if the residents decide to want so (e.g limited internet access to limit the escapism through web, silent(no speaking) days). Conditions are excellent for both collaborating and for concentrating on your own work, thinking and being. There is also no pressure to necessarily produce anything, in case you are more into inner development.
The northern winter is an experience like no other. The sun stays lower on the horizon, leaving the days short with long blue moments and dark nights. Snow is likely to cover the grounds, and the landscape is very monotone. If you get lucky, you can even catch a glimpse of the Northern lights. The raw & rural surroundings create an ideal setting for personal inner journeys and research.
The residency program includes:
For working :
- artist & project pages in Arteles Catalogue publication
- part-time assistant to help you with your projects & practicalities
- working spaces and facilities 24 h access
- tools & equipment 24 h access
For everyday life:
- Private/double bedroom (incl. towels and bedlinen)
- fully equipped kitchen facilities
- 24 h access to traditional Finnish wood-burning sauna
- 24 h access to residency car getting around the region
- pick-up service for arrivals and departures read more
- Wi-Fi connection in all spaces (NOTE: The access to internet might be limited to e.g. one day a week only in order to deepen the awareness experience and to prevent the escapism into the wonders of www – The decision will be made collectively with all the residents, in the beginning of the residency.)
- laundry facilities
- Pure nature and silence
All the selected residents are offered financial support by Arteles.
The current support is 50 % of the residency fee.
Residency fees including support:
970 €/ month for 1 person: single room + studio space
1480 €/ day for 2 persons: double room + studio spaces (larger groups: 25 €/ day / person)
(periods: 1 or 2 months)
The fees include the registration fee (120 €/ month/ person)
Fees without support:
1940 €/ month for 1 person: single room + studio space
2960 €/ month for 2 persons in a double room + studio spaces