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Apply for the Saari Residence - deadline August 31st

The Saari Residence is a tranquil facility and a fruitful meeting point for artists and researchers.

The Residence offers Finnish and non-Finnish artists, critics and translators the chance to work intensively for a period of two months in a relaxed countryside setting from September to April. Artistic groups may also apply for use of the Residence´s facilities for limited periods of time from May to August.

Each resident is provided with an apartment and workroom. Kone Foundation provides monthly grants (2,300 or 2,600 euros/month) for the duration of the residency period. Groups can apply for grants to compensate for expenses.

Application period for residencies in 2015 is from August 1 to August 31.

The accessibility of the residence

One of the apartments has been renovated to be accessible. It has a kitchen, accessible toilet and three rooms. The apartment is in the first floor and there is a ramp to the apartment. The working spaces of the old cowhouse are also accessible (for example, there is a ramp to the dance hall, and the shower room and toilet are accessible. Some renovations are also planned for the next years. For more information, please contact the residence office.

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