Fall into Focus – residency program in Finland

Fall into Focus is a residency program for writers, artists and researchers.

Arteles Creative Center hosts over 120 artists per year in selected multidisciplinary groups of 11-14 creative individuals. The residency periods usually last 1-2 months and the program details vary depending on the program.

Focus on your writing, creative practice and research

The autumn residency period at Arteles Creative Center provides writers and artists with the optimal conditions for sustained concentration. The program offers flexible time and space to freely develop creative projects without external pressure. Residents also have the option to refine and improve their focus through daily scheduled meditation sessions. Periods of deep focus can be balanced with walks in pure Nordic nature, relaxation in traditional Finnish sauna, and time around the bonfire with a supportive community of peers. All participation in group activities is voluntary.

Program periods 2023

September: 1.-29.9.
October: 3.-31.10.
November: 2.-30.11.
(Each monthly program period = 29 days)

Program fees

There is no application fee.
Applicants who otherwise would be unable to join the program can apply for financially supported fee. The number of supported residencies is limited.

Regular fee: 1950 € / monthly period
Financially supported fee (limited availability): 1270 € / monthly period
Contributor’s fee (optional): 2610 € / monthly period

All fees include the registration fee (120 € / person, non-refundable, to be paid only if/when becoming selected).
All the residents have accommodation in a private bedroom.

Who should apply

Creative individuals who want to freely focus on their own work, for example on
– writing: draft / develop / finish your book, novel, screenplay, poetry collection, comics..
– studying & reading: thesis, phd, research…

– thinking & reflecting: sketching, journaling, notebook working…
– creating: new body of work, project…

The program welcomes applications from writers, artists, designers, researchers and scientists widely from different backgrounds, fields and language areas. Both established and emerging creative individuals are welcome to apply.

No predetermined project plan is required, as we understand that when working in the creative field your subjects and interests tend to change and evolve along the way.

An applicant’s motivation and need for the program is prioritized in the selection process.

Who is it for: An international residency program for writers, artists and researchers who want to concentrate on their writing, creative practice or research.

What you get: 1 or 2 months periods in Sept / Oct / Nov 2023 at Arteles Creative Center, Hämeenkyrö, Finland.

Deadline 03 May 2023

Website link: Arteles – Freedom for Creativity

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  1. Khama Lwanda

    I would love to be apart of this

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