Front of the apartment (Nov.2019)
RaumArs offeres accommodation in the heart of Old Rauma, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The board of directors chooses two to three stipend artists in a year. For these artists RaumArs gives a room free of charge, some materials and administrative help in producing the accepted proposal for community/participatory art projects. Other chosen artists pay a small monthly fee. RaumArs supports all artist by paying the exceeding costs of housing. Artists pay travelling, art transporting and living costs (including food, house cleansers, print inks etc.).
The apartment of 82 sqm consists of 3 rooms, a kitchen, a toilet and a shower/toilet in a wooden detached house in Old Rauma, just opposite to the Old Church Ruins. The house (yard) consists of 9 lodgings and is owned by a private owner. Rauma Art Museum and artists' studios locate close by. You can be living alone, with your mate/partner or with other artists. Artist will take care of the apartment so that it stays in a good condition while living there and for the next artist to make herself/himself at home.
No separate studio or working space. In most cases community/participatory art practices/workshops/projects are done with local people at schools or similar spaces. In the apartment there is a lobby to be shared. In some cases studio space can be arranged (see applying information) and the artist needs to negotate it with the third party beforehand. It may have rental.
Fees per room
First month's rent needs to be payed before arriving. A deposit 120 €/room (refundable after giving asked reports and cleaning) will be charged at a same time with the registration fee 100 €/one artist.