RaumArs hosts an international artist residency, where artists from different fields carry out community and participatory art projects, workshops, events and performances with local communities, groups and individuals. The mission of RaumArs is to develop cultural possibilities in Rauma town and in Satakunta region by producing interesting and high-quality projects, open for everyone. Through community art projects and art visible in the environment, art comes closer to citizens and enables the development of national and international connections between artists and cultural actors in Satakunta.

Residency program includes all fields of art. A prerequisite in choosing the resident artists is a plan for a high-quality and functional art project that will be implemented during a visit to Rauma or elsewhere in Satakunta. Independent artists can also apply for residency. As a general rule, you apply for residence for the following year.

RaumArs is one of the oldest artist residencies in Finland. The first guest artist arrived in 1997 and RaumArs A-i-R registerated in 1999. The activities are based on extensive cooperation with art and cultural institutions, associations, artists and individuals.

For more information about the events, check out CURRENT

Heini Mielonen & Antti Utriainen, 2021

Heini Mielonen works with acoustic ambient classical music combined with electrical sounds. Antti Utriainen is a central figure in jazz scene. Apart from having his own band he also works as a composer for theater and movies.

Formed by a cellist and a jazz pianist, duo String Together performs on Sunday 15.8. at 6pm in the yard of Rauma Art Museum. Tickets 12€. A journey into electroacoustic cello and piano music. Heini Mielonen - cello, looper and effects & Antti Utriainen - keyboard. Concert is organized by Culture cafe Brummi.

Performance at Blue Sea Film Festival art evening on Saturday 21.8. at 6:30pm


Maria Kananen, Kehokätköilyä, 2021

Maria’s Kehokätköilyä movement improvisations on National Visual Arts Day 10.7, for more info, check Kehokätköilyä info.

Maria’s Kehokätköilyä movement improvisations on National Visual Arts Day 10.7 at Sepän talo at 10.30 and 13, Heikklän taidepiha at 11.30 and 17, Rauma Art Museum at 12 and 16.30, Rauma Maritime Museum at 13.45 and 15.45   Guided walking tours during Rauma Lace Week from 17 to 24 July 2021. Schedules can be found in the Lace week programme.Kehokätköilyä at the Night of Black Lace 23.7 at 7pm.


Johanna Sinkkonen, The World Inside My Room, 2021

Exhibition at Sepän talo 21.6.–18.7.2021, Alfredinkatu 3, Rauma. Open mon–fri 12.30–18 and sat–sun 12–15. Closed during Midsummer 24.-27.6. The World Inside My Room -project will be celebrated during the national visual arts day 10.7. at 10-18 o'clock.

The community art project, which describes the journey of fast fashion, utilizes fabric waste and handicrafts. In June the exhibition will be installed at Seppä's House, where the artist Johanna Sinkkonen will implement a spatial artwork from the rya rugs made by the participants, such as school pupils.


Jori Tapio Kalliola, Peering in from the Underworld - Reaching the Sky, 2021

Exhibition at Sepän talo 30.5.–20.6.2021, Alfredinkatu 3, Rauma. Open mon-fri 12–17.30 and sat–sun 12–15.

Public presentation about ITE-art from Satakunta - delicious findings and observations, at 16.6.2021, 17.30-19.00 o´clock. Presentation by Jori Tapio Kalliola and Veli Granö.

In his art, Jori Tapio Kalliola is commenting contemporary life and world events. Society, politics, religion and economic structures, greed and lust for power all get a representation in the form of an artwork. In his childhood the artist has said to have experienced deep frustration in situations he felt were unjust. Now the wooden heads of the sculptures are revealing and protesting against those injustices. "There are no strict commands on how to do art", says Kalliola.