BRINGING ART AND AUDIENCES CLOSER


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.

Residenssiohjelma pitää sisällään kaikki taiteenlajit. Taiteilijavalinnan edellytyksenä on suunnitelma laadukkaasta ja toimivasta taideprojektista, joka toteutetaan vierailun aikana Raumalla tai muualla Satakunnassa. Myös itsenäisesti työskentelevät taiteilijat voivat hakea residenssiin. Pääsääntöisesti residenssipaikka haetaan keväisin hakua seuraavalle vuodelle.

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

CURRENT

Residenssihaku ja uusi sivusto!

Call for applications and a new website!

RaumArs' great new webiste has been desilgned with Jonna Puputti. Puputti was also responsible for the technical parts of the pages. The work is part of the Rauma Region Street Mission's project Fructus.

On the website you will also find information about our partners and, of course, all previous artists and their art projects since 1997. Their transfer to the site has mainly been done by visual artist Antti Hannula, who will be working at RaumArs until mid-July.

Open call for the artists is open until 21st May 2021. In addition, we receive applications from artists living in Finland for November-December 2021.

Jori Tapio Kalliola, Tuonelan kurkistuksia – taivaalle pyrkimisiä, 2021

Jori Tapio Kalliola, Tuonelan kurkistuksia – taivaalle pyrkimisiä, 2021

Näyttely Sepän talossa 30.5.–20.6.2021, Alfredinkatu 3, Rauma.

Taiteessaan Jori Tapio Kalliola kommentoi ajankohtaista maailman- ja elämänmenoa. Maalitauluina ovat yhteiskunnan, politiikan, uskonnon ja talouden valtarakenteet, ahneus ja vallan tavoittelu. Jo lapsuudessaan taiteilija sanoo kokeneensa syvää turhautumista tilanteissa, jotka koki epäoikeudenmukaisiksi. Nyt veistosten puupääkansa huutaa julki ja protestoi noita vääryyksiä. ”Taiteessa ei kukaan määräile mitään”, Kalliola toteaa.

Johanna Sinkkonen, Maailma huoneessani, 2021

Johanna Sinkkonen, The World Inside My Room, 2021

Exhibition Seppä's House 21st June–18th July 2021, Alfredinkatu 3, Rauma.

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.

Tasha Aulls & Rauha Hartt, Synteesi, 2021

Tasha Aulls & Rauha Hartt, Synthesis, 2021

Exhibition and art sessions 14th Jan–14th Feb 2021 at Viherkäine Garden Centre, Lensunkalliontie 3, Rauma.

The Synthesis project considers the many levels of humankinds’ relationship with nature and the diversity of life. At the centre of the project - which began incubation already in January 2020 - is a show at garden centre. The group of artists; Tasha Aulls, Susanna Autio, Luis Cascante, Rauha Hartt and Katariina Mannio have been working on their project in a synthesis-like way since March 2020. Monthly video calls between artists welded the group together, clarifying everyone’s artistic work and expanding the whole ...

Terhi Forssén ja Harri István Mäki, 2020

Terhi Forssén ja Harri István Mäki, 2020

A duo formed by a poet-photographer-screenplay writer and a writer-illustrator-theater director-screenplay writer are creating a new screenplay in the residency called Mikä päivä!, which is a story about dwellers of one particular street and their exceptionally failed holiday. All of the characters in the story have very valid reasons to relax but none of them seem to understand what having a holiday really means...

Lotta Halinen, Tenho, 2020

Lotta Halinen, Tenho, 2020

Solo dance Tenho training video presentation can be reserved to be shown during the cultural week for seniors 12.-18.10 at Rauma nursing homes. Contacts to Rauma cultural services / Stenfors.

For her dance solo TENHO, Lotta Halinen has been inspired by schlagers, old black and white Finnish movies and country romance. She dives into the post war period, a time which was not experienced by her generation. Halinen wants to search the themes of old songs and movies and find things that touch us...