APPLYING

Next call for artists will be in spring 2022 for the residencies in 2023.

Possible free months can be found under 'coming artists'.



Community residencies

Work periods usually in spring and fall. Free accommodation, small material compensation and assistance with implementation.

  • we especially encourage working with children.

Independent / self-directed work residency 1-4 months

  • accommodation 250 € / month, additional payment from non-artist partners.
  • an interesting opportunity for collaborative work and study in the Old Rauma Renovation Centre Tammela. We offer the place mainly to an architect or researcher who specializes in the following topics: cultural environment, cultural heritage, world heritage, wood construction. Applications from artists from other disciplines are also welcomed, and we hope they relate to the world heritage. The office space has its own study, WLAN and social facilities. The workshop building has facilities for making woodwork, for example. Tammela's staff helps to establish contacts with public administration organizations as well as local residents and entrepreneurs. In exchange for the use of the workspace, we expect a select person to give a lecture or a small exhibition in Tammela. Applicants have the opportunity to apply for a housing grant from the Old Rauma Foundation. Working in Tammela either in January-February or September-December.

GENERAL

RaumArs offers two or three artists performing a community art project free use of the apartment each year, strives to organize work opportunities and provide a small material fee, as well as provide assistance in the implementation of the proposed community art project. Other artists pay a monthly fee 250€. RaumArs supports all artists by paying the remaining housing and operating costs of the residence. Everyone is charged a registration fee 100€ and a cash deposit 120€. Artists must take care of the general cost of living, travel, and transportation costs for works of art.

All residency artists have good opportunities to obtain materials for crafts from our partners. Rauman Seudun Katulähetys, Rauman Seudun Työnhakijat and Old Rauma Renovation Centre Tammela can also provide a working space for wood, painting or textile work, especially if you carry out an art project with them. In most cases, workspaces are free of charge, but the use must be agreed on a case-by-case basis and separately.

General expectations towards the artist

Especially the community artists who get a stipend (receiving an accommodation free-of-charge) are expected to present a clear and detailed project plan for a collaborative/participatory art practice, public or social art project or an environmental project, which will be realized during the residence. The main selection criteria will be the stipend artists’ motivation to work in collaboration with local people, a good the proposal and the quality of applicants art.

From independently working artists or architects collaboration is expected with RaumArs' partners giving a free of charge workspace, at least an artist presentation or a outcome public presentation of outcome of the work.

Many of the projects are carried out with children or youth, but artists actualize the project according to their wishes and collaborate with any group they wish for. Very often shows, performances or events happen in unconventional spaces. Please read about the old projects from our ‘Art Projects’ and ‘Previous artists’ and create one of your own with a new audience :).

The applicant doesn't have to have previous experience as a teacher, but need to prove to be able to carry out the project. RaumArs will give some assistance in producing the accepted proposal for a stipend artist. English (or Finnish and in some cases Swedish) will be the working language and should be spoken reasonably well.

Long-term

Working can also lead to longer-term projects. During the first short residency period the focus is on familiarization with local people and environment, the second and longer period carried out on the following months/ following year as a community project (please mention this in your application if you are planning this).

Application

Working can also lead to longer-term projects. During the first short residency period the focus is on familiarization with local people and environment, the second and longer period carried out on the following months/ following year as a community project (please mention this in your application if you are planning this).

Include your application

  • artistic backround
  • short project plan/explanation of the project
  • a longer project/work plan
  • the group you want to work/collaborate with or if you want to work only by yourself.
  • portfolio including your CV or CV separately (max 2 Mb). In case of a couple, a work couple or a group, attach each CV.
  • please notice to name the portfolio and CV/CVs with the name of the artist/applicant – not as "RaumArs portfolio" or "RaumArs cv", because we get dozens of applications and we don't want yours to be lost.

The Board of Directors, with some of RaumArs collaborators, will be processing the applications in May–June. Selected artists will be informed in June–July and their names will be announced on RaumArs web site and Facebook in August.

Waiting for you applications 🙂