Nelimarkka Residency´s call for artists in May

the Nelimarkka Residency carries out artist Eero Nelimarkka`s long-term dream of establishing an art school. The residency is located in a rural setting, four kilometres from the small Alajärvi Centre, close to a lake and natural surroundings. Circa 10 artists live and work at the residency annually.

Nelimarkka Residency is looking for artists on all fields of visual arts.

Deadlines for 2018-2019 residencies:

1st DEAD LINE: 15th of April 2018 for November 2018 to April 2019

2nd DEAD LINE: 15th of October 2018 for May 2019 to October 2019

Ask for available residency periods and possible cancellations for 2018.

A residency includes the use of a studio, common areas, and a private bedroom. The Villa can accommodate two artist at a time.
There are two options: a separate bedroom with open studio space or a studio combined with bedroom. Both of the studios and bedrooms are upstairs.

The artist pays for their own material, living and travel expenses. The museum usually offers a workshop to the museum’s customers together with the artist-in-residence. The museum provides the material for the workshop.

The residency building, Villa Nelimarkka, is located 500 meters from the museum and 4 km from Alajärvi town center. The gambrel roof villa was designed and built by Eero Nelimarkka as a summer house for his family in 1933. It was completely restored to its old looks in 2013. The Villa has a large yard and the upstairs was designed specifically as a studio space. The rent for a private bedroom with a shared kitchen and bathroom is 400 euros/month (incl. taxes) or 200 euros plus a donated art work or a workshop for the museum. The bedrooms and studios are located upstairs. During the summer, the downstairs is open to the public Tue-Fri 13-17 and there are occasional events at other times.


Please fill out and print the Application Form (remember to sign it) and send it via mail or email. Please attach your work plan, previous work examples and a CV/resume. Please include the preferred date(s) and length of your stay on your application.

Send your application to:
Pekkolantie 115
FI-62900 Alajärvi
or email to:

If you cannot fill out the application document in word, you can also print out the PDF Form.

Deadline: 15/10/2018

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