The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is a residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities. The Saari Residence offers artists a peaceful working environment in the historical and scenic surroundings of an old, rural manor house, as well as excellent opportunities for interaction with other residents.
The Saari Residence is located in a peaceful rural manor milieu, Saari Manor, close to nature yet just 30 kilometres from Turku. The versatile workspaces of the Residence and the historical and scenic surroundings of an old manor house offer an excellent opportunity to focus undisturbed on creative work as well as opportunities for interaction with other residents.
The workspaces for artists at the residence are situated in the old stone barn, which also houses a dance studio, three different-sized studios intended mainly for visual artists, sewing machine and a woodworking shop. The spaces for literary work are located with the accommodations. Each artist or collective is allotted a private workspace for the duration of their residence. Some of the manor’s outbuildings can also be used as workspaces during summer.
For details on availabilities at the Saari Residence, please see the information below.
The barn at the Saari Manor has been renovated as a diverse workspace for various art forms. The building contains a dance studio, three studios for visual artists, sewing machine and a woodworking shop. The residence does not have a darkroom, media room or equipment for printing, pottery, graphics or textile work (apart from a sewing machine), but artists of these fields may apply for a residency period for the planning stage of their work.
The workspaces in the barn are equipped with tables, and additional tables can be built on trestles. The workspaces do not include tools or equipment. Each workspace has an Internet connection (Ethernet). The Saari Residence does not have a Wi-Fi network.
We advise guests arriving at the residence to acquire all needed materials in advance, as these are not necessarily in stock at the residence and because material costs are included in the monthly grant.
Please contact the Saari Residence before your arrival for help in where to purchase any materials you may need.
The Saari Residence decides on the use of the workspaces.
deadline: 1-31march, 2021