AiR Frosterus

Current Call

Open Call for AIR Frosterus residency programme 2020!

Let the northern nature and the warmth of the local community inspire you in Kärsämäki, Finland! Apply by 30th September 2019.


Air Frosterus provides artists the time and peace to focus on their work. The beautiful location allows the guests to get inspired by Finnish nature and the four seasons. The length of a residency period can vary between one and six months.

We welcome artists from all fields of art and design to apply to our residency at the beautiful natural landscape of Kärsämäki, Finland. Silence and a peaceful pace of life are part of the local culture at Kärsämäki. The river Pyhäjoki and the majestical Shingle church defines the landscape.

Though relaxed, the residents of Kärsämäki are very active in organizing events and they have a small town do-it-yourself-attitude. Kattilakoski Culture Cooperative is the active force in the cultural scene of Kärsämäki, and our residency artists have a front-row seat to the local cultural life.


The residency programme is individually crafted for each artist. The outcome can be an exhibition, a public art work, a publication or something else, according to the project plan. Workshops and community projects are welcomed as a part of the programme, or as the main outcome.

We thrive to support our artists in their work and we assist them in planning and managing their projects. A gallery space at the centre of Kärsämäki or an exhibition space at the local library is provided for the artists to exhibit in. The opportunities to cooperate with the local artists and the community are good. Our volunteer workers are happy to help the artists in their work, to supervise the exhibitions and take part to arranging community projects or workshops when needed.

Air Frosterus can host up to four residencies for individuals or couples at once. Our spacious residence allows artists to choose if they want to concentrate on their own work or to collaborate with each other. All visiting artists have a private bedroom/study and the possibility to have their own studio for the period of their stay. The common areas allow artists to meet each other, collaborate and get inspired by the work of others.

Application information
The deadline for year 2020 is 30.09.2019. Apply by filling in the application form at Remember to fill in your project plan and state if you are interested in arranging an exhibition, teaching courses or arranging workshops. We encourage all the artists to choose two possible periods of stay.

Artist selections are made by the board of Kattilakoski cooperative by 15.10.2019. Selected artists are informed personally.

Duration if the residency period

1-6 months
2-4 months is the recommended duration of the stay
Up to 6 month residency periods are available for artists working on community projects or other projects that can be seen as highly beneficial to local cultural scene.

Fees and support
Kattilakoski cooperative is a non-profit organization. Residency fees are used towards maintaining the residency house, a historically valuable vicarage.
Double room/ one person – 315€/month
Double room/ two persons – 415€/month
10 percent discount for students

A booking fee of 100€ will be charged after the confirmation of the residency period. The booking fee will be compensated in the rent but not refunded if the residency period is cancelled.

Contact info
Pappilankuja 24, 86710 Kärsämäki, Finland
Tel +358 401476107

More information
Instagram @kattilakoski_culture

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