AiR Frosterus



We offer a selection of studio spaces suitable for artists with all mediums. Our studios are located in the same building with residency rooms, the old vicarage.


Studio 1

Studio 2

Studio 3

Studio 4


Gallery & exhibition spaces

Nahkuri Art house

Nahkuri Art house is located at the centre of Kärsämäki. It consists of two exhibition spaces: a traditional Finnish housing building and a cowshed, both converted into art galleries. The unusual gallery filled with natural light is a space that brings art work alive in a new way. The main building is well equipped for installations and media art.

Nahkuri art galleries are available for Air Frosterus residency artists free of charge. Media players, screens, a projector and sound systems are available for exhibiting media art. Please note that Nahkuri Art House is reserved for the Ars Kärsämäki summer exhibition from June to mid August. Due to lack of heating the cowshed gallery space is not used during the winter months.

Other exhibition spaces

Our residency artists can also exhibit their works in several other locations in Kärsämäki. The library exhibition wall, Suomela Camping summer cafe and other spaces are suitable for showing a small body of artwork.

Housing Facilities

The residence is located in a historical vicarage in beautiful natural surroundings. Huge garden and traditional sheds surround the main building that was built in 1773. River Pyhäjoki runs right behind the house and large fields complete the Finnish country side landscape.

Four generous size private bedrooms and spacious shared facilities guarantee a comfortable stay. All the bedrooms can accommodate two persons. Extra mattresses are available so the residency is suitable for couples and families too.

Private rooms

Shared facilities


Living area


Several bathrooms & toilets

Laundry room