We welcome professional artists and art students of all disciplines and nationalities to submit their applications to the international Haihatus Artist Residency!
The individual residency periods are one to three months long. The residency includes workspace and accommodation. Workgroups are also welcome to apply!
Haihatus is an inspiring, relaxed, and international working residence. We have hosted artists from all around the globe for over a decade! You can come to the residence by yourself or with a workgroup. Duration of residencies is usually 1-3 full calendar months.
Common and private working spaces offer opportunities for a great variety of art making from conventional visual arts to performing, dramatic arts. The operation and programs of Haihatus are free in nature and artist-oriented. We provide excellent facilities for you to focus on your work: there are six 10-60 m2 studios to work or practise in, room for performing, a dwelling, a sauna, a gallery house, and a house for art events. Residency is situated in the 100 years old Utopia house, performing arts’ studio is in Fantasia house, and the gallery in Haihatus house.
Haihatus is located in the countryside in a rural municipality of Joutsa, in the middle of beautiful Finnish lakeland. It is 200 km from Helsinki and the nearest city Jyväskylä is located 70 km away. Joutsa offers good facilities for outdoor activities, free-of-charge gym, village cinema, and all the other town’s services are within a walking or cycling distance.
Next Open Call (for spring season 2024) will open on October!
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The Finnish seasons are diverse, but so unique. What inspires you most?
FALL: October, November
How about enjoying beautiful Finnish countryside? Dipping into clean lake, hiking in the forest nearby, biking and sitting by camp fire through white nights – with new artist friends from around the world? Falling leaves, peaceful darkness, wool socks and cozy nights with candle light. Time to get inspired by the nature!
WINTER: December, January, February (even March)
Unique opportunity to experience Finnish winter! If you are into cold weather, snow and winter scenery (perhaps even skiing, ice-skating or sleighing?), winter is your time to work with us.
SPRING: March, April
Nature is waking up after a long and cold winter, grass gets green and tulips are blossoming. Perfect time for inspiring work period in central Finland!
Haihatus is located in the countryside in a rural municipality of Joutsa. It is 200 km from Helsinki and the nearest city is Jyväskylä located 70 km away. There are good daily coach services and you can reach Joutsa in an hour from Jyväskylä and about three hours from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. There are supermarkets, shops, flea markets, restaurants and cafés, a library, and a twice-a-week cinema in Joutsa. The nature is beautiful, and the seasonal changes are outstanding. Outdoor facilities are very good with many lakes and forests and providing great seasonal activities such as swimming, ice skating, and skiing.
Disciplines, facilities and work equipment
We welcome all art disciplines and our facilities are suitable for all your needs. Residents use mainly their own materials and equipment but there are also some materials and tools for joint use. The performing arts’ studio is equipped with for example dance mats and music instruments. We also provide free Wi-Fi, printer, two projectors, media players, screens, two guitars, Hammond, PA system, microphone etc. The house artists advice and help in any ways needed.
There are six 10-60 m2 studios to work or practise in, a room for performing, a dwelling, a sauna, a gallery house, and a house for art events. Residency is situated in the Utopia house, performing arts’ studio is in Fantasia house, and the gallery in Haihatus house. All three houses are available for use for resident artists.
The living spaces are in Utopia house. There are 6 bedrooms (17-23m2) with one or two beds, and they all have a small kitchenette with cutlery. Toilets and showers are shared with others in common spaces. Common spaces also include bigger, joint kitchen, living space, sauna, laundry room, Haihatus house, Fantasia house, and a large yard.
Two cats, Korhonen and Räisänen are freely purring all over the house, which might the allergic ones be good to be aware of! Here’s also half-time living a friendly dog, Renttu.
Residency fee 2023-24
550 euro / per month / Single room
900 euro / Double room
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Besides the private bedroom with kitchenette, the price includes studios, common spaces, and some supplies and materials for art making. Rooms are fully furnished including linen and towels.T ravel and living expenses are not included.
Approved residents are charged 100€ deposit per reservation. Rest of the payment is due the 10th of the month preceding arrival, so if your residency starts in June, the payment is due 10th of May.
The residency fee covers the following:
-private bedroom and kitchenette (including linen and towels)
-use of multiple studio spaces, including performance and music studio space
-use of art material in the Haihatus collection
-use of a large range of hand tools and power tools
-access to all common areas and Haihatus gallery
Expectations and possibilities
Each applicant is personally responsible for ensuring that all necessary travel, health, personal property, and other insurance policies as well as travel documents are up to date.
Artists have the possibility to arrange workshops and happenings to present their art during the residency. All residence artists are welcome to take part in Haihatus “Fantastiset iltamat” -event series that include exhibitions, music, circus, performance….