WELCOME TO THE VANHA PAUKKU ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM’S WEBSITES

Our mission for the Vanha Paukku artist residency program is to provide each artist with a quality experience and an opportunity to concentrate on their work and to develop themselves as artists. Our residency operates in the Vanha Paukku Cultural Centre. Collaborations with local artists, professionals and institutes in the area are possible.

WHO WE ARE

Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku is an art and culture center located in Lapua, Finland. We welcome artists from all disciplines to join our residency. Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku is a center for culture and entrepreneurship unique both by its surroundings as well by its history.

The center is located next to the Lapuanjoki-river, and it is developed from old factory buildings. The area has now several galleries and museums, the town library, shops and offices as well as a cafeteria, a movie theatre, the Music Institute, the Adult Education Centre and the Lyijylanka – creative community. All functioning within the premises. During the summer, there is also a river boat that takes its passengers on a cruise through the history and the surroundings of the area. The cultural center is established in 1997. The artist residency program has started in 2015.

ABOUT LAPUA

Lapua is a small city of 14 500 residents. We have peaceful atmosphere and beautiful nature around us. We offer international artist quietude to work with creativity that follows living in this serene environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASUNNOT JA TYÖTILAT

Taiteilijaresidenssimme sisältää kaksi asuntoa 400 metrin päässä Kulttuurikeskus Vanha Paukusta. Toinen asunnoista on yksiö ja toinen kaksio. Yksiö sisältää huoneen parisängyllä, vessan, keittiön ja saunatilat. Kaksiossa on yksi makuuhuone parisängyllä, olohuone parisängyllä varustettuna, keittiö ja kylpyhuone. Majoitamme perheitä ja taiteilijaryhmiä isompaan asuntoon ja yksittäisiä taiteilijoita pienempään asuntoon.

Molemmat asunnot sisältävät sohvan, nojatuolin, keittiöpöydän tuoleineen, lipaston, pesukoneen ja tarvittavat keittiövälineet. Tarjoamme taiteilijoillemme myös lakanat, pyyhkeet ja siivousvälineet. Lemmikit ovat tervetulleita asuntoihimme.

Taiteilijoiden työtilat sijaitsevat Kulttuurikeskus Vanha Paukussa, Luovan yhteisön Lyijylankaosasto-rakennuksessa. Rakennukseen kuuluuvat alakerran toimistotilat sekä yläkerran jaettu studiotila. Taiteilijoillamme on vapaa pääsy työtiloihin ympäri vuorokauden. Me pystymme tarvittaessa järjestämään taiteilijoillemme myös tanssiin, teatteriin ja performansseihin soveltuvia työtiloja.

INTERNET: Asunnoista sekä työtiloista löytyy WiFi-yhteys.

MITÄ TAITEILIJAN KANNATTAA TUODA MUKANAAN?

Taiteilijan kannattaa tuoda mukanaan henkilökohtaiset hygieniatarvikkeet, erityiset ruuanlaittovälineet ja muut henkilökohtaiset tarvikkeet. Myös tarvittavat työskentelyvälineet, -tarvikkeet sekä materiaalit taiteilija hoitaa itse. Jos erityisten työskentelytarvikkeiden kuljetus Lapualle on mahdotonta, läheisistä kaupungeista löytyy taidekauppoja.

HOUSING AND WORKSPACE

Our artist residency program offers two apartments about 400 meters from the Cultural Center Vanha Paukku. We have one smaller apartment and a bigger duplex apartment. The smaller apartment has one room with a double bed, toilet, kitchen and a sauna with shower. The bigger apartment has one bedroom with a double bed and a living room also equipped with a double bed, kitchen, toilet and shower. We prefer to house families and groups in the bigger apartment.

Both apartments have a sofa, a table with chairs, arm chairs, a cupboard or drawer, washing machine and all needed kitchen utensils. We also provide our artist with bed linen, sheets, towels and cleaning equipment. Pets are welcome at our residency.

The workspace is located at the Cultural Center in the Creative Community’s shared artist space. Our artists have 24h access to the studio. We can also arrange dance studio or theatre space if needed, and also a more private working space suitable for film editors or writing in the Lyijylanka – Creative Community’s downstairs.

INTERNET ACCESS: We have an internet connection (WiFi) at both; the apartments and the studio space.

WHAT THE ARTIST SHOULD BRING?

Their own toiletries, specific cooking stuff they can’t live without. All necessary studio tools and supplies. If special tools are needed or difficult to bring, there are art stores cities nearby.

OPEN CALL FOR VANHA PAUKKU ARTIST RESIDENCY & MAKERS’ GALLERY!

We are looking for an artist, artist couple or group to join our residency program in Lapua for 1 October – 30 November 2022, this residency period includes an exhibition at Makers’ Gallery in Vaasa, 8 November – 27 November 2022.

We are primarily looking for visual artists who will work and prepare for the exhibition first at the Vanha Paukku artist residency for roughly a 1 month period in the residency. After this the finished exhibition will be on display for three weeks at Makers ’Gallery. The artist pays the participation fee for the residency for two months and the rent for the exhibition space for three weeks. It would be preferable for the artist to have an exhibition concept well thought out when applying. This program enables great visibility in the Finnish art field. 

When calculating the costs for the program, the applicant must take into account the participation fees for the two-month residency program (€ 400 x 2 months), gallery rent (€ 900 incl. VAT) and possible travel and transport costs between Vaasa and Lapua (approx. € 200). 

If more than one artist is selected for this program, the gallery fee will be divided among them. Also accommodation arrangements can be made to share costs between several artists.

Residency fee includes housing and the use of our facilities. The residency coordinator is also available to help with possible collaborations or workshops. Our residency includes a shared working space with 24 h access. 

We are located in Lapua, Western Finland, a small rural town where you can enjoy the clean air and surrounding nature, solitude in a quiet and beautiful soundscape. Our residency is located in the very charming and inspiring Art and Culture Centre Vanha Paukku, an old cartridge factory unique both by its surroundings as well by its history. The Cultural Centre houses museums, art galleries, an art school, a community school, a music institute, the town library and several businesses. 

Our residency programme offers its artists an opportunity to have a break from their daily lives and focus only on making new artwork. We pride ourselves with space, easy living, peace and quiet, clean nature and safety. Our residency programme offers its artists a perfect place to make art with time and devotion and enjoy the creative and inspiring environment and its wonderful people.

Our artist residency program offers apartments about 400 metres from the Cultural Centre and a workspace in the shared studio of the Creative Community in the heart of the Culture Centre. The city has perfect train connections to the bigger northern (Oulu and Rovaniemi) and southern (Tampere and Helsinki) cities of Finland.

Makers ’Gallery is a new art gallery and event space in Vaasa. The gallery offers a good space and an opportunity for contemporary art to be seen in Vaasa. The gallery is open to all genres of contemporary visual art, both well-known and new artists. Vaasa is the largest city in this region and you can get there from Lapua by train or bus.

To apply please send your bio, CV, samples of your work and your work plan to our mail: artist.residency@lapua.fi 

See more info on how to apply from our website:

www.vanhapaukku.fi/palvelut/artistresidency 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9eyKxM4I_Q

 

HOW TO GET HERE:

By car from Helsinki: Finnish national road 3 from Helsinki via Tampere to Vaasa takes you to Lapua. Use the postal code 62100 on your sat nav.

By train: there is a train station in Lapua and a more active one in Seinäjoki (25 km from Lapua). You can take a train to Lapua from all the major cities in Finland and from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Train tickets can be purchased online. The pick up fee from Seinäjoki to Lapua is 20 €.

By bus: the bus connections to Lapua or Seinäjoki can be checked online.

AIRPORTS:

The nearest airport is Vaasa airport, it is about 80km from Lapua. The pick-up fee from Vaasa Airport to Lapua is 50 €.

Helsinki-Vantaa airport is the national airport.

CONTACT
artist.residency@lapua.fi

 

THINGS TO DO IN LAPUA

Cultural life in Lapua is rich and diverse. Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku, Simpsiö’s ski resort and the towns museums, galleries, ateliers, theatres, happenings, swimming hall and sport events will keep you active and engaged. Panoramic views of the countryside, rivers and the hill of Simpsiö offers peacefulness of nature for everyone.

Cultural Center Vanha Paukku is a year-round center for the experience of culture. Every week there is a broad range of concerts, lectures, movies, theatre shows and exhibitions. You can view art at the art museum of Lapua, Patruuna-gallery and Ostrobothnia’s photography center. In Vanha Paukku you can also stop to enjoy lunch in the Iso-Prässi restaurant or spend the afternoon in local cafeterias.

Vanha Paukku artist residency program offers also bikes for the artist to use during the stay. By bike you can travel along the river side or ride to the hill of Simpsiö to hike. The artist residency also arranges workshops, happenings and performances.

Find more about things to do in Lapua: www.visitlapua.fi

CONTACT
Vanha Paukku artist residency coordinator
artist.residency@lapua.fi
+358 44 438 4589

 

Flea markets in Lapua:
Sakura flea market: Härsiläntie 14. Open mon-fri 10-18, sat 10-15.
Helluntaiseurakunta flea market: Asemakatu 16. Open mon-fri 9-17, sat 10-14.
Torikirppis: Lassilantie 8. Open wed 10-17, thu-fri 10-15, sat 10-14.

OPEN CALL FOR VANHA PAUKKU ARTIST RESIDENCY IN LAPUA

We are looking artists from abroad to join our program for June, July and August 2021! Our residency programme offers its artist an opportunity to have a break from their daily lives and focus only on making new artwork. We pride ourselves with space, easy living, peace and quiet, clean nature and safety. Our residency programme offers its artist a perfect place to make art with time and devotion and enjoy the creative and inspiring environment and its wonderful people.

Residency slots:
1.6.-31.8.2021, studio apartment, 350€ per month
1.6.-31.8.2021, duplex apartment, 450€ per month

Residency fee includes housing and the use of our facilities. The residency coodinator is also available to help with possible collaborations or workshops. Our residency includes a shared working space with 24 h access.

We are located in Lapua, Western Finland, a small rural town where you can enjoy the clean air and surrounding nature, solitude in a quiet and beautiful soundscape. Our residency is located in the very charming and inspiring Art and Culture Centre Vanha Paukku, an old ammunition factory unique both by its surroundings as well by its history. The Cultural Centre houses museums, art galleries, an art school, a community school, a music institute, the town library and several businesses.

Our artist residency program offers two private apartments about 400 metres from the Cultural Centre and a workspace in the shared studio of the Creative Community in the heart of the Culture Centre. The city has perfect train connections to the bigger northern (Oulu and Rovaniemi) and southern (Tampere and Helsinki) cities of Finland. Welcome!

 

To apply please send your bio, CV, samples of your work and also a preferred month to our mail: artist.residency@lapua.fi

 

 

 

 

 

Vanhan Paukun taiteilijaresidenssi – Vanha Paukku Artist Residency

Tehtävänämme Vanhan Paukun taiteilijaresidenssin toiminnassa on tarjota jokaiselle residenssiohjelmaan hyväksytylle taiteilijalle laadukas residenssikokemus ja mahdollisuus edistää taiteellista työskentelyä rauhallisissa puitteissa. Otamme vastaan taiteilijoita ympäri maailmaa kaikilta taiteen aloilta ja pyrimme tiiviinä yhteisönä tarjoamaan virikkeitä sekä motivaatiota taiteellisen työskentelyn ja henkisen hyvinvoinnin edistämisessä.

KEITÄ ME OLEMME

Kulttuurikeskus Vanha Paukku on taide- ja kulttuurikeskus Lapuan sydämessä. Me toivotamme tervetulleeksi taiteilijoita ympäri maailmaa residenssiohjelmaamme.

Kulttuurikeskus Vanha Paukku on sekä historialtaan että ympäristöltään merkittävä kulttuurin ja yrittäjyyden kehto. Kulttuurikeskus sijaitsee Lapuanjoen varrella vanhassa tehdaskeskittymässä, johon se rakennettiin vuonna 1997. Alueella on useita gallerioita ja museoita, kaupunginkirjasto, putiikkeja ja toimistoja sekä myös ravintoloita, elokuvateatteri, musiikkiopisto, kansalaisopisto ja Lyijylankaosaston luova yhteisö. Kesän aikana myös jokilaiva kuljettaa asiakkaita tutustumaan Lapuan ympäristöön ja historiaan. Vanhan Paukun taiteilijaresidenssin toiminta alkoi vuonna 2015 ja se on tiiviissä yhteiselossa Lyijylankaosaston luovan yhteisön toiminnan kanssa.

LAPUASTA

Lapua on 14 500 asukkaan kaupunki. Pienessä kaupungissamme on rauhallinen ilmapiiri ja meitä ympäröi kaunis luonto. Me tarjoamme kansainvälisille ja kotimaisille taiteilijoille työskentelyrauhaa sekä seesteistä kokemusta residenssiohjelmassamme. Meillä on tilaa ja aikaa luovuudelle.

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Contact: artist.residency@lapua.fi