The Serlachius residency is a residency studio maintained by Serlachius Museums and Mänttä Art Festival and aimed for creative professionals working in the field of visual arts.
The aim of the residency is to create new connections between artists, researchers and curators. In addition to studio and housing, the residency offers contacts with local art professionals and possibilities for community-based projects of with people of Mänttä.
Housing for the residency is located in the culturally and historically valued park milieu on the lake Melasjärvi. Besides housing, guests at residency can enjoy working facilities of the Art Nouveau style building, Aleksanterin linna located alongside Serlachius Museum Gustaf. Read more!
Residency applications must be submitted via an online application form. The application period opens on 1 February and closes on 28 February 2019. Residencies are intended for creative professionals working in the field of art, such as artists, art historians, researchers or curators. Residency applications can be submitted by individuals for private work. Teams and groups of artists can also apply for a residency. During a residency individuals can concentrate on their own creative process, but a residency also provides an opportunity to interact with local people, visitors and the staff of Mänttä's art institutions. Read more!