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Archipelago Art Residency in Korpo

Dear artist:

The AARK (Archipelago Art Residency in Korpo) is located right by the sea in a small apartment building from the sixties. It is close to the ferry that operates between the islands Korpo and Nauvo and is easily accessible by public transport.

In the other shore, you can see Nauvo and the harbour from where M/S Baldur leaves to the islands in the outer archipelago (Nötö, Aspö, Jurmo & Utö). In the summertime, there is also a small shop and restaurant.

The residency is 10 km away from Korpo church village and 13 km from Nagu church village (+ferry).

Korpo is an island in the middle of the Turku Archipelago, located in S/W of Finland behind 2 ferries and about 1.45 hours by bus from Turku.
Dear artist:

The AARK (Archipelago Art Residency in Korpo) is located right by the sea in a small apartment building from the sixties. It is close to the ferry that operates between the islands Korpo and Nauvo and is easily accessible by public transport.

In the other shore, you can see Nauvo and the harbour from where M/S Baldur leaves to the islands in the outer archipelago (Nötö, Aspö, Jurmo & Utö). In the summertime, there is also a small shop and restaurant.

The residency is 10 km away from Korpo church village and 13 km from Nagu church village (+ferry).

Korpo is an island in the middle of the Turku Archipelago, located in S/W of Finland behind 2 ferries and about 1.45 hours by bus from Turku.

AARK building facade

Small boat by AARK residency sea shore

AARK garden and terrace

View by AARK shoreline

A cargo passing by AARK residency

Aerial view of AARK and the shoreline

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Brief description of  the residency program

We are looking for art professionals from all disciplines for whom nature and the surrounding seaside could be an interesting theme to work on. We offer a space to think and time to develop a new idea – or to continue on a work in progress.
Our environment is a unique archipelago. With the National Parks and the Archipelago Sea Biosphere Reserve, frozen seas, light summer nights, rich birdlife as well as amazing star nights – this place has something to offer around the year: Outer archipelago or the nearby wild forest lake, the seaside is straight outside AARK, passing ships.
AARK can offer a quiet retreat as well as a more social setting depending on the artist’s needs and other art professionals visiting. We organize a weekly informal meeting in the residency. Travel and working plans, questions, dinners and sauna … or just some coffee together.
Our location is by the ferry shore and a small boats dock so there is always some traffic and people around. But at the same time, the house and the archipelago can be very silent during winter months, a perfect environment to focus on your practice.
We encourage a dialogue inside AARK, between both national and international guests as well as a dialogue with local people and the environment.

Spaces
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2020 Fees

There are 4 studio/apartments at AARK
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SeaSide apartments
  • 72m2 / 2 bedrooms, kitchen, wc/shower, live-work living room.
  • Normally 2 artists share one apartment at the same time.
  • 490€/ person 1 month

Sea Studio Living Room

Sea Studio Kitchen

Sea Studio Dinning Table

Sea Studio One of the rooms

Sea Studio Second Room

Sea Studio Entrance

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RETRO SINGLE STUDIO
  • 56m2
  • Ideal for 1 artist who wants more privacy
  • 590€/ person 1 month (+160 additional person)

Airy Single Studio Living Room

Airy Single Studio Living Room

Airy Single Studio Kitchen

Airy Single Studio Room

Airy Single Studio Welcome Note

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AIRY SINGLE STUDIO
  • 56m2
  • Ideal for 1 artist who wants more privacy
  • 590€/ person 1 month (+160 additional person)

Retro Single Studio Living Room and Kitchen

Retro Single Studio Kitchen

Retro Single Studio Bedroom

Retro Single Studio Bedroom

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• There is a sauna and laundry room in the same building.

• All windows on the seaside apartments have sea view where you can see the sea route, cargo ships cross year-round. You will see the yellow ferry 24/7.

• There is A 30m2 rough basement studio for whatever use.

• The artist's families are also welcome! Ask for more info.
When you come to the residency, you are surrounded by the Finnish Archipelago nature: rocky shore, swimming place by the house and forest in the nearby surroundings. You can enjoy these views 100m from the house.
AARK shoreline drone viewaark beach

Applications

• You can apply for the residency any time.

• We also do open calls 2-3 times a year.

• To apply, prepare your files and send us the following information by filling the formulary:
~ Link to your webpage or low-resolution PDF
~ CV including the year of birth, nationality and home address.
~ Intended time for the residency. Please notice that we normally work in full calendar months with residencies of between 1 to 3 months (exceptionally we can consider residencies of 1 or 2 weeks).
~ Motivation letter about your expectations for the residency.

Quite simple ah! Apply now.

* Be aware that a 150€ confirmation payment shall be paid soon after approval.
The application form does not show in mobile version, please use a computer or a tablet in order to apply. 

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Supporters
~ AARK is a non-profit, artist-run, independent association run by a small family team. We cooperate with local people and professional artists.
~ The residency was founded by the couple: contemporary artist Renja Leino and her husband  Bengt Andersson.
~ Renja is the artistic director/coordinator for AARK.

Would you like to support us?

  • Bank: Nauvon OP
  • Address: SOMMARTORGET 1, 21660 NAUVO, Finland
  • Account Number: FI40 5560 0920 0269 61
  • BIC OKOYFIHH

Or write us an email to [email protected]

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Rena Leino
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Wepbage created by Ubuntu Productions (Korpo)
Most of the pictures by Renja Leino  |  Drone and pictures of the studios by Ubuntu Productions (Korpo)
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