Kristinestad Artists' Residency is a non-profit and artist/volunteer run organisation, anchored in the community of Kristinestad on the Finnish West coast. The residency programme is offered by the association Yelema in cooperation with the municipal cultural affairs office, the local art association Spectra and crafts association Hemslöjdsföreningen.

We would like to encourage reflection on issues and practices that are central to the local and Finnish context. We particularly welcome practitioners in visual arts, craft and design but also, for instance, musicians, writers and researchers.

Ongoing Summer of 2022: our White Nights' Residency and the 'Fotosommar/Valokuvan kesä' season for alternative photography. For 2023, residency dates have not been set yet. We will publish a call in late July. Please do not send us any applications or proposals until then.

See our artists and projects of 2018 and 2019 here.