Residence Activity and Internationality in Art

Wed 22.1. Time 10.00 - 16.00

Art Center Ahjo, Kirkkokatu 23

Joensuu, Finland

The Artists' Association of Joensuu organizes in collaboration with the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) a seminar of Residency and Internationality in Art on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The event will take place in Art Center Ahjo, Joensuu.

The seminar deals with the residencies and internationality of artists, with a regional focus. The purpose of the seminar is to look at the activities of residency and artists from the perspective of internationalization.

What is the significance of internationality in residency, how is it considered in the activity, what are the effects of an international residency artist locally? To work internationally as an artist, what opportunities and what it means in Eastern Finland.

The aim of the seminar is to reveal the impacts and tools of internationalization. It is also interesting to hear how internationalization is taking place in Vilnius and Petrozavodsk.



9.30 - 10




Opening of the seminar


10.10 - 10.40  

Painting, a way inside and out

Ville Löppönen, Painter, Joensuu, Finland


10.40- 11.10   

Karelian art residence (AiR Karelia)                          

Varvara Feklistova, Lead specialist of Project KA 3002, Implementation Department of the State Budgetary Institution Tourist Information Centre of the Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk, Russia


11.10 - 11.35  

Case Kanttila

Anja Lappi, Creative Manager, Anya Pro, House of Minna Canth, Kuopio, Finland


11.35 - 11.50   

Old Mine Residency, Outokumpu, North Karelia

Ulrika Vilke, Managing director, Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland, will briefly present the activities and future goals of the new residency programme organized by the City of Outokumpu. Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland ITAK is the principal partner of the residency and Vilke is a member of the executive team.


12.00 - 13.00  

Lunch (at own expense)


13.00 - 13.40  

Kolin Ryynänen Artist Residency

Satu Naumanen, Member of the residency team and secretary of the Cultural Society, Art Residence Kolin Ryynänen/Koli Cultural Society 

Review of the project in North Karelia and music performance

Spencer Hargreaves, Artist, USA


13.40 - 14.15  

Experiences in international artistic work: what are the opportunities and how is it meaningful?

Tuomas Ollikainen, Sculptor and sound artist, Joensuu, Finland





14.30 - 15.00  

Rupert Residency

Kotryna Markevičiūtė, Coordinating curator, Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania


15.00 - 15.30  

Cases of international visual art productions

Merja Briñón, Executive director, Helsinki Artists’ Association, Finland


15.30 - 16.00  

Event Conclusion / Summary                


Free entry


More information: 

Main organiser: Artists' Association of Joensuu

Partners: Arts Promotion Centre Finland

Red wooden house in winter landscape. There is a sign on the wall that says Kolin Ryynänen.
Artist residence Kolin Ryynänen, Koli, North Karelia, Finland