The residence is located on the Western River Bank of the Porvoo River in the Culture and Congress Center Art Factory. Approximately 20 artists and creatives work in the building.

The residence consists of a work space and living space. The flat (open kitchen, bedroom, bathroom/shower) has a floor area of 56 m², and the work space with a high ceiling has a floor area of 35 m². The fee for the space is 50 euros per week, or 200 euros per month. The rent includes bed linens and towels.

The length of the residency can be agreed based on the artistic plan for the residency. The residency may last 1–6 months. Requests for shorter visits are also taken into consideration.

The residency, established in the autumn of 2018, is maintained by the cultural services of the City of Porvoo. The artist-in-residency is supported by the Art Factory Foundation.


Applications can be submitted at any time, and representatives from various fields of art and culture may apply. The objective of the artist-in-residence programme is to strengthen the existing national and international networks and create new connections and communal projects to benefit local artists and cultural operators as well as residents.

The free-form application must specify the desired length of the residency, field of activity and work schedule, as well as the contact details for the applicant. Material from the applicant’s body of work must be attached to the application.

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Cultural services will select the artists-in-residency based on applications.

For further information, please contact Head of Cultural Services Susann Hartman, tel. +358 40 550 4527, or Exhibition Coordinator Henrik Lindqvist, tel. +358 40 489 1610,