CULTURE HOUSE & RESIDENCY
Culture House & Residency
A cosy home-like combination of artist residency and shared work space. Residency situates in the peaceful and clean Hailuoto island in the Gulf of Bothnia. We warmly welcome artists and other creatives to the residency in the heart of the remoted village.
Forest: 50m | Bird watching tower: 1 km | Beach: 8 km | Light house: 8 km | Grocery stores: 150 m | Brewery & Cosy bar 100m | Summer Gallery & Cafe 100m
The house was originally build in the 1930’s and it was carefully renovated with attention to every detail before opening the residency summer 2017. The house is protected by the Finnish Heritage Agency and has served in the past as temporary labour hospital autumn 1945, health center and nursery.
Head of Creative: Aki Roukala (photographer-artist-manager)
Producer: Sanna Roukala (producer-journalist)
Hailuoto is the largest island in the Bothnian Bay and well-known for it’s unique wilderness and national landscape. The island is characterized by pines, sandy dunes and traditonal red wooden buildings and small fishing villages. Hailuoto has only 1000 inhabitants (and about 350 mooses in the yearly countings). The island’s nature is very clean and peaceful with four clear seasons. Hailuoto is popular destination to the bird watchers. The ferry travels once per hour to the Hailuoto from the mainland. During the coldest winter season official ice-road on the sea is used. Hailuoto has a long history of artist both living and visiting the island.
From the Oulu airport there is no straight connection to the Hailuoto-ferry. From the airport travels bus regurarly to the city of Oulu. From Oulu the bus number 59 leaves to Hailuoto twice per day. Hailuoto bus leaves from the Oulu main bus station at 9:00 am and 4:10 pm on weekdays. The travel takes 1 ½ hour including 25 minutes ferry trip. The bus 59 only accepts cash.
Other option is to take taxi from the airport to the ferry and the residency staff will pick the guest up from the Hailuoto port.
When arriving by car take the guest line in the Oulunsalo ferry-port. The Hailuoto ferry is free of charge.
The Culture house Päiväkoti has been supported by Leader Nouseva rannikkoseutu.
Downstairs Open Work Space
Downstairs of the house is open work space both for the residency guests as well as few local artists. Well-equipped common kitchen situates downstairs (note: meals are not included in the residency stay). Work space includes very fast and efficient free wi-fi.
Dowstairs Meeting room
Serves as free work space for the residency guests. Can also be booked for meetings/workshop’s/small happenings. The possible private reservations will be marked to the kitchen’s chalkboard.
Traditional Finnish Sauna
Almost 100 year old wooden sauna stands in the yard. The sauna is free to use for the residency guests. Sauna stove and washing water is heated by wood. The washing-water is carried by hand.
Residency is open for the artists and other creatives like graphic designers, journalists, illustrators, photographers, curators etc. The house has two spacious (45m2) residency rooms called Novel and Nocturne. The residency rooms are upstairs with shared bathroom.
The World’s smallest studio for singer-songwriters and individual sound artists situates also upstairs. Free use (unprompted) of the studio includes to the residency fee.
Downstairs has well-equipped kitchen and shared work space.
Spacious Nocturne has artisan-made work table and comfortable office chair + saddle chair. Room is decorated with athmospheric floral wallpaper by Klaus Haapaniemi. The futon bed, blanket and pillows are made from the ecological and breathing cotton and wool by traditional Finnish family company Porin Villa ja Peite. The room has cosy hammock for daily relaxation. Linen and towels are included. Very fast wi-fi. Residency has little bookshelf downstairs with classic and topical Finnish literature.
Charming room with tender flower design by Klaus Haapaniemi. Novel has artisan-made work table and comfortable office chair (+ saddle chair on request). Room is decorated with athmospheric floral wallpaper by Klaus Haapaniemi. The futon bed, blanket and pillows are made from the ecological and breathing cotton and wool by traditional Finnish family company Porin Villa ja Peite. The room has cosy hammock for daily relaxation. Linen and towels are included. Very fast wi-fi. Residency has little bookshelf downstairs with classic and topical Finnish literature.
How To Apply
The residency works two ways. We are open for artists year around. The residency is not cost-free (unless there is open call for special program). Outside Open call program the fees vary upon the duration of the stay: 220€/week, 350€/2weeks and 500€/month. (Note that when work pair is staying in the same room there is 30€ extra cost per week).
The fee includes private room with shared bathroom and linen + towels. Free use of the shared workspace downstairs, sauna and Pelago bicycles. The cleaning when leaving is included in the fee. Please note that the travels, food and supplies are also paid by artist.
Please apply by sending your CV/porfolio and workplan for the residency period by e-mail: email@example.com
Remember to inform the period you are applying for the residency. Fridays are the arriving dates.
The selection of the artists will be made by the staff.
When applying through possible open call program the artist will work in co-operation with the community for example by workshops and exhibitions. When applying outside the open call program expectations for the artists are not mandatory but can be anything from presentation to leading work shop.
WORLD’S SMALLEST STUDIO
World’s smallest studio is very svery mall but cosy studio room with necessery equipments for high quality recording. Optimated for singer-songwriters and individual sound artists. Maximum capacity 2 persons. Use of the studio is cost-free for the residency guests. Studio does not have staff.
– iMac 27″ 5K 3,3
– Pro Tools 12
– Universal Audio Apollo 8 audio interface
– Kajaani UT MIX 12 channel
– AKG c414 XLII microphones
– Genelec 8030A speakers
Free use of the studio for our residency guests. Otherwise 100€/day. Please note that there is no technical staff.
puh. 040 041 7756
You can reach us by phone from Monday till Friday at 10:00 – 14:00.
At other times you can reach us by e-mail.