Call for applications: SUMU media art residence in Turku, Finland – deadline 30 September 2009


Arte Association’s Artists’ Residency SUMU offers one- to three-month residencies in 2010 to new media artists, working in the intersection of new technologies and contemporary art.

The residence is located in Turku, in the Southwestern coast of Finland. Artists are provided with free accommodation and studio, and a possibility of exhibiting their work either in Sumu’s studio which is adjoined to Arte’s gallery Titanik, or on Sumu’s website. The artists must fund all their living expenses including food and transportation. Arte can help the artists with material costs up to 200 euros depending on the application.

More information:


Please prepare an individual submission, including:
-project plan (short, clear & realistic, max one page)
-short artists statement (max one page)
-CV (max one page)
-DVD / CD including a maximum of 10 minutes worth of samples in PC format
-samples of recent work as print-outs (3 – 5 pieces)

The submissions will not be returned. E-mail or internet applications are not accepted, only submissions sent by mail are processed. Deadline 30th of September is a postmark date.

The proposal can also include an exhibition either in the studio space or on our
website at the end of the residency.

Deadline September 30th, 2009 (postmark).

Session dates: From July 11th to December 31st, 2010.


We will invite 2-4 artists for 1 or 2 months residency periods from the Nordic countries in addition to our normal residencies during 2010. This Nordic program is sponsored by KulturKontakt Nord. Artists, who were born or live in the Nordic countries, can send us their applications and project plans for whole year of 2010 by 30th September 2009. The stipend includes accommodation, work space, daily allowance, material money and travelling costs within reasonable limits. See the application requirements above.


For further information please visit our website, or Res Artis
website,, or contact:

Please send your completed submission by mail to:
Gallery Titanik / Sumu
Itäinen Rantakatu 8
20700 Turku

Paula Väinämö
Residencies Coordinator, Arte
tel. +358 2 2338 372