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Artist in Residence

The Aboa Vetus Ars Nova Museum offers an Artist in Residence program in Turku, Finland. The museum focuses on the cultural heritage of medieval Finland as well as that of contemporary art.

The artist is provided a working space free of charge. The period of residence can vary from three to eight months according to the residence application.

The working space is 35 m² and is located approx. 3 km from the centre of Turku in a building completed in 2010. The artist pays for working materials, maintenance and travel expenses. The studio/working space is not suitable for metal sculpting or development of analog photography.

Each year upon invitation one artist in residence is offered an opportunity to exhibit works in the museum’s Takkahuone Gallery (26m²). The duration of the exhibition is 1 to 3 months.

For the duration of the program, it is possible to rent an apartment in the same building where the studio/working space is located.

Artists in residence


Written applications may be sent throughout the year. At the moment, all artist-in-residence programs are filled until the end of 2022.

Residency programs are applied  digitally ( In the application the applicant should state: preferable residency period, the art discipline, a working plan and contact information. All media material and pictures should be delivered as links.


Artists are selected for the Artist in Residence program based on their applications. The selection is made by the Museum Director and the Museum Curator. The selected artist will be informed personally as Aboa Vetus Ars Nova Museum will reply to the artist within 3 months of receiving the application.

More information

Niina Tanskanen
Museum Curator
Tel. 040 585 4499 (weekdays  9 am.–4 pm.)