It is an inspiring place to produce original work and collaborate with other energetic and ambitious artists & creative professionals. We are place that encourages experimentation and innovation - a place that also gives voice to works that otherwise have nowhere else to be produced or displayed.
There are lots of opportunities to connect with the locals and get plugged into the contemporary art scene in Finland.
Besides fostering creativity, we also value partnering with established institutions and influential figures to create a rich network for artists to be embedded into. Our foreign collaborators around the world value the selected group of Arteles artists and are willing to offer working possibilities for fresh inspiring projects and new creative people.
We see relationships with artists as ongoing and continue to work with you even after you leave. We have new refurnished living and studio spaces which are designed to support creative activities and social exchanges.
You are also welcome to experience the extraordinary nature of Hämeenkyrő Finland (European Union Landscape Award in 2009) where you can soak in the fresh air, go for wandering walks in the deep forests, swimming in the many lakes nearby, go skiing and skating at winter time, do guided hiking and trekking trips in the nearby nature or have daily relaxing in a traditional wood-fire sauna. And If you get lucky, you can even get to know the fascinating and rich old culture of Finland viewed through the Kalevala Epic, full of trolls, witches, myths and its inherent ties with nature.