The Serlachius residency is a residency studio maintained by Serlachius Museums and Mänttä Art Festival and aimed for creative professionals working in the field of visual arts. 20–30 artists or groups of artists work at the residency annually. Around half of the residency guests are foreign and half are Finnish.
The aim of the residency is to create new connections between artists, researchers and curators. In addition to studio and housing, the residency offers contacts with local art professionals and possibilities for community-based projects of with people of Mänttä.
Accommodation for residency guests is provided in Einola house, in the beautiful park milieu of Serlachius Museum Gösta. The working and exhibition premises are in Aleksanterin linna, an Art Nouveau building located next to Serlachius Museum Gustaf in the centre of Mänttä, around three kilometres away from Einola house. Residency guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements as well as their working and living costs during the residency period. Families may also apply to the residency. Read more!
Residency applications must be submitted via an online application form. Residencies are intended for creative professionals working in the field of art, such as artists, art historians, researchers or curators. Residency applications can be submitted by individuals for private work. Teams and groups of artists can also apply for a residency. During a residency individuals can concentrate on their own creative process, but a residency also provides an opportunity to interact with local people, visitors and the staff of Mänttä's art institutions. Read more!