Panu Johansson – artist in residence 2016 supported by TAIKE

Lapland based artist Panu Johansson selected for Berlin Sessions Residency Program with the support of TAIKE-Arts Promotion Center Finland. Berlin Sessions successful partnership with Taike (Arts Promotion Center of Finland) facilitates the artistic exchange between Lapland and the Berlin cultural landscape by giving every year a selected artist the opportunity to spend a limited period…

Artist Norbert Delman selected for WRSW | BRLN Residency 2016

WRSW | BRLN 2016 (Warsaw | Berlin 2016) is a program of three artistic residencies for artists from Berlin in Warsaw, and a Polish artist’s residency in Berlin, developed in cooperation with partner institution – a non-profit organization berlinerpool. The program developed in Warsaw involves also Polish artists, gaining the opportunity to cooperate or realize…

Katariina Angeria

Katariina Angeria (Master in critical media education) is a performing artist, dancer, producer and organizer of cultural activities and artistic projects. For more than 20 years she has been teaching and performing in Finland, especially in Lapland, but also in Sweden, Norway, USA and Brazil. Her speciality is working in unconventional spaces outside mainstream structures and in marginalized communities…

Making a cultural storage for the winter – Lys-Ange LeBlanc

My name is Lys-Ange LeBlanc and I am a french-Canadian multidisciplinary artist currently based in Rovaniemi, Finland since 2012. Biggest city of Lapland, but with only 50 000  people and a home of Santa Claus. I often meet Santa, but my art practice has nothing to do with him or all the reindeers you can…

Seven years of experience in AIR programs – An Interview

Katrina Neumann, the founder of Rate My Artist Residency – an internet forum for sharing best practice examples, opinions, opportunity announcements  – kindly  invited us to an interview. It was an amazing occasion to share our vision of first residency format culturia – research on artistic process in writing practice and video interviews. Answering questions about motivations to start…

Liisa Karintaus

Liisa Karintaus (1977) is a visual artist who lives and works in Rovaniemi, Finland. Her work includes painting, drawing, animation and installation. She handles images with an iconoclastic interest trying to reach concrete matter. Thinking on the animation of works she collects images from different sources, such as memories, art history, internet, old photographs. In…

Why to start partnership?

Berlin has been the heart of international co-operation for Lapland artists for years. Arts Council of Lapland established the first Berlin residency in 2004. The opportunity was very popular during its existence. Unfortunately in 2013 the program was discontinued as part of new policy of Taike (Arts Promotion Center of Finland). Berlin Sessions – Lapland…

Berlin Sessions 2014 – Lapland – Open call

Arts Promotion Center of Finland (Taike) organises an artists’ development session in Berlin this Autumn, together with Culturia artist program. Culturia is a goal oriented artist program based in Berlin and is set as a long term research project on artistic process. The primary focus of culturia is to support and develop a deeper reflection…

Residency living quarters

  The lat is located in the borough of Friedrichshain, situated in the north side of the river Spree, and formerly known as East Berlin. The hosting apartment (160smq) has three individual bedrooms, a bathroom (with shower and bath), separate toilet, living room, kitchen, common working space, dining area and two balconies. Facilities include a…