Over 25 years of international artists in residency activity
The city of Loviisa is located by the sea, only 90 km east of Helsinki. Founded in 1745, on the grounds of the Degerby cavalry estate. Loviisa is today well known for its fortress history as well as for its old wooden houses, shipping, marina and for example Jean Sibelius. The Loviisa Artists’ Studio is the oldest all field of artists in residence program in Finland and it was originally established of the organized by the local professional artists in 1994, from which it has been part of the international cultural activities of the city.
The Artists' Studio is open for the artists of all the fields as well as to the music, writers and art researchers. We are given normally first priority all ways for Baltic and Nordic artists. Artists selected by rotating and independent curators. The residence is free, with little money grant, that the artist may secure well the stay in Loviisa.
The artists can arrange lectures, courses or alternatively donate to the art collection of the town a high-quality work of art which will be placed in official institutions like the town hall, high schools, library or the hospital. The studio activity does not require any obligatory social commitment. The Loviisa Artists' Studio offer the idyll and peace of mind of a small town and the surrounding countryside.
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Loviisa Artists' Studio
Image: Monrepos Loviisa - The Forum Quarter. Painting installation by Ilona Valkonen. ("Little do you know...you opened a new window... for the wind, the sun, hope & freedom."), 168 x 406 cm. See more details from artist and the installation: Monrepos Loviisa