The program has brought Loviisa embryonic artists and stars with international reputations - painters, designers, professors, poets, composers, sound and circusartists, researchers, art philosopher etc... Variety has helped bring down the barriers between different art forms and, in fact, diversity has fitted the caracter of the pilot project rather well. A good deal of work has gone into expanding artists exchanges, while discourse and a positive image have been developed as extra bonus.
It was established in 1994 by four local professional artist and today run part of the town´s international cultural activities. The residency is targeted particularly at Baltic and Nordic artists. The programme has held dozens of exhibitions, lectures and similar events in Loviisa and the surrounding region.
Image: A wooden sculpture, h. 2,5 m (1995) by Ekke Väli, Estonia
Click the Artist on foreing land (pdf):
Click the list of artists between 1995–2021 (pdf):