The Arts Residency OUR AIR, is located in a peaceful rural milieu, close to nature, in between Jakobstad and Nykarleby, in Western Finland.

The residency is intended for individual professional artists of all disciplines and all nationalities, and anyone who’s creative, adventurous, and willing to come to Ostrobothnia to create new bodies of work that are informed by their experience here. During the residencies artists get the opportunity to deepen their artistic practice, explore different themes and develop new ideas and works. OUR AIR offers an excellent opportunity to focus undisturbed on creative work in the scenic surroundings of Ostrobothnia, as well as opportunities for interaction with other resident artists.

The Artist-in-Residency program is run by Anneli, Jukka and Rita. Our aim is to reach out to the general public to incite cultural dialogue in the field of contemporary art and the current society.


OUR AIR have got support from
Arts Council of Ostrobothnia, Harry Schaumans Stiftelse, Finnish Cultural Foundation,
Central Ostrobothnia Regional Fund, Institut Français, Konstsamfundet, KulturÖsterbotten,
Otto A. Malm Foundation, Stiftelsen Emilie och Rudolf Gesellius fond Svenska Kulturfonden
and William Thurings Stiftelse

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Österbottens Tidning June 26th 2024
Pietarsaaren Sanomat June 19th 2024
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Pietarsaaren Sanomat July 20th 2022
Österbottens Tidning August 6th 2022

La Strada, Body Art June 2022
Österbottens Tidning May 13th 2022
Radio Vega, Österbotten May 20th 2022
Institut Français Finlande May 5th 2022