Open Call, Comic Artists in Residency Program, Liminka School of Arts (FINLAND)

Oulu Comics Center announces an Open Call for Comic Artists to apply the Comics residency in Northern Finland, Liminka. The residency programme is organised for the first time together with Oulu Comics Center and Liminka School of Arts. The residency is located in a small town in Northern Finland, Liminka, 30 kilometers to South from the City of Oulu. Liminka School of Arts is the oldest community college in Finland, founded in 1966. Students can choose classes from comics and fine art department to sculpturing. Liminka School of Arts is also launching theatre department in autumn 2017. 2017-04-18 11.01.15 Liminka School of Arts provides to the resident accommodation in a community apartments with a single room (10-15 m²), a large-scale of studios from drawing to sculpturing, and free participation to the weekend art classes during the residency period. Resident is justifield to buy low cost art equipments from the art store located in Liminka School of Arts. 2017-04-18 11.03.42 2017-04-18 11.06.19 2017-04-18 11.07.46 Oulu Comics Center provides free travels and local buss card to the resident and an exhibition at the Oulu Museum of Arts OMA as a part of Comics Effects exhibition held in 2.12.2017-8.1.2018. During the stay we would like to encourage the artist to draw a comics with a theme of Finland by the view of the artist. Oulu Comics Centre is ready to publish a small comics of resident with a theme of Finland. We expect the resident to keep a four day workshop and open lecture at Liminka School of Arts during the residency period and one open lecture of two hours at the School of Arts. Also at the Oulu Comics Festival we expect the artist to provide a 45 minute lecture. Residence is supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Location: Arvolankuja , 91900 Liminka, Finland Application Deadline: July 31 2017 Duration: October 5 – December 5 2017 (5.10.-5.12.2017) Guidelines We are looking for a Comics artist who is committed to teach Eligibility Background with teaching

What we offer
  • Fee of 800 euros per month (total 1600 euros)
  • Travels
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and lunch during the School days in Liminka Shool of Arts
  • Free Studio from visual arts to sculpturing
  • Local buss card to travel between Oulu and Liminka
  • Exhibition at Oulu Museum of Arts OMA
  • Publication with a theme of Finland

How To apply

  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  •  Documentation of up to five previous works

Please note, that application materials will not be returned to the sender. Final step Send your physical application by mail to: Oulu Comics Center P.O. Box 42 90015 City of Oulu Finland Or e-mail: sarjakuvaoulu@gmail.com We will notify you by email once your residency proposal has been reviewed.

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