Comics Residence 2019


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Application Deadline: July 29th 2019

Oulu Comics Center announces an Open Call for Comic Artists to apply. The Comics residency takes place in Northern Finland, Liminka. The residency programme is organized in collaboration with Oulu Comics Center and Liminka School of Arts.

The Oulu Comics Center was founded in 2014. The Center has panels for every day to look, to read, to borrow, to buy and to draw. In the Comics Library, Sarjasto, you can experience panel filled moments and marvel on the spot or borrow and take home. The Oulu Comics Festival fills the city with panels once again in 22.-24.11.2019. The festival is the largest annual comics event in the arctic region. We are located in the city of Oulu with a population of 200,000.

The residency is located in a small town in Northern Finland, Liminka, 30 kilometers South from the City of Oulu. Liminka School of Arts is the oldest community college in Finland, founded in 1966. Adult students can choose to study in one of the departments, these are fine arts (painting, printmaking, sculpting), comics and animation, and free-form studies for more advanced.

We expect the residencial artist to keep a five day workshop and a open lecture at Liminka School of Arts during the residency period. Also at the Oulu Comics Festival we expect the artist to provide a 45 minute lecture.

We are looking for a Comics artist who is committed to teach and has background with teaching. Recidencial artist is of course supported by standing teachers of the school.

We also offer a fine exhibition space for your artworks. Exhibition is part of Oulu Comics Festival and located in Cultural Centre Valve.


Duration of the Residency

October 1 – November 30 2019 (1.10.-30.11.2019)


What we offer

-Fee of 800 euros
-Breakfast and lunch during the School days in Liminka Shool of Arts
-Free Studio for different medias, printmaking, sculpting, animation…
-Local bus card to travel between Oulu and Liminka
-Exhibition space at Cultural Centre Valve

How To apply

The application MUST include

-Letter of intent
-Documentation of up to five previous works (Please note, that application materials will not be returned to the sender.)

Send your physical application by mail to:
Oulu Comics Center
P.O. Box 42
90015 City of Oulu

Or use e-mail:

We will notify you by email once your residency proposal has been reviewed

Residence is supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

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