Icelandic Comics Residence at Oulu region 2021

OPEN CALL: Oulu Comics Center invites an Icelandic Illustrators and Comic Artists for a Residency Period in November 2021

Application Deadline: July 31st 2021 (Decisions will be made until Aug 6th 2021)

Oulu Comics Center announces an Open Call for Icelandic Illustrators and 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 tenth Comics Festival fills the city with panels once again in 18.-21.11.2021. 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 give an artist talk at Liminka School of Arts, Liminka library and at the Oulu Comics Festival during the residency period.

We also offer a fine exhibition space for your artworks. Exhibition is part of Oulu Comics Festival.

Duration of the Residency
November 1 – November 30, 2021 (1.11.-30.11.2021)

What we offer

  • Fee of 400 euros
  • Accommodation
  • 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 in Liminka library

How To apply
The application MUST include

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

Send your application by e-mail (The title of the application: Icelandic Comics Residence):

In the arrangements, we follow the Corona recommendations currently in force.

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