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Dozens of professional artists from Finland and abroad visit the residency at the Art Factory each year. Visits are organised through open calls and in cooperation with various organisations. The activities are maintained by the Cultural Services of Porvoo.

The artist residency is located at the Art Factory on the west bank of the Porvoonjoki river. Approximately 20 artists and creatives work in the building. It is also home to Porvoo Art Hall, an art lending service, art and music classrooms, large event spaces, a cinema and restaurants.

The artist-in-residence programme at the Art Factory is an excellent experience for an artist who wants to work and live in an urban environment.

An open call for the residency is held each year in February. The next open call will take place in 2024.

Residency facilities

The residency includes a 56 m2 apartment and a 31 m2 studio.

The apartment includes a bedroom, a small open kitchen, living room and bathroom. The residency is suitable for one person or a couple. The apartment has a double bed (160 cm wide).

The apartment is equipped with an oven, stove, microwave oven, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. There is a water point and desk in the studio. The artist is responsible for materials and supplies.

The Art Factory has WiFi.

The apartment is on two levels and unfortunately not accessible to e.g. wheelchair users.

Residency period

The length of the residency period is 1–3 months. The length of the period is agreed on the basis of the artistic plan submitted by the artist.


The rent for the residency is EUR 400/month. Artists may apply for financial assistance from the Art Factory Foundation for visits exceeding one month.


Cultural Services cooperates with various organisations and associations concerning residency activities. These include Pro Artibus, Artist at Risk and Porvoo Triennial.

Good to know

  • The residency is suitable for 1–2 people.
  • The artist is responsible for travel arrangements and documents.
  • The artist is responsible for cleaning the apartment and the studio.
  • Pets are not allowed. We want to keep the residency suitable for people with allergies.
  • The City does not provide production support for residency projects.
  • Personnel are only on site during office hours. No 24/7 service.

Open call for 2025

The Open Call for the Art Factory Residency is 1.2.-15.3.2024.
To apply, pleas send a plan for your residency, your cv and application form.
Please merge all the files to a single pdf-document.
You can find the application form here.

Please send your application to the following address:

For more inquierys

Henrik Lindqvist