[artinfo] Silence Awareness Existence residency in Finland in winter 2015-2016

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Fri Mar 13 11:50:10 CET 2015

Silence Awareness Existence

An extreme retreat into existence through art, silence and Finnish nature.

Arteles Creative Center


Periods: 1 or 2 months

When: December 2015 / January / February 2016

Deadline for applications: 15th of April 2015

Retreat into existence

The Finnish winter being famous for its darkness, 
S.A.E offers an extreme retreat into existence 
through art, silence and nature. The program 
brings together creative minds that are 
interested and working around the theme on 
various fields.

The predefined structure of the program is kept 
empty, and more extreme elements can be added to 
it if the residents wish so(e.g limited internet 
access to limit the escapism through web, silent 
(=no speaking) days). Conditions are excellent 
for both collaborating and for concentrating on 
your own work, thinking and being. There is no 
pressure to necessarily produce anything, in case 
you are more into inner development.

Northern experience

The Northern winter is an experience like no 
other. The sun stays low on the horizon, leaving 
the days short with long blue moments and dark 
nights. Snow is likely to cover the grounds, and 
the landscape is very monotone. If you get lucky, 
you can even catch a glimpse of the Northern 
lights. The raw & rural surroundings create an 
ideal setting for personal inner journeys and 

The program is organized by Arteles Creative 
Center, one of the largest and most international 
residency centers in Finland & Scandinavia.

Read more and apply online at:

Arteles Creative Center
Hahmajärventie 26
38490 Haukijärvi

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