OPEN CALL: MUU Artists-in-Residency in Helsinki for Sound Artists

OPEN CALL: MUU Artists-in-Residency in Helsinki for Sound Artists


Produced by the Artists’ Association MUU / Sound Art Bank


The duration of the residency is one-month at Tapiola Guest Studio, located in Espoo, about 8 km from the city centre of Helsinki. The residency is located in a park-like setting just beside the sea. The studio has a total area of 83 m2, plus a living balcony of 15 m2.

Residency time is August 1-27, 2015.

The residency is organised by the Artists’ Association MUU in cooperation with The Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation.

Brief description of the residency program

MUU residency program gives the selected artist a place where they can develop ideas, experiments and produce new works. The housing at Tapiola Guest Studio (address Nallenpolku 1, 02100 Espoo) is for free. The resident artist is invited to work at MUU Media Base (Lönnrotinkatu 33, Helsinki).

MUU residency program stimulates a cultural exchange between residents and local artists. There is an active and lively sound art community in Helsinki. MUU is collaborating with different sound art spaces, such as:
Akusmata Sound Art Gallery
a listening room
Third Space
Äänigalleria Vuorikaiku

August is a very active cultural month in Helsinki, with big events such as Night of the Arts, the Helsinki Festival, Contemporary Folk Music Festival Etno-Espa, the Urban Music and Culture Event Flow Festival and Viapori Jazz. It is a perfect time to be in Helsinki.

The residency offers
-studio and housing
-working possibility in MUU Media Base
-presentation of the art work (artist talk, concert, installation, net radio program, publication)
-publicity work for the event
-small fee and small material costs
-local travels between Helsinki and Espoo

Expenses paid by artist
-travels to and from Helsinki, Finland
-food and other everyday necessities

The residency is planned and curated by Timo Soppela and Rita Leppiniemi / Artists’ Association MUU.


Do NOT send audio or video files by email as attachments!

You may send your application and any audio or video files also by post (see address below). Don’t forget to print out and include the application form!

NOTE: If you wish to have your material returned (sent by post), please enclose a self-addressed envelope + postage costs. Please do not send master disks, as we cannot accept any liability for loss or damage.

Please submit applications
by e-mail to
by post to
MUU ry / MUU Media Base
Lönnrotinkatu 33
00180 Helsinki

Further information:

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