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Don't Sweat It
Residency Vasa, Finland.

Don't Sweat It


For their 20 year anniversary, Platform in Vasa, Finland invites artists to imagine a project doing in the following year that works with the theme "Don't Sweat It." They are looking for longer term projects with a minimum of two months and preferably three months in duration, in which their longstanding residency program can have a role.


Platform asks the artist to realize a project, which can be presented either during the residency or at a later stage. The artist is expected to give a public talk, performance or workshop about his/her/their work or an introduction to yourself at the beginning of the residency.

The artist is expected to be able to communicate in English, Swedish or Finnish. They are required to spend at least 80% of the residency’s duration in Vaasa and the working grant is proportional to days spent in Vaasa.

The artists are required to submit documentation of the produced project to Platform, as well as press release / information text / informal report or equivalent.


Platform offers accommodation, travel expenses (one return trip, cheapest possible) and a working grant (approx. 300 € per week). They also offer a small production budget of 1000 €, which the artist may reimburse by presenting original receipts of purchases, specifically connected to the project produced during the residency.

The apartment is located near the city center in Vaasa. There is a bike, a set of tools and equipment available for the artist. There is wireless broadband access in the apartment.

Platform does not at the moment house a studio, however a project space in the city center may be available. The planned projects have to take this into account, space can be rented or borrowed if needed for the realization of the project and has to be negotiated in advance.

The artist is given a contact person who is in charge of necessary arrangements, but note that this is voluntary work so if any additional assistance is needed it has to be agreed upon well in advance.


Send a digital application to with the subject ‘Residency Application 2020/21’ by the 20th of October. Details of what to include in the application at the link below.