FOr the Sake of being(s) Residency at Olo Centre


For the Sake of Being(s) residency is located in South Savonia, in the municipality of Enonkoski, next to the Kolovesi national park, in a former village school of Ihamaniemi. The surrounding of the two-floor wooden building is Finnish rural landscape, with lakes and forests all around.

There are two periods of residency per year:


SPRING: 1.3. - 31.5.2019

AUTUMN: 1.9. - 30.11.2019


You can choose a period of 1-3 months and the spaces of your wish.

The residency includes three bedrooms of various sizes, and two large separate studios, which are suitable especially for both dance and performance artists, and for visual artists as well.




Bedroom 1: 13,5 m² 300 € per month
Bedroom 2: 17 m² 350 € per month
Bedroom 3: 21 m² 400 € per month

Besides basic equipment, each room has a working desk. Our beds and mattresses are of high quality and 100% natural materials. The common spaces of the residency include kitchen, bathrooms, winter garden, and wooden sauna. There is a wireless internet connection within the house and a washing machine is available to use. We use only organic washing products in the house.



Studio 1: 54 m² 100 € per month
Studio 2: 54 m² 100 € per month

The height of the studios is 3,35 meters and they have a painted wooden floor, with large windows facing east. There is a water source just next to the studios. Studios have many electric sockets all around. Studio 1 has a large mirror and strong hooks on the roof that can be used for hanging objects or people.


For the Sake of Being(s)

is a social enterprise and the three points of focus of our activities are art, education and healing. We operate to promote and develop a healthy relationship towards ourselves, our body and mind, and to the nature as a holistic interconnected system and source of all life. In Olo-center, of which the residency is a part of, we organise workshops and events on topics such as art, ecology, self-development, wild food, permaculture, etc.



The guests of the residency are responsible for the travel costs and arrangements. Considering the remote location of the residence, we will organise transportation on your arrival and departure. The nearest city is Savonlinna (40 km) where you can arrive from all over Finland by plane, train or bus.


We will arrange also opportunities for shopping at least once a week and other transportations for example to acquire materials or to do field research. We have several bicycles and two kayaks, which guests can use.

The municipality has expressed their interest in hosting art exhibitions and performances. We can work as a mediator in organising such opportunities.

We will share further information and instructions for those selected for the residency.




To apply for the residency, send us an informal application which should include:

  • preliminary plan of working in the residency (1-2 pages)

  • attachments (pictures and links)

  • the spaces of your wish

  • the length of your residency and two options for the preferred period

  • tell us also if you can share a working space

Send the application to:

The deadline for the application was: 30.9.2018. Stay tuned for the next call.

We announce the results during the first week of October.