We would like to warmly welcome Fiskars Air to be part of the AR-Finland Network! ONOMA, The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars, coordinates artists residency programme in Fiskars Village.
Fiskars village, with around 600 inhabitants, is situated in Southern Finland approximately 100 km west of Helsinki. The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars has 140 members representing over 25 different fields of arts, design and crafts. The Fiskars Artist in Residence was founded in early 2006.
The Fiskars AiR mission is to stimulate the professional exchange and networking between creative professionals in Fiskars Village and overseas and to enrich the local community by the new insight that the residency visitors can bring into the community. The historical village surroundings are characterized by an exceptionally rich flora, many peaceful lakes and ample forests. Fiskars nature serves as an endless and accumulating source of inspiration for both local and visiting artists. Fiskars Village has a very unique history that has created its population structure and atmosphere. Fiskars community is known to be creative, curious, multicultural, liberal and active.
The residence is open to professionals from all creative businesses, nationalities and ages. This includes working craftspeople, designers, visual artists, architects, industrial designers, performing artists, composers, musicians, curators, producers, journalists, writers and researchers.