In this capacity building project we investigate the practices of well-being residencies in Finland, Russia, Latvia and Sweden. We will build individualised toolsets for each partner organisation and a general methodology for a well-being residency practice. This is done in collaboration with artists, art organisations and social and health care professionals, locally and internationally.

Digital conference in August!

17 th –21 th of August, 2020
It is time to summarize and present the international project Well-being residency. Through a number of conferences, study visits and actual residencies, we have for two years mapped out and entered an area where we have seen that there is great potential to work with artists. We hope that the presentations during the week will give you new ideas, thoughts and knowledge on how to work with artistic residencies in usually closed environments.
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Open Call!

Riga Circus Well-being Residency program is looking for artists/artist groups from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia with interest in socially engaged work for 3 weeks residency in Cesvaine Parish, Latvia. The residency is for artists from any field of art – circus, dance, music, theatre, performance art, visual art, cross-disciplinary etc.


Case: Ranua, Finland

Two artists, one from Finland and one from Sweden, were recruited for a residency try-out in Ranua, Northern Finland. The artists worked in a small unit for adults with general learning disabilities in September 2019.