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Tuulensuu Art Centre

Tuulensuu Visitors' Studio is a studio for visiting artists in Viitasaari, in Central Finland. The Tuulensuu Art Centre studio, sculpture park and art collection are maintained by a private foundation.

Tuulensuu Visitors' Studio is situated near the village of Pasala, 29 kilometres north-east of Viitasaari, on the shore of the beautiful Lake Kolima. There is no regular public transport service to the Centre.

All artists resident in Finland can apply for The Tuulensuu Visitors' Studio. We hope that applicants will be familiar with the Finnish countryside. The Visitors' Studio is also available for other agents of the cultural sector if booking conditions allow.

The Tuulensuu Visitors' Studio is a two-storey timber building, completed in 1988. The house offers artists the opportunity to work in the peace and beauty of the Finnish countryside and to get to know the nature, landscape and way of life of this northern part of Central Finland.

The studio, totalling 175m² in area, was designed by the Oulu architect, Kimmo Kuismanen. The 75m² studio is 7 metres high, with a gallery running round. It has north-facing windows and additional light comes in through windows in the roof. The studio was designed primarily for painters.

The living area consists of a kitchen, living-room, bedroom, washroom, sauna and WC. The kitchen is equipped with an electric fridge and an electric cooker and there are two fireplaces in the house. Bedding and kitchen equipment are provided by the foundation, but visitors must bring their own bed linen. There is a separate smoke sauna by the lake. It is possible to swim in the lake, and it is generally an excellent location for outdoor activities, including fishing.

Postal address:
Taidetalo Tuulensuu, Järkiniementie 75, 44610 Kärnä, Finland.


The Tuulensuu studio can be rented for periods between one week and several weeks at a time during the spring, summer and autumn. The prices are 1000 euro per four weeks (continously), 900 euro per three weeks, 600 euro per two weeks and 300 euro per week.

Send a free-form written rent application to the Tuulensuu Visitors’ Studio before 18th April 2017. Successful applicants will be informed as soon as possible. Applicants are free to present their application in the form they consider best, but they must include a brief description of the reasons why they wish to work in Tuulensuu. Applicants should also include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and illustrations of their most recent work. Applicant and the studio will sign a rental agreement upon the use of the premises.

For more information contact:

Tuulensuu Visitors' Studio
Marjo-Riitta Simpanen
email: mrsimpanen (at)