Comic Blast Residency Program

When : April & May 2018
Where : Hämeenkyrö, Finland
Application Deadline : October 13th
Application Fee : None
Stipend : None - Financial Support Given

Comic Blast is a special residency program by Arteles for artists focused on comic & illustration art. The program brings together creative professionals from around the world for a 1-month residency in Hämeenkyrö, Finland, at the quality facilities of Arteles Creative Center. 

Comic Blast is dedicated for the many worlds and dimensions of comic art. It’s designed for international comic artists and illustrators to meet, share skills and get inspired in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere, far away from the everyday life distractions. In this program, different creative backgrounds, techniques and visual traditions come together to create a unique working & living environment. 

The structure of the residency program is flexible, allowing the artists to focus on their practice following their own rhythm and individual aims. All participation in group activities is voluntary. The residency can be used for working on a predefined project, testing experimental approaches, starting new collaborations and/or focusing on building new concepts, ideas and research.

As a special outcome of the residency, the participants have the opportunity to have pages in a comic publication by Arteles. The comic will be published in print format (see details below. Cover image on the right is not final). 

All residents are accommodated in private bedrooms with working desks by a window, while shared studio spaces are also accessible 24/7.