THE SAARI RESIDENCE, maintained by Kone Foundation, is a residence for artists and researchers in Mynämäki, Finland. Its purpose is to offer artists and researchers from different disciplines a peaceful working environment and excellent opportunities for interaction.
Spring, autumn and winter are reserved for individual artists working in four two-month periods while the summer, from May to August, is reserved for intensive group work. During the spring and autumn, there are usually nine residency guests at a time at four different periods, and during the summer all premises are reserved for groups. During the individual residencies, the Saari Residence’s invited artist is also in residence from September until the end of April.
Researchers and non-fiction writers receiving funding from Kone Foundation can also work in the Saari residence: in the winter, one apartment and workspace is reserved for a researcher, and research projects supported by the foundation may come and work in the main building of the Saari Residence for short, intensive periods.