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Residency program

General information:

Brief description of organisation

Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre includes Galleria Ratamo along with both printmaking and photography studios, and is geared for those interested in creating, experimenting and learning printmaking and photographic techniques.

Galleria Ratamo presents primarily printmaking and photography exhibitions.

The Ratamo centre is designed for both professionals and amateurs. The space is also used for classes and workshops which are organized by both Ratamo and other organizations such as the Adult Education Centre (Kansalaisopisto). Professional artists and experienced amateurs are able to rent the studio space for their personal creative production. The centre also maintains active international contacts.

Ratamo is situated in the Jyväskylä Veturitallit complex (former roundhouse) almost in the centre of the city and it is run by the Jyväskylä Art Museum (printmaking) and the Centre for Creative Photography (photography.

Organisation founded in 1989

Brief description of residency program

Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre welcomes photographers to apply for two  1,5 month residencies in July-August and one residence in October-November.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2019. More information about the residence can be found in our English website.

Photography Centre’s residency program offers:

- free accommodation at the guest room in the city

- free working at the Ratamo’s facilities (except papers and special materials)

- a grant of 300 € for living and material costs

- a living local artists´ community

Residency program since 2019

Disciplines and media

  • Photography

Type of organisation

  • Part of a Gallery/Museum

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies

  • 1,5 month

Number of artists resident at one time


Grants available

The chosen artist will get a grant of 300 € for living and material costs.

Expenses paid by artist

  • Travel

  • Supplies

  • Food

Expectations of the artist

  • Presentation

Expenses paid by the organisation

  • Allowance/Stipend

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Description of residency




  • Photographic Center’s Facilities

Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio


  • Private Room

Working language(s)

  • English

Other activities happening at the space

  • Workshops

  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

Several daily connections from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, travelling time 3 hours.

By plane

Few daily flights from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, flight time 50 minutes.

By car

From Helsinki to Jyväskylä 235 km, travelling time 3 hours and 15 minutes. Several bus connections from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, travelling time 3 hours 30 minutes.

Nearest airport

Jyväskylä airport, 20 km from the city