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
Type of organisation
Part of a Gallery/Museum
Duration of residencies
Number of artists resident at one time
The chosen artist will get a grant of 300 € for living and material costs.
Expenses paid by artist
Expectations of the artist
Expenses paid by the organisation
Description of residency
Photographic Center’s Facilities
Number of studios
Type and size of studios
Other activities happening at the space
How to reach
Several daily connections from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, travelling time 3 hours.
Few daily flights from Helsinki to Jyväskylä, flight time 50 minutes.
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.
Jyväskylä airport, 20 km from the city