Open Call for Summer Artist 2024

We are looking for a visual artist to do artistic work! The idea of ​​the two-month long summer job is to hire a visual artist or art student at the beginning of their career to implement a public project that is based on their own artistic practice. We welcome applicants of different ages, localities and backgrounds. The call is open until 3rd of March 2024. Apply through Kuntarekry.

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Open Call for Summer Artist 2024

Summer Artist 2024

We are looking for a visual artist to do artistic work!

The Cultural Services of the City of Seinäjoki is looking for a Summer Artist for the eight time. The idea of ​​the two-month long (July 8th – September 8th, 2024) summer job is to hire a visual artist or art student at the beginning of their career to implement a public project that is based on their own artistic practice. We welcome applicants of different ages, localities and backgrounds. The application can also be sent in English.

We invite you to submit a project proposal that raises ideas about memorials, the tradition of remembrance and the future of remembrance through contemporary art. What is worth remembering? For example, multidisciplinary, process or event-based, site specific or performative practices are possible for the Summer Artist’s working period. The Summer Artist will join the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki team at the Art and Culture Centre Kalevan Navetta.  Specific details for the working period are shaped depending on the artist’s ideas, interests and methods in a dialogue with Kunsthalle Seinäjoki.

What are we looking for?

The applicant must present a preliminary project idea or work plan of what they would like to implement as the Summer Artist 2024. It is important that the project is possible to complete during the 2 month period.

An artist who outlines how their artistic process would address the given theme: how is remembrance reflected in a publicly shared space and what is worth remembering? What has been remembered in the past and what could be the ways of remembering in the future?

The artistic work will be visible to the customers of the Art and Culture Centre and the residents of Seinäjoki in some way during the summer.

At the end of the working period, the Summer Artist will implement a pop-up exhibition, presentation, video screening, talk or event lasting a few days. The artist can use the Itikka space at Kalevan Navetta for this. As an event, this will be connected to the opening event of Tove Kjellmark’s solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Seinäjoki on Friday the 6th of September 2024.


We expect

A strong artistic vision and an inspiring, original project idea.

Independent and public-friendly working style and good cooperation and communication skills.


We Offer

Monthly salary of 2231,55  €/month and the support and expertise of the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki staff.

A production budget of around 1000 €.

Work phone and computer.

Working space in Kalevan Navetta. There are certain usage restrictions, such as the use of solvents, spray or permanent paints, ceramics and wood and plaster sculptures, etc.


The duration of the work period is 2 months, between July and September 2024.  Working days are from Monday to Friday but working hours are flexible. Working period will begin from the 8th of July and end the 8th of September. Small changes to the timetable are negotiable.

You can also attach the project idea and CV as an attachment.

Check out the previous projects of summer artists:

More Information:

Workshop space Itikka­

Kunsthalle Seinäjoki


Instagram: @kesakuvataiteilija

Facebook: Kesäkuvataiteilija

Application period 5.2.-3.3.2024.

Through Kuntarekry: Work key SEI-01-16-24

More information: Pii Anttila, Art Producer | Kunsthalle Seinäjoki




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For more information about the workshops, please read the following info text by the Pori Centre for Childrens’ Culture Kruunupää.

The workshops are held around the year, usually from February to June and from September to November. Sign-up for the workshops at the NetTicket online store. The online store is in Finnish but you can contact the Art educator for more information. In any questions about the workshop or participation, please contact the workshop instructor Minna Peltoniemi.


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The timetables and sign-up for the workshops can be found in the NetTicket online store. The store is in Finnish, but if you have questions or need help signing-up, please contact art instructor.


Photograph by Katariina Vestergård

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Broadcast links will be shared on the websites of Seinäjoki Kunsthalle and Pixelache Helsinki and in their social media channels.
Read the full programme of the event here: PRESSRELEASE SoS-bunkers_ENG.


Day one
14.5.2020 12:00 – 14:00
Alan Bulfin presents:
Fidelity of Home
a DIY art-making day
Charli Clark presents:
Loads of Pollen
a DIY art-making day
Elina Vainio presents:
Site-specific work
Day two
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Alan Bulfin & Mari Keski-Korsu presents:
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Akantupakilla / Holding Space with Yarrow
participatory performance
Day three
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Alan Bulfin presents;
Fidelity of Home
a DIY art-making day
Charli Clark presents:
Loads of Pollen
a DIY art-making day
Elina Vainio presents :
Site-specific work


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