Open Call

Now Accepting Proposals for Ecological/ Land Artwork Projects


With Funding
Free / No Costs
Joutsa, Finland


CRITERIA Proposals should address the theme through a public artwork designed for the 2500m2 (approx.) of flat land located behind TUO TUO’s facilities. The artwork should require no more than three weeks onsite to install/ build. The area has been allowed to rewild itself into a meadow teeming with flora and pollinators. Artists are encouraged to use symbiotic processes in their work and consider the land as a protagonist rather than a stage. The artwork should employ natural and living materials native to the region and engage with elemental forces such as wind, water, and sunlight. The artwork might imagine new possibilities of coexistence, sustainability, and healing while maintaining a dialogue with the public about ecological dynamics and the environmental problems we face.

Number of Participants

Now Accepting Proposals for Ecological/ Land Artwork Projects Deadline: April 15, 2021 For individual artists or couples/ duos. FINANCING The selected artist(s) will be hosted by and in residence at TUO TUO for the month of June with full access to the venue’s facilities, tools, materials, and 2,500m2 of flat land. TUO TUO will provide fully furnished work and living spaces, plus access to the outdoor sauna, surrounding forests, and adjacent lakes. A sum of 5,000€ is to be used to cover production and artwork-specific costs.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 01, 2021 - June 30, 2021


  • €5,000.00 material budget (one-time)


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Exhibition


Activists, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Research, Scientists, Sculpture



Program Description

OVERVIEW The literal foundation for this project is 2500m2 of flat land located directly behind the facilities of TUO TUO – a former village schoolhouse-turned-artist residency. Once a sports field used by former students, our field is now a blank canvas. TUO TUO will invite one artist (or an artist duo) to travel to Joutsa to participate in a 1-month residency for the month of June 2021, where they will design and build a public artwork(s). The artwork is intended to share knowledge and resources about non-human knowledge, sustainability practices, and tangible activism through art. We are expanding the residency model to include an ongoing dialogue between local communities and their environments by nurturing the awareness that we live in a naturecultural world. The artwork will open for public viewing on June 19 through the end of summer.

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