Serlachius residency is a residency studio maintained by the Serlachius Museums and Mänttä Art Festival for creative professionals working in the field of visual arts. Residencies are intended for creative professionals working in the field of art, such as artists, art historians, researchers or curators. Residency applications can be submitted by individuals for private work. Teams and groups of artists can also apply for a residency. During a residency individuals can concentrate on their own creative process, but a residency also provides an opportunity to interact with local people, visitors and the staff of Mänttä's art institutions. The application period for a residency is February of the preceding year.
Housing for the residency is located in the culturally and historically valued park milieu on the lake Melasjärvi. Besides housing, guests at residency can enjoy working facilities of the Art Nouveau style building, Aleksanterin linna located alongside Serlachius Museum Gustaf. Serlachius Museum Gösta is located in Joenniemi manor, which Gösta Serlachius let built to his private residence in 1935. The manor has exhibited art since 1945. Its exhibitions display the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundations’ collection that is one of the largest private collections in Scandinavia. In summer 2014 Gösta will expand, as the new exhibition spaces of the pavilion will be opened beside the manor. The renewed Gösta will be a meeting place of both old and new art from Finland as well as from foreign countries. Serlachius Museum Gustaf is located in the former head office of G. A. Serlachius paper combine in the centre of Mänttä.
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