The 2019 residencies for the Saari Residence have been announced with a total of 25 individual artists and 15 groups being awarded residency throughout the year.

Following a call for applications in August which resulted in 516 different submissions from 57 countries, the Kone Foundaton, who fund the award and the Saari Residence, have selected 2019’s residents. The residency, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, is intended for professional artists, translators, curators, critics and researchers to support their work with a one to two month stay in the grounds of the Saari Manor, in Mynämäki, Finland

Recipients of the award for 2019 include Irish artist, Kira O’Reilly, Helsinki based sound artist, Ville Aalto and the theatre group, Jalostamo2

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