12 artists and working groups selected for the summer residency programme

Artists and working groups for the summer 2021 residency have now been selected. The application period ended on 30.5. and we received a total of 34 high-quality applications. This year we are able to offer 8 weeks of residency periods between 21.6.-18.7. and 26.7.-22.8.

The artists selected for the 2021 summer residency are Jenni-Elina von Bagh, Ella Effendy, Leena Harjunpää Co, Ella Holappa, Anna-Maria Häkkinen & Maija Mustonen, Mathilda Kauppila, Eevi Kinnunen, Jenni Kivelä & working group, Assi Pakkanen & working group, Marjukka Savolainen & working group, Silja Tuovinen and Anna Virkkunen.

We were impressed by how high-quality and interesting all the applications and proposed projects were. A lot of thought and effort had gone into writing the applications and the ideas were very creative. In the selection process, we wanted to put emphasis on supporting young and recently graduated artists and projects that don’t have a strong production framework, networks or other confirmed residencies. We valued the clarity and specificity of the working plan for the residency period as well as the explorative and researched nature of the work. The selection process was directed at projects that identify as contemporary dance or performance art.

A big thank you to all the applicants!

Summer residency programme

Each summer Liisa Pentti +Co offers a residency programme in the company’s studio in Helsinki for dance and performance artists and working groups working in Finland and abroad. The aim of the residency programme is to offer a peaceful working space for research or for working towards a future production. The residency periods are generally 1-2 weeks long. The period for residencies is June to August.

The first summer residency period was in 2020 and we were able to offer 11 weeks of residencies for 10 artists and working groups in June, July and August. The artists selected for the 2020 summer residency were Ingrid André & Gabriele Goria, Energpriests, Joona Halonen, Leila Kourkia, Nadja Pärssinen, Janina Rajakangas, Red Desert working group, Rasmus Slätis, Soft Practice collective and Masi Tiitta.

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