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March 2023


Apply by February 3

Within the framework of the SPECTRAL* project, Baltic Analog Lab in collaboration with Filmverkstaden in Finland is offering a month-long residency for artists working with photochemical film to develop an expanded cinema work - live performance, installation work or sculpture incorporating analog film medium.

The residency offers one artist (or a duo) to work on their project by providing access to darkroom, projectors, camera, screen and other devices if needed. The residency is located in Vaasa, Finland at artists-run filmlab Filmverkstaden which is located on the west coast of Finland.

The residency covers the travel, accommodation, material costs as well as artist fee for the artist. In return we require the artist to offer a two day workshop for members and followers of the Filmverkstaden collective. At the end of the residency the artist will have to present their work for the public. This does not have to be a completed project, but may also be a work-in-progress, however the project requires a completed work within one year period. 

The aim of the residency is to provide a space for creation of new expanded cinema works that can be later presented in some of the SPECTRAL curated events and festivals during the year 2023-2025. Therefore the artist must ensure that the work can be accomplished and presented to the audience within one year. 

We are looking for artists who are interested in collective practice and exchanging ideas with colleagues while here. We especially encourage applications from members of marginalized/ under-represented groups, as well as from parents of under-age children. 


What we offer:

Travel costs: up to 400 EUR ( we encourage environmental friendly ways of travel)

Artist fee: 1200 EUR

Material costs: 500 EUR


24/7 access to the facilities

Possibility for presentation


Apply by February 3, 2023


Results will be announced after February 6th


*SPECTRAL (Spatial, Performative & Expanded Cinematic Transnational Research at Artist-run Labs) is a joint project initiated by six such labs focusing on a variety of kinds of work with photo-chemical moving images. SPECTRAL has been conceived to support the creation and dissemination of Expanded Cinematic Art (E.C.A.) and to encourage international collaborations to ensure that this kind of artistic practice can thrive in the future.


Financed by Creative Europe, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Baltic Analog Lab

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