The Lönnström Art Museum in Rauma has opened a call for the seventh Lönnström Contemporary Art Project. The call is open to all visual artists working in Finland. Once again the museum is looking for an ambitious project which will involve sustained collaboration between the museum and the artist, and which will gain new audiences for contemporary art.
The Lönnström Art Museum has pledged up to 70,000 euros for the production of the new work, and its creator will receive an artist fee of 30,000 euros.
As the museum does not have a dedicated space for the display of art, the project proposals are not constrained by any existing space. We encourage artists to propose a work of their dreams: something that would be meaningful for the artist, for the museum and, above all, for the public.
Applications must be submitted no later than on 16.4.2023. The members of the selection panel for the seventh Lönnström Project are director Silja Lehtonen and curator Arja Roivainen from the Lönnström Art Museum, and head of exhibitions Kati Kivinen from Helsinki Art Museum HAM. The final decision is made by the Lönnström Art Museum’s Board. The next Lönnström Project will be announced in June 2023 and its production will start the same year. The expected duration of the project is about two years, depending on its content and manner of implementation.
The creator of the next Lönnström Project can be an individual artist or a group. The submission must be a work of art that has not been produced previously in the proposed form. Proposals submitted in previous years, or modified versions of them, can also be considered.
The digital application form, the entire call for proposals, as well as application instructions can all be found at lonnstromintaidemuseo.fi/en/7-lonnstrom-project