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Karelian Art-Residency Network and Art Tourism (KA3002)
Funded by Karelia CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

Improving contemporary culture services and products through the resources of art-residency network and cross-sectoral approach.

Main activities

• Technological - Strengthening a platform for international cooperation includes technical equipment of the branches of the Karelian art-residency network (to open 3 new art-apartments and a media studio for artist work) that will improve the conditions of work of local and visiting artists and leisure and entertainment opportunities for the local residents. • Sociocultural activities - Establishment a coordinative body of the network and launching a joint residential program. • Education and communication Experience and knowledge exchange between cultural and tourism professionals as well as strengthening competences and direct contacts on both sides of the border.  a seminar on art-residencies,  a study tour for the residency specialists to border art-residencies of Finland,  and a seminar on art-tourism. . • Creating and Marketing of art-tours  Creation of new cross-sectoral initiatives and increase accessibility of the services.  Creation of 4 new cross-border contemporary cultural services and products (art tours of different kind and genres, techniques of art) in cooperation between local artists and visiting artists, and tourist professionals for Petrozavodsk, Sortavala, Kostomuksha and Joensuu region/North Karelia. These products will be based at local culture and cultural heritage and present them in a contemporary way.  Marketing and promotion actions imply to package and market cross-border art-tours and services through presentation of art tours and launching their pilot versions on the international market, followed by their presentation at international tourist exhibition.


Basic information




2018-10-09 - 2020-09-30

Total Budget / Programme funding

240 000 € / 216 000 €

Lead partner

Tourist Information Centre of the Republic of Karelia
Lead partner web-site


Kostomukshsky State Nature Reserve
Social and Cultural Youth Centre in Sortavala
Karelia Expert Matkailupalvelu Oy