Organization & Contacts

Örö Residency Center Association

The residency is administered by Örön Residenssikeskus ry, an artists-run association. We seek to collaborate with diverse interest groups and organizations in the fields of art and research to ensure a versatile use of our residency and to realize various interdisciplinary projects.

The project has been realized with support from The Arts Council of Finland and The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.

Board 2018

Nuutti Koskinen, chairman
Mikko Itälahti
Pasi Rauhala
Teemu Lehmusruusu

Nina-Maria Oförsagd
Laura Böök
Lisa Roberts
Teija Puranen

A Project in Development

Our long-term plan is to develop the residency programme into a collaborative platform for organizations of art and science. By providing accommodation for at the minimum two simultaneous visitors, we hope to promote active contact between different fields of art and research.

We aim to establish permanent AiR apartments and studios on Örö during the next years. The infrastructure on the island is currently under heavy development by Metsähallitus. Restoration efforts are eventually going to cover the over 50 buildings of the island, many them built by the Imperial Russian Army before the First World War.

The estates on the island offer opportunities for flexible, multi-use spaces which could ideally be shared by multiple organizations. We are open to any emerging possibilities for collaboration.


Örön Residenssikeskus ry
Välimerenkatu 14 A 8
00220 Helsinki

Nuutti Koskinen, chairman

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