The application for the Musicians’ Union’s residencies (weeks 27–52/2024, 31–52/2024 for Los Angeles) closed on Monday March 18th at 10am. The results of the draw will be informed to the applicants via email during April 2024. 

The Musicians’ Union’s residencies are open for applications two times a year:

  • Weeks 1–26 of the first half of the year are open for applications during the weeks 36–37
  • Weeks 27–52 of the second half of the year are open for applications during the weeks 10–11

The vacant residency weeks are available for booking via email: sml@muusikkojenliitto.fi. The vacant weeks are listed in the residencies’s pages.

Artist residencies

The members of the Musicians’ Union have five artist residences at their disposal – in Kreuzberg in BerlinFulham in London, Beachwood in Los Angeles, Mijas in Spain and Villa Vikan residence in Raasepori.

The residences are furnished with work-related equipment. The members can use the residences for practising, other work or even promotional purposes.

Members of the Union and family members are welcome to travel to the residency with the applicant. Other people are also welcome to Villa Vikan. Villa Vikan’s cabin no. 2 can also accommodate pets, but they are not allowed in the other buildings. Pets are not allowed in the Berlin, London, Los Angeles and Mijas residences.

The right to use the residences is granted to members based on draws for specific weeks held twice a year. The applicant must be a member of the Musicians’ Union, and membership must have lasted for at least three months by the start of the residency period. This is also required for any other members of the Musicians’ Union who is joining the applicant. For more information on applying as well as prices and application periods, see the page for the residence in question.