In 2013, we started the Saari Invited Artist program. Each year, the Advisory Board of the Saari Residence will suggest an artist from among previous Saari residents (Saari alumni) to the Board of Kone Foundation who will also invite them. The position cannot be applied for.
Hanneriina MoisseinenThe third invited artist at the Saari Residence is comic artist Hanneriina Moisseinen, who stayed in the residence in 2010.
Jonimatti JoutsijärviThe second invited artist at the Saari Residence was poet, performace artist and essayist Jonimatti Joutsijärvi, who stayed in the residence in 2009.
Jaakko NiemeläThe first invited artist at the Saari Residence was visual artist Jaakko Niemelä, who stayed at the residence for a two month residency in 2009.