Artist in Residence, Blekinge, Sweden
A.I.R. Blekinge offers artists places, spaces and resources for artistic development. Our aim is to establish long-term collaborations between different actors in the region with its starting point during the residency.
Through scheduled travels you will explore the county with its towns, cities, nature and archipelago and meet with representatives from different organizations and institutes, to provide new contexts, starting points or conceptual directions.
We want to be a catalyst for new art production in the Baltic region, with artistic freedom from beginning to end.
Disciplines: Visual Arts
Location: The residence is based in Ronneby in the County of Blekinge in the South East archipelago of Sweden.
Dates: Residency aimed for artists around the Baltic Sea during Autumns, and a residency aimed at artists working with participatory practices during spring time.
Eligibility: Visual artists based in, or have connections to, the Baltic Sea Region and all Scandinavian countries. Several artists from the Baltic countries and one artist based in, or have connections to, Blekinge. Eligble countries in the extended geography: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Poland, Germany, Russia, Denmark, Norway and Iceland.
Support: a stipend, travel and accommodation and possibilities for production funds.
Future collaborators; a network in South East Sweden and with collaborators around the Baltic Sea; curatorial and technical support.
Anna Estarriola Reincarnation Failure av Anna Estarriola. Foto: Anna Autio
Dominika Skutnik (PL)
Dalia Mikonytė & Adomas Žudys (LT)
Johan Stenbeck (SE)
Julie Poitras Santos (US)
A collaboration with Inter Arts Centre, Malmö.
The spring residency is directed towards participatory practices.
Anna Estarriola (FI)
Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet (EE/ES)
Serhed Waledkhani (NO/KURDISTAN/IRAN)
Jacob Taekker (DK)
We will especially look upon artists who work in the fields below, but we are very much open to surprise and to other proposals from artists. The specific areas of interest are:
…public spaces, city development and participatory projects – experiments and activating places.
…digital media, technologies and interdisciplinary approaches.
…archipelago and cultural heritage.
…the relation city and countryside, the rural and urban.
…or other topics totally free of choice for the artists but relevant to the region.
A motivation text for your residence period, CV, website, relevant reference object and contacts. Send it in ONE PDF-file to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is currently no open call for A.I.R. Blekinge 2019
Konst i Blekinge, Region Blekinge, Kulturcentrum Ronneby konsthall, Ronneby kommun