The fund will provide the opportunity to professional creatives in Östergötland -from all creative and cultural fields- to apply for a financial support that will help them to develop their work, through residential activities at home. The scholarships are intended to cover about four weeks' work, during the period June-October and to be used in a home environment or in close proximity to the home.
In the selection, it will be taken into account how the applicants plan to develop their work, such as specialised skills, an ambition to try something new or find new forms of expression. The aim for a broad representation of gender, age, and geographical distribution is also an important fact that will affect the results.
Free professional cultural creators in all arts and cultural forms can apply. Applicants must be residents of Östergötland or have their main internship in Östergötland.
Detailed information can be found here (in Swedish).
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)