Many artists relish the opportunity to create in a different and inspiring location and the Konstepidemin Artist in Residence (AIR) programme allows them to do just that. The residency is open to artists from Iceland, Finland or Lithuania specifically who are interested in connecting and engaging with the local Gothenburg arts scene.
Konstepidemin is a peaceful haven on a hill above the city, home to 130 artists’ studios and three galleries. The residency will expose the chosen artist to a wide range of other artists and working styles and the AIR will be invited to collaborate and co-exhibit with a local Swedish artist.
The AIR programme will provide accommodation in a furnished studio in central Gothenburg, €1500 a month for the 3 months duration of the residency (September to November), travel expenses, accommodation, studio space, some project funding and local networking support, as well as the co-exhibition with the local artist at Galleri Konstepidemin.
The Konstepidemin AIR programme will run from September to November this year and applications are now open, with a submission deadline of Saturday 15th April 2018. The residency is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers and made possible by Nordic Culture Point. Applications should be maximum one page in length, in pdf format and submitted via email to air(via)konstepidemin.se. Supporting documents are also required. For full details of the application process see the Konstepidemin website.
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