Artist' Residence - Baltic-Scandinavian - A.I.R. Blekinge



Artist in Residence Blekinge - Sweden/Second edition Autumn 2018


You have got this mail because we think you know artists from Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Poland, Germany, Russia, Denmark, Norway and Iceland that would be interested in a residency this fall. We would be so very glad if you shared information about it.


Program Description

We are glad to invite artists to apply to A.I.R Blekinge. The residence is based in Ronneby in the County of Blekinge in the South East archipelago of Sweden. Three artists will be selected to live and work during a month, with the possibility of a later return for collaborations or exhibitions.


A.I.R. Blekinge offers you place 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 and archipelago and meet with representatives from different places 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:Ronneby and the region of Blekinge, Sweden

Date: 1-26 October 2018. 

Deadline application: July 11th2018

Eligibility:Visual artists based in the Baltic Sea Region and all the Scandinavian countries. 

Two artists from the Baltic or Scandinavian countries, and one artist based in, or have connections to, Blekinge will be chosen. 

Eligble countries in the extended geography: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Poland, Germany, Russia, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Sweden is represented by an artist with a relation to the county of Blekinge. 

Support:a stipend, travel and accommodation and possibilities for production funds.

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What do we offer? What does the Residency include?

·      Workshop studios and facilities for production and installations. 

·      A stipend/grant of 2000 Euro.

·      Reimbursement of travel expenses to and from the residence. 

·      Accommodation at Villa Flora in the old Ronneby city park, with shared kitchen

·      Per Diem 

·      Studio facilities 

·      Studio for large scale projects, enamel, graphic printing, textile and more.

·      Possibility to use smaller exhibition spaces during the residency. 

·      Meetings with relevant collaborators for the future.

·      Meetings regarding possible funding’s of your project ideas or productions in the region.

·      Possibilities to reflect and discuss your artistic practise with curators and art institutions.

·      Meetings with the Blekinge Institute of Technology specializing in digital media and spatial planning, 

or other collaborators of your interest.

·      Program in cities, countryside and archipelago.

·      A new network of collaborators.



We expect you as an artist to

·      Be active part of meetings/visits arranged with actors around the region.

·      Present your work for artists and cultural workers in the region in an informal setting. 

·      A workshop or program involving the local audience during your stay.

·      Propose ideas for future projects in Blekinge.

·      Get interviewed in in our Art Podcast, or publish a digital online art work at


Thematic concepts for the residence

We will especially look upon artists who work in the fields that we propose, 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. 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. 


What to submit in your application?

A motivation text for your residence period, CV, website, relevant reference object and contacts. Send it in ONE PDF-file to


Application deadline

Deadline for your application is July 11th2018 24:00 CET

Konst i Blekinge will contact the chosen artists at the latest July 27th. The decision will be published on our website


During A.I.R. Blekinge – Baltic One Anna Estarriola, Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet, Serhed Waledkhani and Jacob Taekker took part. 


Organizers and funding bodies: 

Konst i Blekinge, Region Blekinge, Kulturcentrum Ronneby konsthall, Ronneby kommun



Torun Ekstrand, art developer at Konst i Blekinge/Region Blekinge

Instytucja kultury Miasta Gdańska