Residency programs at Kultivera

Residency programs at Kultivera

Kultivera is a cultural organization based in Tranås working with networking and interactions creating cultural exchange locally, nationally and internationally. Currently they have two open calls and the applications are open to contemporary artists . The residency offers a valuable support structure for emerging and mid career artists, and brings socially and critically engaging contemporary work to the local community. Project K works with all forms of contemporary art. This residency allows primarily two things, time and space, where the artists can practice their craft in a particular context. The residency is taking place in a typical Swedish small town providing inter cultural dialogue and the ability to interpret the global through the local.

Project “K” (17 May to 18 June 2017) - deadline 6th March

Inspired by the stories of the writer Franz Kafka and many of his unfortunate protagonists sharing the initial K. in their names, the Project K. asks the artists to create a piece of work within the boundaries of the Town Hall in Tranås. The Town Hall is a place of bureaucracy, politics, state offices and provide the perfect opportunity to talk about endless documentation, rules and regulations, stately decisions and a bit of dark humor. The main hall of the building creates the perfect ground for the selected artist to install an artwork in relation to the Town Hall, which will be exhibited after June 15th 2017 for two months time. The selected artist will be an artist in residence at Kultivera for a month to create the site specific work and will be working in close contact with co-curators Seher Uysal and Michaela Langdahl, his/her accommodation/meals and a certain amount of production cost will also be covered. The selected artist will have the chance to have a modest amount of 10 000kr as an artist fee. You are invited to apply in two steps:

Before the application process please read the document prepared by the organizers, to have an opinion on the history and atmosphere in relation to the Town Hall building.

Studio Bibliotek  (22 May to 5 June 2017) - deadline 20th March

Studio Bibliotek is a two week residency programme based on the idea of making public spaces more accessible to arts and artists. And the arts to public spaces and people. During the two week programme the selected artist is expected to produce an artwork that could be displayed within the modest means of the library building. The works do not have to be related to books and/or book making, but are expected to be related to the city and/or library in Tranas and must be in tune with the atmosphere of the library. For further information on the library please click here. You are invited to apply in two steps: