Invited artists are provided with a working stipend of 36000SEK (incl. fees and taxes), accommodation, travel expenses covered, and studio and workshop space depending on the needs of the artist and place of residence.
Invited artists pay for their own materials, meals and personal expenses.
Application is made through this online form. Applicants are asked to include a short project proposal, artist’s statement, 4 supporting images and a CV.
The jury will consist of representatives from the different hosting municipalities and organizations, together with representatives from Region Örebro County.
Region Örebro County is a political assembly elected by the citizens. An executive board leads and coordinates Region Örebro Countys activities, first and foremost in the field of the public health care system. Region Örebro County is also responsible for research, education and regional growth. It is also engaged in issues concerning economy, the European market, environmental issues, communications, tourism and culture.
AiR in Örebro County is a new international and interdisciplinary artist-in-residence program with an orientation towards art in the public space. It is a collaboration between municipalities and Region Örebro County. AiR in Örebro County also collaborates with local artists and art associations as well as the OpenART biennale. It is supported by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's international programme for Visual and Applied Artists, IASPIS.
AiR in Örebro County is a fully funded residence program, inviting 5 contemporary artists, craftsmen and designers, with an interest in working within the framework of art in the public space, to live and work during a period of 7 weeks during 2020 in one of four participating municipalities in Örebro County. The hosting sites have all unique environment and history, spanning from the old mining site in Stripa, the historical Frövifors paper mill museum, the cultural heritage village of Nora and weapon industry centre of Karlskoga, to the university city of Örebro with its well-known and growing contemporary art biennial OpenART.
The objective of the program is to initiate new professional networks through international exchange, developing the regional art scene and to offer the participating artists the possibility of elaborating on and exploring new processes, methods and designs in their work with art in the public space. The program facilitates opportunities for residents to engage with institutions, organizations, local actors and communities as well as the public.
The program is held in English and is open to a multitude of disciplines. Applicants must hold a non-Swedish citizenship. The duration of the program is 7 weeks in total, divided in two periods. The first period consisting of ten days, March 16-25, serving as an introduction, networking and researching phase, where all residents partake. The second period consists of 5 weeks either in spring or summer/fall depending on the hosting site chosen. For the second session, which is the work phase, each resident focus individually on their project. The residents can choose between the following two periods: 20 April - 24 May or 3 August - 6 Sepetember.
Information about the 5 different locations of the program:
Residents are expected to present their work in a public lecture, and to participate in network meetings. There are possibilities of giving a finalizing show or presentation of outcomes if requested by the artist. In Nora and Frövifors there are requests of a final exhibition.
Accommodation vary between the different locations. Please see the description above.
Studio and workshop spaces vary between the different locations, please see information above. Spaces are tailored as much as possible to the needs of the invited artists.
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