Production residence at KKV Luleå

Production residence at KKV Luleå

KKV is an Artist Collective Studio (KKV stands for "Konstnärernas Kollektiv Verkstad") based in Luleå. Among the 21 artistic collective workshops in Sweden, KKV Luleå is one of the largest with very well equipped creative labs. Their workshops are fully equipped with machinery and tools: Graphics, screen printing, silk screen printing/serigraphy, ImageON (light box), enamel, sculpture (plaster, concrete, wax, stone, ceramic), wood, metal castings (bronze, aluminum), monumental spaces, digital art, sewing/embroidery machine.

The residence programme they offer is a production based programme, where the selected artist will have the opportunity to work in the many workshops. The artist will be invited for a week in March 2020 to do research and get to know the people at KKV Luleå (Artist Collective Studio), artists, art institutions and the area. KKV will arrange activities and meetings in the art and cultural context during the stay. 
The second part of the residence is two months, between 28th of April and 18th of June. The artist will work independently according to their needs and interests. Before the second part of the residence the artist has to send in a sketch of work plan, need of workshops, machinery, tools etc. The artist also has to make sure the work material will be in place before coming back in April. During the stay, the organizers would like the artist to present his/her previous work during an 'artist get-to-gather'.

KKV Luleå is part of the Swedish Lapland AiR network with residencies in the north of Sweden. Study visits to partners in the network is possible. 

The residence program will provide the artist with:

  • Grant of 20 000 SEK (SEK- Swedish kronor); 
  • Travel up to 10 000 SEK; 
  • Material up to 5 000 SEK; 
  • Transportation of work up to 2 000 SEK; 
  • Accommodation: Private apartment in the center of Luleå city, about 30 square meters. It’s possible to have up to two guests in the apartment.

NOTE: The work produced during the residence is the artist responsibility and has to be transported out from KKV at the end of the residence program.

Criteria for the applicants:

  • Professional artists with minimum 5 years work experience;
  • Be 30 years or older;
  • Live in Europe (they do not accept applications from Swedish Artists at this open call);
  • Not be enrolled in educational institution during the program period. EXCEPTION: those who are in Ph.D. program are eligible;
  • Be in a state of good health and able to carry out daily activities on his/her own;
  • Have enough English skill to communicate with other artists and studio staff.

To apply, please send the following documents in one PDF file to [email protected], with subject “Residence 2020”. Deadline is 12th January, 2020 at midnight:

  • Motivation letter, why you would like to come to KKV in Luleå, maximum 1500 words
  • Photos of your previous works / projects, maximum 10 photos and 5 projects
  • CV
  • Address to webpage or other social media
  • Contact info