Open Call: Residence in Jokkmokk

Open Call: Residence in Jokkmokk

Jokkmokks Municipality offers a research-based residence for visual artists and artisans for the Autumn 2022 season.

The residency is organised by the Sami cultural institutions Ájtte Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum, as well as the Sami Education Center/ Sámij åhpadusguovdásj and Sámi Duodji/ Sami Handicraft Foundation. Despite its small population with 4,900 inhabitants, the municipality has a rich cultural life and many active cultural workers.

During the stay, artistst will not only have the opportunity to meet local artists and artisans, but also to do research on a specific theme linked to the place. Residents will have their own room with a shared kitchen at Kulturhuset Gamla Apoteket, and their own workspace. The residency will end with a visit to the opening weekend at the Luleå Biennial.

During the stay, residents are expected to give a presentation of their artistic work. The residence is arranged by Kultur & Fritid, Jokkmokk Municipality and the Resource Center for Art in Norrbotten in collaboration with Gamla Apoteket. The residence in Jokkmokk is part of the network Swedish Lapland AiR with artist residence in Norrbotten.

The residence offers

  • Tax-free scholarship of SEK 20,000
  • Study visits/ activities/ materials/ travel costs up to SEK 15,000
  • Accommodation at Gamla Apoteket, shared shower, WC and kitchen
  • Private workspace
  • Tailor-made program during the stay based on theme/ wishes

NOTE: Any work produced during the residency is the artist's responsibility to transport home.

Criteria for applicants

  • Professional artist/artisan with at least 2 years experience
  • Both Swedish and international artist are able to apply
  • It is possible to apply as a duo, there are two bedrooms available


Send the following materials in one PDF:

  • Letter of motivation, why do you want to go to Jokkmokk and what do you want to research, maximum 1500 words
  • Pictures of previous work/ projects, maximum 5 projects and 3 pictures per project
  • Artist resumé
  • Your website/ Social media
  • Contact information

The deadline for the open call is 12 June 2022 at midnight. Applications should be sent to [email protected] and with the title ”Residens Jokkmokk 2022.” The decision will be announced in June.

Interviews with three selected artists will be conducted before the final selection. The date and time for the interviews are planned for 20 June 13.00 – 17.00.

For more information, visit the websites of Jokkmokk Municipality, Ájtte, Sami Education Center, Resource Center for Art, and Swedish Lapland AiR. In case of questions, contact Helena Adolfsson available at +4673 800 62 32 or [email protected]

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