Open Call: Artist Residency in Jokkmokk, Norrbotten, Sweden

Deadline Date: March 17, 2024

Donor Name: Swedish Lapland AiR

Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

Welcome to Jokkmokk, a city north of the Arctic Circle in Arctic Sweden and Sápmi. In the autumn of 2024, Swedish Lapland AiR will offer a residence for visual artists working in any artistic field.

In Jokkmokk, there are 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.

You as an artist will have the opportunity to meet artists and artisans from the area, as well as focusing on your artistic work. During the stay, they like to see the artist give a presentation of their artistic work.

The residence is arranged by Kultur & Fritid, Jokkmokk municipality and the Visual Artists Support Centre. 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 15,000
  • Study visits/activities/materials/travel costs up to SEK 15,000
  • Accommodation
  • 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.

Place: Jokkmokks municipality

Time for residence: 16 September – 5 October 2024

Criteria for Applicants

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

For more information, visit Swedish Lapland AiR.

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