Self Care Then and Now Residency (Sweden)

Art Inside Out is offering a residency on the theme “Self-care then and now” in the health resort of Varberg, Sweden. 

The residency aims at an artistic activation of the heritage of the health resort, connected to various cultural sites, life stories, objects, and archive material, which also gives an opportunity for reflection about the ways history is written. 

How has the perception of self-care, health, and well-being evolved from the establishment of the health resort until today? What is the meaning of cultural, psychosocial and socio-economic perspectives for self-care?

The eight-week residency for three artists will follow the schedule: 

  • April 29–May 12 (research)

  • May 13–June 9 (production)

  • August 26–September 8 (presentation)


The residency is open for all artistic expressions and genres, with a particular interest in performance, sound, text, video/film.


Each artist will receive a grant of 88,000 SEK for an eight-week residency and a production budget of 20,000 SEK. Art Inside Out will cover all travel costs, and provide the chosen artist with accommodations and workspace. 

An artistic facilitator will be present during the entire residency period to support the artists in their creative processes. The artists will be given the opportunity to work independently or/and together.

At the end of the residency, there will be public presentations of the artistic processes on-site in Varberg municipality as well as other places in Region Halland and Sweden. Various public meetings will occur during the entire residency period.

Deadline: 15 January 2019

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