KKV Luleå > Swedish Lapland AIR

KKV Luleå, an artist collective studio based in Luleå, a city close to the Arctic Circle in the north of Sweden, has issued an open call for its 2020 residency programme.

This is a production-based programme. The selected artist is given the opportunity to work in KKV Luleå’s workshops, which are fully equipped with machinery and tools. It is organised in two parts.

First, the artist will be invited for a week in March 2020 to do research and get to know KKV Luleå, as well as the artists, art institutions and other aspects of the surrounding area. KKV will arrange activities and meetings during the stay to explore the artistic and cultural context.

The second part of the residency is two months, between 28 April and 18 June 2020. The artist will work independently according to their needs and interests. Before the second part of the residency, the artist has to send in a sketch of their work plan and needs in terms of workshops, machinery, tools, etc. The artist also has to make sure the working materials will be in place before coming back in April.

During the stay, KKV Luleå like the artist to present their 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 involved within the network are also possible.

The residency programme will provide the artist with:

  • A grant of 20,000 SEK (~1900 EUR).

  • Travel up to 10,000 SEK (~950 EUR).

  • Material up to 5000 SEK (~475 EUR).

  • Transportation of work up to 2000 SEK (~190 EUR).

  • Accommodation in a 30 square metre private apartment in the center of Luleå. It’s possible to have two guests in the apartment.

KKV Luleå’s workshops are fully equipped with machinery and tools: graphic, screen printing, silk screen printing/serigraphy labs, ImageON (light box), enamel, sculpture (plaster, concrete, wax, stone, ceramic), wood, metal castings (bronze, aluminium), monumental spaces, digital art, and sewing/embroidery machine.

Applicants should be at least 30 years old, and live in Europe (applications from Swedish artists aren’t eligible).

Deadline: 12 January 2020

Find all details online.