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Artist Residency in Jokkmokk, Norrbotten (Sweden)

View over a lake towards a mountain.

An artist residency in Jokkmokk, a city north of the Arctic Circle in Arctic Sweden and Sápmi, is now open for applications from Swedish and international visual artists working in any artistic field, to stay from 16 September to 5 October 2024.

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 of 4,900 inhabitants, the municipality has a rich cultural life and many active cultural workers.

The residency is arranged by Kultur and Fritid, Jokkmokk Municipality and the Visual Artists Support Centre and it is part of the network Swedish Lapland AiR with artist residence in Norrbotten.

It is possible for a duo to apply. Selected artists will have the opportunity to meet artists and artisans from the area, as well as focus on their artistic work. During the stay, the organisers like to see the artist give a presentation of their artistic work. Any work produced during the residency is the artist’s responsibility to transport home.

The residency offers the following:

  • Tax-free scholarship of 15,000 SEK
  • Study visits/activities/materials/travel costs up to SEK 15,000 SEK
  • Accommodation
  • Private workspace
  • Tailor-made programme during the stay

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