Open Call Artist in Residence Örebro, Sweden

18.01.23 | Opslagstavle

AiR in Örebro County is an international and interdisciplinary artist-in-residence program. AiR in Örebro County is a fully funded residence program, inviting 4 contemporary artists, craftsmen, and designers, to live and work during a period of 5-6 weeks during 2023 in one of four participating municipalities in Örebro County.

The hosting sites have all a unique environment and history, spanning from the old mining areas of Hällefors, the historical Frövifors paper mill museum, the cultural heritage village of Nora and the university city of Örebro with its well-known and growing contemporary art biennial OPENART.

The object of the program is to initiate new professional networks through international exchange, develop the regional art scene, and offer the participating artists the possibility of elaborating on and exploring new processes, methods, and designs.

The program facilitates opportunities for residents to engage with institutions, organizations, local actors, and communities as well as the public.
Invited artists are provided with a working stipend of 36 000 SEK (including fees and taxes), accommodation, travel expenses covered, and studio and workshop space depending on the needs of the artist and place of residence.
Residents are expected to present their work in a public lecture, and to participate in network meetings. There are possibilities of giving a finalizing show or presentation of outcomes if requested by the artist.

Applicants must hold non-Swedish citizenship.

The Program

The program is held in English and is open to a multitude of disciplines.

The duration of the program is 6 weeks in total, divided in two periods. The first period consist of one week, serving as an introduction, networking and researching phase, which all residents partake. The second period consists of 5 weeks either in spring or summer/fall depending on the hosting site chosen.


First session is April 16th – 23th

Introduction, networking, research phase. All residents partake.

Second session

Work phase, each resident focuses individually on their project.

  • Hällefors have two options: Either June 12 th – July 14 th or August 14 th to September 16 th.
  • OpenArt August – September approximately 5 weeks
  • Frövifors July 31 – September 9th
  • Ljusstråk August 7th – September 4 th


Questions will be answered by Mattias Käll, Visual arts development manager in Region Örebro County:


Read more about the four hosting sites and find the application form on the webpage. 

Application deadline is February 6th 2023.


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