Norrköping Air offers three artists the opportunity to live and work in Norrköping, Sweden from June 1– August 31, 2014. It is the second year that we offer this summer residency to artists from all over the world to develop projects in dialogue with the Norrköping Air team and Swedish institutions.
1. What kind of artistic practice are we looking for?
∞ Norrköping Air focuses specifically on time-based art and process-based practices. We are particularly interested in work that can be presented in public spaces of the urban landscape or work that is site-specific, experimental and challenges or looks for alternatives to existing ideas, forms and norms.
∞ We are looking for projects to be developed in tandem with the other two residents’ practices and in dialogue with Norrköping Air’s partners in the region.
2. What do we offer?
∞ Each selected resident will receive a 15,000 SEK grant per month for the three months of June, July and August 2014.
∞ We offer accommodation and at least one return ticket to the artist’s country of residence*.
∞ We provide access to production facilities at Linköping University (mostly digital) as well as access to other work space(s).
∞ Each successful applicant will have an opportunity to show the work publicly with one of our partners in Norrköping and/or region.
∞ The grant includes a small budget for production and a public presentation.
3. What do we want from the applicant?
Each applicant is obliged to send in the following:
∞ There is no formal application form. The applicant should instead present a project that s/he would like to realize during the residency and how it connects to their current practice.
∞ The proposal should be no more than two pages long and emailed as a PDF with a maximum file size of 5MB.
∞ The proposal can be accompanied by text, drawings or images, but should also include documentation of previous work or links to one or more web sites with links to video work or film documentation of previous performances (5MB).
∞ A current CV (1MB).
∞ No other material should be sent in.
∞ The application should be sent to email@example.com no later than midnight CET, November 7, 2014.
Please note that the project description should describe a coherent project and at the same time, remain open so that it can be developed in collaboration with a curator, other artists or other collaborators so that it can be shown with one of Norrköping Air’s partners in the region. Please follow the above guidelines with great care. Applicants who do not follow the guidelines or who submit their applications late will not be considered for selection.
Norrköping Air puts great value in that the applicant should be willing to collaborate with the local art scene(s) and institutions that the residency is connected to. During the residency, the applicant should develop work that ideally will be shown in the second half of 2014. The residency focuses on collaborations and dialogues with the cultural life of Norrköping including; KSM at Linköping University, Vision Forum, Norrköping Art Museum, Verkstad, Museum of Forgetting, Rejmyre Art LAB and also with individual creators in the region. The residents should be able to present and conduct a seminar/lecture at KSM, Linköping University in conjunction with the residency of public presentation as well as explore the possibilities of collaborating with staff and students at KSM. Currently, a small project budget is available for making and presenting work, but Norrköping Air will actively seek to secure funding for production and find local sponsors and partners for the proposed project.
4. Important dates/Schedule
November 7, 2013 CET, 12 a.m - Deadline for submissions.
December 15, 2013 - The successful candidates will be notified and made public.
January 1 – May 31, 2014 - Preparation and development of the projects.
June 1 – August 31, 2014 - The residents will be living and working in Norrköping.
Autumn 2014 (dates TBD). Public presentation of the projects realized by the residents in conjunction with the Vision Forum autumn meeting in the presence of the residents.*
5. Sponsors and partners
Norrköping Air is run by KSM at Linköping University and Vision Forum. The program is supported by Iaspis, City of Norrköping and Östsam.
The selection is final. Only successful applicants will be notified. Norrköping Air will not leave any comments on applications that are not selected. The residents need to be present in Norrköping throughout the residency. If a resident needs to be absent from the residency, they need to discuss this with Norrköping Air in advance.
For questions about the residency and application procedure contact Aldis Ellertsdottir: aldis.ellertsdottir (at) gmail.com
For more information about Norrköping Air and previous residents.
For more information Vision Forum: