Swedish Lapland AiR is a cultural project aiming to build a network of artist residencies within Norrbotten, in northern Sweden. The creative programme is directed to visual artists interested in a new engaging practice. Sign up to our newsletter further down for open calls and news. 


"During my time at the residence I will experiment with different casting techniques for upcoming projects. I will work with various silicone and sand molds where I will cast sculptures in wax, concrete and metal. They will then be part of a larger installation which will be presented in Kiruna next year." 

In Jokkmokk, Petter will explore the relation between land, climate and building with a particular attention to temporary structures and recycled material as an adaptive and ecologically enmeshed architectural approach. This will encompass research into the nomadic traits of Sami tradition as well as inte Jokkmokk as a market place.    

During my time in Haparanda, I literally want to take on the dark time that hangs over us and the future, by putting myself in a physically dark place. With dark place I mean what nature, the time and the
earth´s epoch force us into. 

In the work ‘Big science small country', Erik Thörnqvist returns to the road his 
grandfather built in connection with the construction of Esrange space station.


The digital exchange is an opportunity for a creative practitioner based in Råneå and Berwick-upon-Tweed to learn about each other's practice and the creative communities they are part of within their respective rural localities.
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Plats: Samernas utbildningscentrum, Jokkmokk
Tid för Residens: 
27 september – 22 oktober 2021
Välkommen till Jokkmokk, en stad norr om polcirkeln i arktiska Sverige och Sápmi. Vi erbjuder hösten 2021 ett researchbaserat residens för bildkonstnärer.
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