CLOSED - Open call: Artist Residency in Jokkmokk, Norrbotten, Sweden

Place: Jokkmokks municipality
Time for residence: 16 September – 5 October 2024

We had over 460 applicants for the Jokkmokk Residency this year. We are therefore currently unable to give individual answers to all applicants. The jury is working on picking out the winning application. A few artists will be contacted during week 19 and be called for interviews during week 21. Shortly thereafter the chsosen artist will be announced.


Welcome to Jokkmokk, a city north of the Arctic Circle in Arctic Sweden and Sápmi. In the autumn of 2024, we will offer a residence for visual artists working in any artistic field.

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

You as an artist will have the opportunity to meet artists and artisans from the area, as well as focusing on your artistic work.

During the stay, we like to see the artist give a presentation of their artistic work.

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

The residence offers
•        Tax-free scholarship of SEK 15,000
•        Study visits/ activities/ materials/ travel costs up to SEK 15,000
•        Accommodation
•        Private workspace
•        Tailor-made program during the stay based on theme/ wishes
NOTE: any work produced during the residency is the artist's responsibility to transport home.

Criteria for applicants
•        Professional visual artists with at least 2 years experience
•        Both Swedish and international artist are able to apply
•        It is possible to apply alone or as a duo, there are two bedrooms available
Last day for Open call is March 17th at midnight. The decision will be announced in April. Send your application to: and mark the e-mail: ”residens Jokkmokk 2024”

Interviews with three selected artists will be conducted before the final selection.

Please put the following in one (1) PDF
•        Letter of motivation, why do you want to go to Jokkmokk and what do you want to research, maximum 1500 words
•        Pictures of previous work/ projects, maximum 5 projects and 3 pictures per project
•        Artist resumé
•        Your website/ Social media
•        Contact information
Do you have any questions? Contact:
Helena Adolfsson
(+46)73 800 62 32

More info
Jokkmokk municipality:
Ájtte Museum:
Visual Artists Support Centre in Norrbotten:
Swedish Lapland AiR:

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