Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten

Residency programme.
The residency programme at Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten is connected to the on site exhibitions produced by the organisation and is currently by invitation only.

With collaborations as a point of departure, Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten wants to promote both big and small cultural agents, organisations and initiatives who are already active in the area and highlight on the diverse artistic and cultural landscape present in Norrbotten. The organisation wants to show how various actors in the area complement one another in creating value for each other and for the area itself, not least in communities traditionally considered peripheral, where geographical distances are vast and population numbers are humble.

Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten produces the Luleå Biennial as well as various independent art projects in Norrbotten.

Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten is based in Kiruna however the organisation is active all throughout the region of Norrbotten. Depending on the form and scope of each individual project and the nature of its collaborators the residency can take place in one or several locations in the area.

Disciplines & topics. 
Contemporary art

Together with the collaborator for each project Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten organises housing for residency artists in connection to the relevant location. In Kiruna where the organisation has its base, there is an artist’s apartment with two bedrooms and a kitchen in the old city centre, provided by Kiruna municipality. This apartment is available for use by agreement.

Studio information & technical equipment.
Most residencies take their starting point in site specific projects. Any tools artists might need for their projects are provided by Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten in agreement with the artist.

Artists within previous residencies.
Anne Marte Overaa
Andreas R Andersson

Open calls

Only by invitation

About us.
Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten is a
non-partisan organisation based in the northernmost part of Sweden. The organisation strives toward making contemporary art available to the public, based on the motto “art for all”, as well as strengthening the role of art and artists in society. Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten wants to challenge current notions and promote art that is important for a broader audience than the majority society. Through a range of different strategies, methods, expressions and collaborations the organisation works to democratise art by inviting new target audiences to experience art and simultaneously working to develop the artistic field is the core of the organisation’s practice.

E-mail. maria.ragnestam@konstframjandet.se
Social media.

Andreas R Andersson, installation "När Jordens Rening Uteblev"
Andreas R Andersson, installation "När Jordens Rening Uteblev"
Anne Marte Overaa, fotograf: Anni Blohm
Anne Marte Overaa, fotograf: Anni Blohm
Kiruna wooden church
Kiruna wooden church