30 Sep 2011
Residence Botkyrka | art as a catalyst in society
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Residence Botkyrka promotes site-specific, context-based art exploring the possibilities of art to influence a place and its identity. A new residency programme for internationally active artists, curators and architects interested in working site specifically.
In Botkyrka art is used as a catalyst in the social structure. Residence Botkyrka is a studio program for internationally active artists, architects and curators. Here different skills and experiences come together and develop at the intersection of artistic work, research, educational work, social and urban planning.
Botkyrka is part of Greater Stockholm and is one of Sweden’s most international municipalities with people from about eighty different countries speaking more than hundred languages.
Residence Botkyrka promotes site-specific, context-based art exploring the possibilities of art to influence a place and its identity. Residence Botkyrka works in public spaces and supports projects that are difficult to implement without a prolonged stay. Residence Botkyrka is also interested in the issues of co-creation and how the interaction between people can contribute to social change.
Residence Botkyrka is a context-based residency program for internationally active artists, curators and architects who are interested in working site specifically. Residence Botkyrka is exploring new forms of art in the public space and is supporting projects that are hard to make without a longer stay. Residence Botkyrka wants to create good conditions for artistic freedom and develop the local participation.
The residency program is still new and we are continuously inviting artists. But is it also possible to contact us if you are interested in visiting the residency. The length of the staying varies between one and three months. Depending on how the work develops it is also possible to come back for a follow-up stay.
13 Jun 2011