Ifö Center's Artist In Residence stipend!
Ifö Center is a new, artist-run cultural center at Lake Ivö in Bromölla, Sweden.
The project has a total of 4,500m2 (48,000 square feet) in an old ceramics factory and has opened up the previously closed industrial area of the factory for culture and tourism. Our collective builds everything itself and organizes courses, workshops and guided tours. Using the factory's outer walls, a world-class outdoor gallery is growing with works by internationally renowned street artists.
Ifö Center is a project platform and a resource for creativity, both for professionals and others. The basic idea is that we are stronger together - we help each other. Ifö Center's collective workshops are under construction but there is already a graphic print studio, kilns for ceramic and fusing, slab roller, clay pug, throwing wheels, woodworking machines, sewing machines (including an old one for shoes/leather), looms, concrete mixers, metal saw and tile cutters. There is plenty of floor space for large-scale projects. For projects that require welding or high ceilings, we have two more large halls on the ground floor between the factory and the art gallery.
As a resident, you have free access to the workshops and, if necessary, your own work space. Between April and the last of November 2018 (perhaps longer), Ifö Center has a large villa with nine rooms and two kitchens adjacent to the factory area. Here we can offer our residents free accommodation within short walking distance of Ifö Center, the beach, the train station, the library, a hardware store, the cinema, the art gallery, an outdoor gym etc. The art gallery is run by Ifö Center and a stipend period could lead to an exhibition or something different…it’s completely up to the resident. In some cases, Ifö Center can also provide financial support for travel, material and/or living. Ifö Center has a large local network and a volunteer group that can assist projects which might need extra hands. For street artists and others who wish to work in public environments, we can help arrange walls and other surfaces.
The stipend is primarily open to artists, artisans and art school students internationally. In terms of space and resources, we also accept applications from other entities such as independent groups with really good ideas. What you choose to create is completely up to you. Applicants should be self-motivated and work well within a collective.
The application must contain:
- CV, name and contact details
- a description of what you want to do (and why)
- what you require from Ifö Center
- if you will be receiving external financial support
- if your project would contribute in any way to the collective or surrounding society
- the amount of time you need and within what time frame you would like to come
A flexible time frame increases your chances to be selected. A well-prepared project can begin immediately after approval, regardless of location. Applications are received continuously and processed within approximately two weeks.
Application and questions may be addressed to Ifö Center c / o Teresa Holmberg Högsma 1030, 289 72 Sibbhult or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org