Open call for for one-month residency programme in Stockholm

Call for one-month residency programme in Stockholm promoted by Hangar, in collaboration with Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, the Nordic Art Association (NKF), and with the support of Ramon Llull Institute

Hangar centre for artistic research and production in Barcelona, is now accepting applications for a one-month residency programme in Stockholm in collaboration with Index-The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, the Nordic Art Association (NKF), and with the support of Institut Ramon Llull.

The one-month research residency programme is open to Catalonia-based artists or collectives of legal age whose practice is based on performative writing or uses text as an artistic method.

The residency will coincide with the presentation in the city of the work of Vaginal Davis in various institutions across Stockholm. Index will be hosting an exhibition on the writings of Vaginal Davis and, within the framework of that exhibition, a course at The Royal Institute of Art, running from June to August. The course is based on the idea of text as an artistic medium and will observe, and present content related to performative writing, the relationship between writer/sender and reader/receiver, and text as an artistic method in performance.
Should Vaginal Davis’ work be of interest to the applicant, please mention so in the application.

The selected artist will receive a grant to carry out a one-month residency in Stockholm, running from August 5th to September 2nd, 2024.

About the organisations
Index has a history of more than 40 years behind it. Firstly, with a focus on photography and publishing, and for the last 25 years, with contemporary art as its cultural sphere. Index has been extremely important for the artistic context in Stockholm and the art world of northern and Central Europe; however, Index is not just history. They work with contemporary questions, using clear tools and formats. The size of Index is “human,” and the contact with its visitors is defined as a permanent dialogue. Being placed at the center of Stockholm helps Index to be understood as a key institution and node within contemporary art networks. Index has multiple public roles as an art institution. They are a platform for artists and for audiences. They understand that the role of an art institution like Index does not begin and end with an exhibition; instead, there is an ongoingness to the activities, research processes, learning programs and relationships between Index, artists and audiences. Index works with an artistic conceptual approach that aims to carve out space and time for criticality, dialogue, curiosity and building discursive situations that develop the role of art today.

The Nordic Art Association (NKF)
The Nordic Art Association (NKF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the visual arts in the Nordic countries, aiming to create networks both locally, nationally and internationally. NKF was founded in 1945 with branches in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the autonomies of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Åland and the Sámi People. NKF runs an international residency programme, in order to stimulate artistic production, and a programme of public events to promote exchange of ideas between artists, curators, researchers, and the public. NKF also runs temporary projects with the aim of promoting interdisciplinary collaborations and mobility with global reach. NKF’s board consists of artists and curators.

Terms and conditions
1. Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file
2. Each candidate may include no more than one project in their application.
3. Group projects may be submitted, provided that one member of the group is chosen to represent it.
4. The selected participant will receive the following from Hangar:
— Fees: €1,500 gross.
— Up to €800 gross for living expenses.
— A round-trip to Stockholm up to €500 gross.

The institutions collaborators will offer:
— Curatorial accompaniment from Index.
— Accommodation and studio space at NKF.

— The work carried out within the residency period may lead to an inclusion in the Index public programme organized by Index at the Royal Institute of Art.
— To include the following organizations’ logos in the communication of the project: Hangar, Index, NKF and the Ramon Llull Institute.

Selection process
Applications must be sent in a single PDF document (attached to an email with a subject that follows this format: Residency_ Stockholm_FIRST NAME_SURNAME) to veronica(at)

The following information must be included in the document:
1. Personal details:
— First and last name.
— Full address (including city and country).
— Telephone number.
— E-mail address.
— Date of birth.
— Nationality.
2. A brief biography of the applicant, setting out their main lines of work and research (maximum 500
characters, including spaces).
3. The applicant’s CV (maximum 1,500 characters, including spaces).
4. A summary of the project (maximum 2,000 characters, including spaces) whose practice is based on performative writing or uses text as an artistic method. The residency project can also relate to the writings and work of Vaginal Davis, and may lead to its inclusion in the symposium organized by Index at the Royal Institute of Art.
5. Up to five images of the project.

— Applications that are missing any of the required information and/or are longer than the stated limits will be rejected.
— Applications must be submitted in English.
— Applications can be submitted by natural persons only, either individually or in groups, in which case they must designate a representative, whom the other members of the group must authorize to represent them, and who will deal with all contractual matters.

Selection board
The selection board will be composed of the following members:
— Two members of Hangar.
— Two members of Index.
— Two members of NKF.

Assessment criteria
The selection board will consider each project based on the following criteria:
– How well the proposed research matches the above aim of application.
– The project’s relevance, importance and interest.
– The applicant’s artistic background or research experience.

Application submission period: from March 1st to April 2nd, 2024, at 23:59 (GMT+1).
The results of the selection process will be announced by mid-April 2024.
Residency programme: one month, from August 5 to September 2, 2024.

For further information:
Veronica Valentini
+34 93 308 4041

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