Open call for Projekt K an international contemporary arts residency

Open call for Projekt K an international contemporary arts residency

Thursday 26th January

Project K
We are now welcoming applications from contemporary artists for the artist in residency "Project K". Project K is a themed residency program. Please read the information below about the theme.
"Project K"

Inspired by the stories of the writer Franz Kafka and many of his unfortunate protagonists sharing the initial K. in their names, the Project K. asks the artists to create a piece of work within the boundaries of the Town Hall in Tranås. The Town Hall is a place of bureaucracy, politics, state offices and provide the perfect opportunity to talk about endless documentation, rules and regulations, stately decisions and a bit of dark humor. The main hall of the building creates the perfect ground for the selected artist to install an artwork in relation to the Town Hall, which will be exhibited after June 15th 2017 for two months time. The selected artist will be an artist in residence at Kultivera for a month to create the site specific work and will be working in close contact with co-curators Seher Uysal and Michaela Langdahl, his/her accommodation/meals and a certain amount of production cost will also be covered. The selected artist will have the chance to have a modest amount of 10 000kr as an artist fee.

Before the application process please read the file to have an opinion on the history and atmosphere in relation to the Town Hall building.

You are invited to apply in two easy steps:
1. Personal information and
2. Application details.

Kultivera in association with the Coracle Europe partnership shall be providing residency opportunities for three contemporary artists from 17 May to 18 June 2017. "Project K" shall be curated by Seher Uysal Ph.D.

Applications are open to one contemporary artists . The residency offers a valuable support structure for emerging and mid career artists, and brings socially and critically engaging contemporary work to the local community.

Project K works with all forms of contemporary art. This residency allows primarily two things, time and space, where the artists can practice their craft in a particular context. The residency is taking place in a typical Swedish small town providing inter cultural dialogue and the ability to interpret the global through the local.

Programme Dates

Project K will run from the 17 May to 18 June 2017.
The application deadline is 6 March 2017.


The residency is open to contemporary artists. There is one places available in the residency. Artists must be able to cooperate when providing images and documentations (photography, interviews etc), participate in public pragrams (talks, outreach programs, workshops etc). And must stay in Tranås during the designated time of the residency.

What we Offer

Kultivera provides individual rooms for accommodation, and twenty-four hours access to both studios and facilities. Kultivera cover all costs, meals etc. during your stay at the residency and provide individual spaces and utilities.


The selection panel shall base their decision on:
Artistic statement (max 200 words)
A solid project proposal. (Max 250 words)
A CV max 2 pages
Portfolio (pdf file, max 10 samples of work.)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. A selection panel will review the submissions and make its decision solely on the information provided. The panel members include practicing artists and other arts professionals. Applicants will be notified of the results for the 2017 residency by email before 22 March 2017.


Please read our comprehensive FAQ section before you apply, and address all other enquiries to