IASPIS Artist-in-Residency


Deadline 15 october 

Every year, a few international artists are invited to Gothenburg for a three month residency through IASPIS, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists (www.iaspis.se). The aim of the residency is to promote and provide support for exchange between international artists and local Gothenburg artists, institutions and other art initiatives. Iaspis collaborates with a local group in Gothenburg who collects and processes local proposals and presents them to a decision making board at The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

The Iaspis-group in Gothenburg now welcomes proposals for 2 international visual artists to be invited for a residency scheduled between August – October 2021. Proposals can be made by Gothenburg-based artists, institutions and other art initiatives. Please note that international artists cannot propose themselves to be invited to the residency.

The selected artist will have access to a guest studio at Konstepidemin, which also serves as living quarters. The artist will receive a stipend of 15 000 SEK/month, and Iaspis will also cover the travel expenses to and from Gothenburg. The stipend is not remuneration for work but a tax-free stipend given for artistic excellence.

Konstepidemin’s residency programme and the local Iaspis-group will do their best to support the visiting artist to have a valuable exchange with the city and the local art scene. 

Proposals should be emailed to: iaspisgbg@galleribox.se  

Deadline: October 15

The proposal should include:  

– Complete name, address and contact for both the proposed artist, as well as for the contact person submitting the proposal.  

– Link to website or online portfolio for proposed artist (An attachment with a portfolio of under 6mb is also acceptable)  

– Short presentation of the artist and their work of max. 500 words  

– Short description of any potential planned activities (workshops, shows, etc.) or projects that the artist might engage in whilst in Gothenburg.  

– Proposed artists, curators, etc. that the visiting artist might meet during the  residency period. 

Please note that the proposed artist must have been contacted and been familiarized with the circumstances for the residency before the proposal is submitted.

The invited artist should be an artist that could be expected to engage in an rewarding exchange with the regional art scene and that might provide valuable experiences for our relationship with the outside world.


It is also possible to suggest Expert visits, such as curators or writers, for visits to Gothenburg. Link to documents to fill in for proposals for Expert visits: www.konstnarsnamnden.se/default.aspx?id=15979 

In the case of an approved Expert visit proposal, travel and accommodation are paid for by the Artists’ Committee / Iaspis, and a visit program is set up in collaboration with the proposer.

The local Iaspisgroup in Gothenburg consists of representatives from Göteborgs Konsthall, HDK-Valand, Röhsska museet, Göteborgs konstmuseum, GIBCA, Röda Sten Konsthall, Galleri Four, Konstepidemin, Galleri 54, ICIA as well as Galleri Box that is currently acting as Convener of the group.


Galleri Box takes over the chairmanship of the Iaspis-group in Göteborg.

Within the framework of the International Artists Studio Program In Sweden 2 artists are each year offered a 3-month residency in Göteborg in one of the live/work studios at Konstepidemin.  To apply the artists must be recommended by a local host, there is no way of applying individually. We accept applications twice a year, spring and fall. Dates will be published here.

The IASPIS- group Gbg jointly makes the decision and suggests two artists to invite, the final decision is then made by  Konstnärsnämnden in Stockholm, that finances the costs for travel and stipend.

The residency is for 3-months. The artist receives  a stipend of 15 000 kr/month for living expenses and will be given access to a live/work studio at Konstepidemins. The residency program at Konstepidemins and the Iaspis-group will support the artist in order for the residency to be as fruitful as possible.

The Göteborg IASPIS group consists of representatives from Göteborgs Konsthall, Akademin Valand, Röhsska, Konstmuseet, Gibca, Röda Sten, Konstepidemin, Galleri 54 samt representant från Galleri Box which is also the convenor of the group.

For questions please contact Rickard Eklund via iaspisgbg[at]galleribox.se

Iaspis group in Göteborg:

Galleri Box (Samordnande) – Rickard Eklund – iaspisgbg[at]galleribox.se

ICIA – Anna Bloch 

Röhsska – Ann Bergström

Galleri 54 – Gustavo Perillo 

Konstepidemin – Johan Zetterquist

GIBCA  – Ioana Leca 

Röda Sten – Mia Christersdotter Norman & Mariangela Méndez Prencke

Akademin Valand – Niklas Östlind 

Göteborgs Konsthall – Stina Edblom 

Göteborgs Konstmuseum – Anna Hyltze 

Gallery Four – Ammeli Engström

HDK – Ulf Dalnäs

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