Previous residents

Amira Akbıyıkoğlu
Andrew Kenny

Anisur Rahman
Anna Ádám
Anthony Jones
Aya Imamura
Bahar Yurukoğlu
Bengt O Björklund
Bláithín Mac Donnell
Brian Questa
Çağrı Saray
Chris Ozzard
Cyntia Botello
Diana Jabi
Dominic Williams
Eda Emirdag
Eda Gecikmez
Elena Mazzi
Elis Hoffman
Ewa Kubiak
Felix Rapp
Fergus Byrne
Felix Rapp
Florent Di Bartolo
Fra Beecher
Ghaith Saleh
Gökçe Sandal
Gözde Robin
Gürkan Özturan
Hanneke van Ryswyk
Harry Sanderson
Hélène Mourrier
Henrik Eriksson
Inés Lampreia
Jackie Hayden
Jamie Sturrock
Jolene Mok
Jonas Bengt Svensson
Jonathan Murphy
Julia Dahee Hong
Karl Larsson
Kevin Ryan
Lauren Heckler
Lucy Durneen
Maria McManus
Martin Holm
Maximiliano Estudies
Mel Perry
Michelle Mahon
Michael Holt
Natalie Holborow
Nia Davies
Paul Creane
Petra Stenvall
Rashanna Rashied-Walker
Robert Ssempijja 
Sarah Edmonds
Seher Uysal
Sheila Creevey
Sine Ergün
Svea Schneider
Takuji KOGO
Tanya O’Keeffe
Tishani Doshi
Vasken Mardikian
Zeynep Beler
Zurab Rtveliashvili





Residency programs

Our cultural residency program has been running since 2013 under the theme, Connecting Creativity, and during that time has received, writers, activists, playwrights, curators, performers, artists, dancers, photographers and illustrators. We have welcomed people from, Sweden, France, Bangladesh, England, Georgia, United States, Italy, Finland, Canada, Scotland, Turkey, India, Portugal, Hungary, Argentina, Germany, Wales, Poland, Mexico, Japan, Belgium, Hong Kong, Syria and Ireland.

Our residency programs are:

CAiR-Web-2016Connections AiR, (January to December) 
is a space designed to facilitate experimentation and the freedom to create through research and concept development. Many of the residents describe it as a creative sanctuary.

Artists that have been working, researching and producing at one of the open call residencies or artists who are invited have the opportunity to come to work on individual projects or create their own residency with others.

To partisipate Apply here….


Air-Tranas-2016AiR Tranås (1-31 May) works with all mediums of contemporary art. This residency allows primarily two things, time and space, where the artist can practice their craft in a particular context which may inform that practice.

The residency is not taking place within a particular industry, organisation or building. Rather  it is taking place in a typical Swedish small town situation providing for inter cultural dialogue and the ability to interpret the global through the local.



TSHIRT_KULTIVERA (2)Coracle Europe Literary Residency 2016  (19 august – 11 September), is the third annual residency hosted by Litteraturcentrum Tranås in association with Write4word and Wexford Arts Centre as part of the Coracle Europe partnership.

Responsibility and Flippancy. 2016 sees a quarter of a millennium since Sweden became the first country in the world to write freedom of the press into its constitution. Freedom of the press, one of the four fundamental laws governing the constitution, is based on freedom of expression and speech – a central tenet of most democracies.

A small group of writers from across Europe and beyond will gather in the spirit of these themes to consider, collaborate and create within the curatorship of Dominic Williams from University of Wales Trinity Saint David.


Turkey---Scandinavia-Connections-2016-webAiR Turkey – Scandinavia Connections 2016 (17 Oct – 15 Nov)  is open to all forms of contemporary art practices. Kultivera is now providing residency opportunities for 4 contemporary artists and curators from Turkey and Scandinavia. The residency which is set in the context of a typical small Swedish town, allows primarily two things, time and space. Here artists and curators can develop their practice, exchange and explore ideas and expand their networks.

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


moving-city-tranasMoving City Residency  (3 – 16 October) the company ReAct! – Actions moving will create a performance with the people living in Tranås. Their goal is to have physical and creative workshops with a group of local volunteers, both indoors and outdoors. There will also be conversations to explore and discover the life of Tranås.

There will be 2 main questions: what is our relation with the public spaces? How does our creativity express itself in such spaces?

Rediscover Tranås, join the Moving City!



ScreendanceScreenDance residency  The ScreenDance residency consists of a two week residency for the winner of the Swedish Screendance Festival. The winner shall get the opertunity to continue developing in dance and film.


What is a residency?
Artist-in-residence programs
 and other residency opportunities exist to invite artists, visual artists, writers, dancers, performers, activists, film makers, curators, and all manner of creative people for a time and space away from their usual environment and obligations.

They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production. They also allow an individual to explore his/her practice within another community; meeting new people, using new materials, experiencing life in a new location. Art residencies emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture.

Sometimes residents become quite involved in a community – giving presentations, workshops, or collaborating with local residents. At other times, they are quite secluded, with ample time to focus and investigate their own practice.

Many times a residency experience is only the beginning of a longer relationship. Residents often return to complete a project they started, to begin a new collaboration, or participate in an exhibition, panel or workshop.