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, America, Italy, Canada, Scotland, Turkey, India, Portugal, Hungary, Argentina, Germany, Wales, Poland, Mexico, Japan, Belgium, Hong Kong, Syria and Ireland.
Our residency programs are:
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 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.
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.
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 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!
AiR Dance and Movement Connections 2016.(24 Nov – 8 Dec) is set in the context of a typical Swedish town, allows primarily two things, time and space. Here residents can develop their practice, exchange and explore ideas with a focus on artistic development and does not have an emphasis on production. Tour de Dance shall starts up the residency with a workshop and after that it is self-organized by the artists.
Tour de Dance operated by producers Stina Dahlström, Tove Dahlblom and Anna Efraimsson / The Blob is an independent national structure for dance and tours. Tour de Dance homepage
ScreenDance 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?
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.