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Apply before 2012-07-30 to Residence Botkyrka and its program Developing Nordic cities. We invite artists, architects, activists and others of interest to the residency program to apply for a one to two months residency in Fittja, Botkyrka through the Nordic residency program Developing Nordic Cities.

The residency periods are for August 2012 – January 2013.

Residence Botkyrka promotes site-specific, context-based art exploring the possibilities of art to influence a place and its identity. Residence Botkyrka works in public spaces and supports projects that are difficult to implement without a prolonged stay. Residence Botkyrka is also interested in the issues of co-creation and how the interaction between people can contribute to social change.

Botkyrka has adopted an extension of the so called “one percent rule”, where artists are offered the opportunity of a public commission to work within the municipal street and park design and wastewater treatment. Within the framework of Residence Botkyrka, artists are invited at an early idea- and planning stage of the development process. Residency artists are shortlisted to public art commissions.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Artist/architects/designers/curators/critics/cityplanners/activists eligible for Developing Nordic Cities can only be based in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, The Faroe Islands, Greenland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Åland. (Tax address applicable.)

The residency award includes travelling to and from the Residency in Fittja, Botkyrka, local travelling in the region, and a stipend of 1000 euro monthly, work space at the Multicultural Center in Fittja, as well as discount lunches at the Center and a shared apartment at Krögarvägen 26 in Fittja. (Private room, shared kitchen and bathroom, shared social spaces and a complimentary cleaning of shared areas.)

We would especially like to invite artists and architects interested in community projects and with a documented knowledge of a community art practice.
Please send us a personal letter and maximum 5 files (text, light jpgs, dvds etc.) of your practice. Send your application to: application@residencebotkyrka.se

A group of curators will make selections and the selections will be based on artistic quality and highest potential of local development for Fittja.

Please submit your proposal no later than July 30th 2012.
Developing Nordics Cities is supported by Nordic Culture Point.