Deadline: 25/02/2018

ARNA Midsummer Music 2018

Free Accommodation when composing your new music close to nature in Sweden.

Description of residency program
ARNA is a nonprofit organization. We support a sustainable development in the The Avian Kingdom with the vision that it one day will be the world's first UNESCO biosphere reserve to include the cultural dimension of sustainability. In the center of our work we place our artist in residence, where artists explore and express humans relationships towards nature. Each artist dedicate a couple of weeks of work, a time of exploring art and nature that give back to The Avian Kingdom a great variety of expressions, as through; photography, poetry, sculpture, music, animation, visual and mixed media arts. 

Duration of residency
Three weeks residency between 9th of June - 3rd of July 2017.
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Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
"Midsummer Music 2018" welcomes applications from musicians and composers to be inspired by Sweden's famous long summer nights and mythic Midsummer celebration. The residency has a keyboard, aucustic guitar and low tech music instruments. ARNA try to help out with simple requests.

3 residents share the residency house. The ARNA-house is situated just outside the village and has a big garden. There is only 400 meter to the village supermarket and the bus stop. The house is owned by an artist that now live in his earlier studio-house in the end of the garden.
Downstairs the house has a kitchen and a 40 m2 big room. The big room is used as a shared studiospace. Upstairs you find the bathroom, three bedrooms and a working area. All bedrooms have writing tables. Kitchen, bathrooms and laundry facilities are shared by the residents. The house is suitable for up to 6 people. Internet through Wifi is for free. Linen and towels will be provided.
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Studio/ workspace
The ARNA-house has a big room used as a shared studio space and two small studio houses in the garden.

Support - Midsummer Music 2018 offer
Free Accommodation.
Pickup with car for you and your stuff at the trainstation in Lund at arrival.
A welcome lunch or dinner together with the ARNA-people.
A guided tour in the Avian Kingdom to inspire you to explore it on your own.
You will meet friendly people in informal and inspiring ways, maybe making new friends in Harlösa and from around  the world.
You will experience Sweden's nature at its lightest time of year, the Midsummer. It is both mythical and part of every Swede's deepest being.
At departure we drive to to the train station in Lund.

An end of stay fee for cleaning is charged with 200 SEK/person.

Expectations towards the artist
To take part in the end of stay ”Work in progress concert”.

Application information
You apply through an email. You find how at: 

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ARNA Midsummer Music 2018

ARNA Midsummer Music 2018


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