General information

Brief description of organisation

2009, artists and locals together, started a program to develop the Avian Kingdom to become an international venue with a focus on human relations towards nature. Since 2011, the work is done through the non-profit organisation ARNA (Art and Nature). ARNA runs an international artist in residency, placing it in the center of all the organization´s work as a connector between local and global perspectives.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

ARNA in the Avian Kingdom - where art meets nature.

Our vision is for The Avian Kingdom we are situated in to become the world´s first UNESCO biosphere reserve to include the Culture dimension of sustainability.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Architecture
  • Natural Sciences, as biology, ecology and sustainability.
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 3 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time


Grants available

It is necessary to read the information for each call for applications thoroughly as the calls can include, or not, grants. When we need cash to build more facilities for artists at the residency we rent out residency stays. Often we can offer Accommodation Grants, meaning housing without cost. When developing art projects we cover housing and try to also cover costs for travels.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food

Depending on the residency project so read the info for the call of application.

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
  • Other

Depending on the residency project so read the info for the call of application.

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
  • Musical Instruments
  • We discuss resources individually and try to help each artist.
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions
  • Open Studios. For more info read the single announcements.

How to reach

By train

Take the train to the city of Lund. Here you take the bus 155 to the last stop, Harlösa. The bus takes 50 minutes.

By plane

Kastrup airport in Copenhagen, Denmark. Take the train from the airport to the City of Lund in Sweden(30 minutes). In Lund you take bus 155 to the last stop, Harlösa. The bus takes 50 minutes.

By car

ARNA is situated in the most southern part of Sweden in a village called Harlösa. On E22 between Lund and Hörby at the interchange called Gårdstånga (exit 23), drive east in the direction toward Sjöbo on road 104. After 13 kilometers you enter the village Harlösa and here you find ARNA.

Nearest airport

Kastrup international airport in Copenhagen

Link to Google Maps

Find us on Google Maps

Contact information

Kontorshuset Lidvagen 16
24164 Harlösa

Phone: +46 46 614 20

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