AiRS - Skövde Konstmuseum

General information

Brief description of organisation

Skovde Art Museum is a municipal art museum located in the Culture Center where there also is a library, cinema, city museum, concert hall and restaurant. The art museum collection is primarily Swedish art modernism to contemporary. Skövde Art Museum has also participated in many projects for public space. The museum, cultural center and artist residency program is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression.

Curator AiRS: 2018/19 In-house, Skövde Art Museum
Curator AiRS: 2014-2018/19, Anna Viola Hallberg, independent curator & artist

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

AiR Skövde is a residency program hosted by Skovde Art Museum for international artists founded in 2014 located in West Sweden.

AiRS is based on dialogue between the artist and society, where the museum is an integral part. We look for artists to the residency that sees art as a cummunicative practice. It is a residency for artists working with participatory, engaged, and critical practices.

AiR Skövde is semi directed residency, 2014-2019 the program investigates ”boundaries” in and between different societies, locally and/or internationally. Suggested themes are, but not limited to; migration, democracy, voice, ownership etc. We encourage work with attempt of claiming or having a critical stance to sites in public or semi public spaces.

AiRS cover travell costs, accommodation, a grant and a limited project budget.

The program was founded in 2014. Each year a new focus area is selected.

As a preamble to the residency we were part of a four city mural arts project, Mural 2012, working with community murals where local artists worked together with four artists from Mexico.

2019 Khin Thethtar Latt aka Nora, Yangon, Myanmar (Grant from West Sweden Region)
2018 Rui Mourão, Lisbon, Portugal (Grant from West Sweden Region)
2017 Lhola Amira, Cape Town, South Africa (Grant from West Sweden Region)
2016 Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo, Havana, Cuba (Grant from West Sweden Region)
2014 Anastasia Vepreva, Saint Petersburg, Russia School of Engaged Art, Saint Petersburg Russia (Grant from West Sweden Region & Swedish Institute)

For 2019 the regional focus (call to artists) will be posted in late April 2018

- AiRS (in Swedish):
- Skovde Art Museum (in Swedish):
- Skovde:
- Västra Götalandsregionen (West Sweden Region):

Collaborating with arts/educational institutions/civic society:
- Skövde Konstskola:
- Skaraborgs Konstgrafiska verkstad:
- Galleri Lucifer:
- KAC (Kulturarbetscentrum)
- Skövde University:
- RFSL Skaraborg/Lgbtq:
- After Art (network and gathering with local artists)

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Film Making
  • Performing Arts
  • Socially Engaged Art/Art in Public Sphere/Social Change
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Other

Residency budget accommodates one artist. Apt can take small group/duo but funding is only for one person.

Grants available

Grant covers: travel costs, accommodation/workspace, visa, local travelcard, bike, network of local artists, curatorial dialogue prior to arrival, curatorial meetings weekly during the residency, support from museum such as technical resources, and a limited production budget and a grant.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Other

Insurance, visa, etc

Expectations of the artist
  • Other

See description of residency.

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure


Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • (stairs only to second floor)
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Printmaking Facilities
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant

How to reach

By train

Train from two major airports in Sweden GOT or ARN.
Skovde Art Museum and the residency studio/apt is located next to the train/bus station

By plane

Arrival to one of the two major airports in Sweden located in Gothenburg and Stockholm and from there you take a train to Skovde.

Captions images
2.Resident artist 2018 - 2018 Rui Mourão, Lisbon, Portugal
3.Floorplan, residency studio & apt
4. Resident artist 2017 - Lhola Amira (Lagom: Breaking Bread with The Self-Rightous, 2017 (Giclée Print on Hannemule Photo Rag Baryta Disec 25x40 cm), Cape Town South Africa
5. Resident artist 2016 - Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo, Havana, Cuba

By car

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Nearest airport

Gothenburg or Stockholm then connection by train

Contact information

AiRS - Skövde Konstmuseum
Tradgardsgatan 7, 2nd fl
54130 Skovde

Phone: +46 73 442 03 94

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