Stiftelsen Gamleby Tingshus /Foundation Gamleby Courthouse

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Gamleby Courthouse Foundation was formed in 1960 after the court held its last meeting in December 1959, and moved to Västervik, a larger nearby town.

The Foundations mission is to manage and maintain the courthouse building and support cultural activities in the building, as well as preserve the old courtroom as a museum.

During 50 years there has been a lawyers office, doctors surgery, municipal music school, educational associations and student housing in the building. The Courthouse along with the garden is a Cultural Heritage building, for more visit:

Cultural Society Ting For Everyone was formed in 2015 and officially opened as a cultural centre with the ambition that the house should be buzzing with cultural activities. Cultural Society is currently renting the old residence apartment and kitchen garden. For more information visit:

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Welcome to Tingshusresidens in an old courthouse building in Gamleby, Småland!

The Courthouse Residence is located in an old courthouse registry on the ground floor. There are two large studios and a fully equipped kitchen.The old notary rooms on the top floor have two smaller studios with bedrooms and a small common kitchen and shower. There is also a washing machine.

The museum and a small gallery are located on the second floor.

This is a great place for inspiration and art making. Take one of our bicycles and you can go on a great adventure! Climb the mountains or find the hiking paths that take you through deep forests,and step right into Astrid Lindgren´s stories! Go for fishing and sailing or swim in the Baltic Sea just a few minutes away. We are close to everything!
Gamleby is next to the city Västervik witch you can reach by bus or train.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

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


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition

Open studio/presentation.

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
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train


By car

Stockholm-Norrköping-Gamleby Road E4 and E22

Malmö-Kalmar-Gamleby Road E22

Nearest airport

Arlanda and Skavsta

Contact information

Stiftelsen Gamleby Tingshus /Foundation Gamleby Courthouse
Storgatan 1
59432 Gamleby

Phone: +46708786492

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