Iaspis has twelve studios in Sweden, nine of which are located in Stockholm, and three courtesy of Iaspis’ collaborative partners in Gothenburg, Malmö and Umeå. Studio residences for Swedish artists are allocated as grants. Only applicants who are Swedish citizens or whose main artistic practice is in Sweden are eligible for grants. Two of the studios are reserved for artists who have recently graduated from a Swedish art academy.
Iaspis has eight studios abroad for artists based in Sweden. Grant recipients are offered the use of a studio, a furnished apartment and a grant to cover costs for subsistence during their residency. Presently, artists based in Sweden can apply for a studio residency in Berlin, Kairo, London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City and Amsterdam.
In the design area, various models of residencies will be tested in the next few years. Swedish practitioners will be offered the opportunity to work abroad for a period of time, and international designers, architects and craftspersons will be offered residencies in Sweden.
Visual artists, designers and architects may receive support for working or exhibiting their work abroad. The aim is to promote international cultural exchange for visual and design artists based in Sweden. The support for international exchange is financed and allocated by the Visual Arts Fund, which is part of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. As an artist working in Sweden you can apply for support to invite forwign practitioners or other people to Sweden for collaboration.
If you are professionally active in Sweden within the field of arts, crafts, design and architecture, you can apply.
International artists are invited by Iaspis and cannot apply for a studio grant.
"Where do artists come from?", question asked by guest producer Theo Ringborg during Open Studios, autumn 2011.
Ruth Ansel lectures in a seminar supported by Iaspis' grants for international exchange, 2009
Malin Arnell and Emma Hedditch, Iaspis Open House, 2008