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To customize international collaborative exchange projects


To customize international collaborative exchange projects

Date: Monday 7 February 2011
Time: 3.00 – 5.00 pm
Place: The Project room, Iaspis, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Maria skolgata 83, 118 53, Stockholm, Sweden.
Welcome to a public meeting on how you – as a Swedish resident and practitioner within the field of craft, design, fashion or architecture – can customize your own collaborative project together with international colleagues.
The meeting highlights the many opportunities of applying for these so called Do-It-Yourself-residency grants, which are especially developed for professionals within the diverse areas of form, design and architecture, with an aim to work explorative with self-initiated, collaborative projects.
The Do-It-Yourself-residencies last for 2-3 months with the support from Iaspis, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. This meeting is a very good opportunity to straight out any question marks in relation to the application process, such as; how should the application be formulated? What is requested from the grant holder? What are the aims of the grants? Who is distributing the money? How do you write a qualified application?
Four Do-It-Yourself-residencies are realized during the autumn 2010 and spring 2011 and you will have the chance to meet three of these grant holders during the meeting the 7 February. They will talk about their experiences as organizers of DIY-residencies. The next application deadline is February 15, 2011.
Programme and participants
Lars Olof Gustafson, secretary of The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Lars Olof will make a presentation introducing the different forms of grants and answer questions from the audience.
Lisa Torell, artist, will make an account of her DIY-residency where she invited the fashion group Rozalb de Mura from Bucharest for a stay in Stockholm during October 2010. Born in 1972 in Gothenburg Lisa Torell is now living and working in Stockholm. She was trained as an artist at Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University, Art & Architecture at The Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm and has received a MFA from The College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm. Lisa Torell has exhibited lately in exhibitions such as; Ta plats curated by Po Hagström, The bus at the station, Konsthall C, Sweden and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany.
Anna Holmquist, industrial product designer, Folkform, will tell us about Folkforms plans and vision for the spring 2011 when they are organising a DIY-project with their invitee, the Czech glass and porcelain designer Maxim Velcovsky. The workshop result will be exhibited at Färgfabriken. Stockholm-based Folkform is a design studio run by industrial designers Chandra Ahlsell and Anna Holmquist. They work on their own independent collections as well as with clients.
  Jake Ford, graphic designer, Medium, will give us a short report from his DIY-collaboration with graphic designer Tom Mower. Their project revolved around alternative audio guides. Medium is a creative studio based in Stockholm producing projects related to public space, architecture and visual culture. Projects by Medium often focus on the context of our everyday lives, the commonplace things that often go unnoticed. Medium is run by Jake Ford, Martin Frostner and Lisa Olausson.
Images: From left to right Maxim Velcovsky, Rozalb de Mura, Medium+Tom Mower
Please, be on time! Maximum of 70 people allowed in.
For more information and inquiries, please contact: Annika Enqvist, Iaspis:

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