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Guest accommodation in Paris, Swedish Institute

For dancers, choreographers, and circus artists, directors and choreographers.

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Guest accommodation in Paris, Swedish Institute

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Dance and Circus collaborates with the Institut Suedois in Paris. The grant holder will get access to housing and a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during their stay. The purpose of the collaboration is to support artists’ opportunities to create, develop and nurture contacts abroad.

Description of the Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute (SI) is a government agency tasked with promoting trust in and interest in Sweden around the world as well as democratic, fair and sustainable global development. The Swedish Institute in Paris, SI Paris, is part of the Swedish Institute’s operations. The venue in Paris hosts programme activities involving music, literature, performing arts, design and visual arts, among others.

Julien Burgeois

Exteriors Swedish Institute, Paris

  • The Swedish Institute’s six guest flats are located in Sweden’s only cultural centre abroad: a 16th-century building in the Marias district in the heart of Paris. In 2019, the flats were renovated and furnished by some of Sweden’s leading interior architects and designers.

    The one-room flat has two beds and a small area for working at a desk in the room. The flats are mainly residential and cannot be used as a studio or rehearsal space. Pets and children under the age of 15 are not allowed in the guest flat.

    Virtual tour of the flats at the Swedish Institute

  • 2025

    Two weeks. Selectable periods:

    Monday 3/2 – Sunday 16/2, Monday 17/2 – Sunday 2/3

    Tuesday 4/3 – Monday 17/3, Tuesday 18/3 – Monday 31/3

    Thursday 3/4 – Wednesday 16/4, Thursday 17/4 – Wednesday 30/4

    Thursday 3/7 – Wednesday 16/7, Thursday 17/7 – Wednesday 30/7

    Monday 4/8 – Sunday 17/8, Monday 18/8 – Sunday 31/8

  • The grant amount is SEK 20,000 (two weeks) and intends to contribute to travel costs and living expenses during the stay.

  • Swedish Institute webpage (Öppnas i ett nytt fönster)
  • 2024

    Anna Aro
    Malin Ekwall
    Kaide Gonzalez
    Linn Ragnarsson
    Camilla Rud
    Tord Sandström Fahlström
    Veronica Tjerned
    Björn Vårsjö


    Louise Bjurholm Von Euler-Chelpin
    Teresia Björk
    Lisen Ellard
    Matilda Fleberg
    Lisen Pousette
    Mari Raudsepp
    Lisa Schåman
    William Säfström
    Kevin Wedin


    Mari Carrasco
    Bianca Traum
    Daniela Romo Pozo
    Efva Lilja
    Jennie Bergsli
    Fredrika Burvall
    Rannhvi Mebius-Schröder
    Maria Påhls
    Pietro La Loggia
    Oda Brekke
    Stina Ehn
    Benedikte Sundström Esperi


    Vejde Grind


    Fanni Ijäs
    Mari Rausepp
    Sanna Söderholm

Application and reporting requirements

  • You must be a professional artist in the field of dance and circus, such as dancer, choreographer, and circus artist, director or choreographer.

    To be considered a professional artist, you must earn a living entirely or partly from your artistic activities and regularly present your art to an audience or in an artistic context.

    You must be a resident in Sweden or practice most of your art here.

    You can be a foreign citizen and apply for our stipends and grants, but you must be a resident in Sweden or primarily practice your art here. If you are a Swedish citizen but live abroad, you must be able to demonstrate that most of your artistic activity takes place in Sweden.

    You must not be a student for more than 50 per cent of your time when an award decision is made.

    This means being enrolled in any type of studies, from undergraduate studies to doctoral studies and post-graduate education. You can be studying when you submit your application, but when a decision is made you cannot be enrolled for more than 50 per cent for a course or programme.

    You must not owe any unpaid Swedish taxes or fees to the Swedish Enforcement Authority or be declared bankrupt.

    This means that you cannot owe a debt on your Swedish tax account that has been passed on to the enforcement authority. This does not apply to other types of debts or charges from public organisations or private companies.

    You must not have received de minimis aid exceeding a total of 300,000 euros during the last three-year period.

    Stipends and grants from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee are subject to the provisions of the European Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/2031 on state funding, also known as de minimis aid.

  • The application for the guest accommodation is open once a year. See the application deadlines.

    You apply by logging in to “My pages”.

    In order to submit an application, you need to answer all the questions marked as mandatory in the form and attach work samples.

    Applications must be submitted by 14.00 CET on the application deadline.

    Work samples are mandatory
    Work samples should give a clear picture of your artistry. Samples should not be older than three years. It is important that you can be identified in the sample if it is from a group performance. You can provide links to Vimeo, YouTube or a website as a supplement in the application form. Make sure the links are working and specify passwords when needed.

    Number of files: 1-2
    File format: mp4 or mov.
    Total size of files: 250 mb

    Can I submit my application on paper?
    We recommend using our e-service to submit your application. It makes it easier for you to ensure that your application was registered and it allows you to follow your case via “My pages”.

    Application on paper

  • When we receive your application, we verify that you meet all the formal requirements. Members of the desicion-making group for dance and circus will then read your application. The members are practising artists or experts in the field of dance and cirucs. At least three people read each application. The decision is made by desicion-making group for dance and circus.

    If a member has a conflict of interest in relation to an applicant, that member is forbidden from participating in the review process or award decision for that application.

    How is your decision made?
    We select grant recipients based on the quality of artistic activities and the applicant’s financial need. This means that we assess the quality of the work samples and reference material that you submit. At the same time, we make an assessment of your financial need. This can mean, for example, that we do not prioritise an applicant who has a high income or has recently received other grants or stipends.

    In our selection, we aim to distribute the grants to artists in different parts of the country and across a variety of artistic expressions.

    How we avoid conflicts of interest

  • The grant does not need to be reported financially, but the grant holder report about the visit after returning home.

  • The grant are exempt from tax.

  • If you are awarded a grant for international exchanges and travel, you must state in all communications about your residency that it was carried out with the support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Please use the wording “with support from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee”.

    Use the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s logo in the appropriate contexts.

    How to use our logo


Anneli Strömqvist

Head of International Dance Programme, Head of International Circus Programme

+46 8-506 550 70 (Opens in a New Window)