Nordiskt Ljus offers artistic residency for 7 artists to 
discover the theme Nordic Resistance within open frames




July 16-18, 3 days

As a part of the art and culture festival NORDISKT LJUS, Nordiska Folkhögskolan and KulturUngdom invites you to a performing arts residence during a weekend for two groups / duos. The residence is for you who want to work and / or explore an artistic idea during a weekend. Maybe you want to rehearse a performance, research an artistic issue or work on something completely new? The residence takes place at Nordiska Folkhögskolan in Kungälv and two groups will be given access to work spaces, housing and food.

Who can apply?

You who are between 18-30, are based in the Västra Götaland region and are a practitioner of some form of performing arts can apply. You can be a duo, or a smaller group. Two different constellations are accepted for the residence. In total there are 7 places.


July 16-18. The residency begins on Friday afternoon and ends on Sunday afternoon.

What's included?

The two groups are given free access to a blackbox/studio during the weekend as well as free accommodation and meals at Nordiska Folkhögskolan.

How do I apply?

You apply by filling in a form where you tell us about who you are and what you want to do during the residency. The application for the artist residency opens on April 1 and closes on May 1.

About KulturUngdom

KulturUngdom is a non-profit association that backs, makes visible and develops initiatives around their own creation, projects and events by and with young people between 13-30 years in Västra Götaland. Since the start in 1994, we have been working to promote the right of cultural practitioners and organizers to influence and participate in cultural life. Whatever art form you engage in and in whatever form and size you want it to be expressed, we offer collaborations, networks and contacts locally, nationally and internationally. We also support with marketing, cultural support K-pengar and development. Our organisation is based on your ideas and visions, big and small. Everything is possible!

Read more about KulturUngom at


July 12 - August 8, 2021


Selection of residence participants was made to the summer of 2020. The artists have retained their place until 2021. 

Are you between 18-30 years, living in Västra Götaland and instead want to apply for our weekend residence in performing arts? Read more HERE

NORDISKT LJUS offers residencies for 7 artists during four weeks July-August, summer 2021. 

The theme for the residency is NORDIC RESISTANCE  and aims to discover the term Nordic resistance- and resistance in the Nordic region. Kungälv, where the residency will take place, is one of Swedens most popular hubs for right extremist movements, who tries to claim the notion of nordic resistance. We want to chance this and discover other forms of nordic resistance!

In the end of the residency the artists have the opportunity to show their work at the festival weekend at NORDISKT LJUS. 

Presented with support from Nordic Culture Point

NORDISKT LJUS is arranged by Nordiska Folkhögskolan that welcome students to courses in film, photo, theater,
visual arts, writing and music. The length of the courses vary from one term to a whole year.

Read more about the school and apply here!