Apply before the 1st of May

Nordiskt Ljus welcomes artists based in the Nordic region to apply for our artistic residency program between 3-30 July 2023. The residency takes place at Nordiska folkhögskolan in Kungälv for one month, where you are invited to develop artistic work together and side by side with others. 

Kungälv, where Nordiska folkhögskolan is located, is one of Sweden's largest hubs for right-wing extremism. Nordiskt Ljus works as a counterforce to this, by examining artistic and human ways to resisting fascism and nationalism. By taking part of our residency program we wish you to explore ideas and concepts around this situation with us. How you interpret this is up to you - we encourage both explicit and non-explicit artistic relations to these themes. All art forms can apply. 

We welcome you to explore and develop your artistic ideas in a free and immeasurable context!


- Free accommodation for one month
- Three meals a day 
- Travels to and from Kungälv
- A scholarship of 5000sek
- Access to work spaces and gear (desk space, simpler studio space, movement hall, blackbox, classrooms, library, recording equipment, computer software, etc.)
- A showcase of your work during Nordiskt Ljus finishing festival weekend

To apply, you need to:

- Be at least 18 years old
- Be based in a Nordic country (you can be born anywhere in the world)
- Have previous experience of artistic work (from folkhögskola, university or through work experience)
- Be able to stay at the residency all month (exceptions can be made for you who have children, or other specific needs that requires you to leave at times). 


The dormitories in the area are on the ground floor and there is a lift in the main building. For questions regarding accessibility, please contact

We look forward to receive your application!