BRUNAKRA Temporary is a residency program dedicated to artists, writers, journalists, researchers, and human rights activists. We aim to provide time and space to work with an on forehand decided project. The program is offering housing, workspace and arranges a public event at the end of the visiting period of four weeks. BRUNAKRA is located outside Simrishamn in Southern Sweden.
The residency program BRUNAKRA Temporary has grown out of personal interest for art and society particularly focusing on the artistic and productive processes. It has from the start been the ambition to offer a sanctuary free from commercial interests giving time and space to work undisturbed on a dedicated project. We’re also aiming to create interconnectivity between practitioners within humanities and groups that generally is seen as standing further from access to cultural capital.
⇨ VISION STATEMENT
We believe in resistance, defending the slow against the fast, the fragile against the rant, the low-tuned against the volatility, the spontaneous against the smart, the fun instead of the boring. In general, we believe in opposition. Accordingly lays the ambition to operate an international residency program in the remote area of south-east Sweden.
BRUNAKRA Temporary (Brunåkra Kulturförening) has offered residencies in various forms to artists, journalists, and writers since 2010. Today the overall ambition is to attract international cultural practitioners and to offer an exchange of ideas with local and national networks.
The residency program has been built up gradually over the years and we’re now able to offer three resident periods a year. The long term ambition is to invest in the development of a heated workshop and possible additional accommodation to be able to grant two or more guests at the same time.
We offer our residents four weeks stay, the time is supposed to be used to concentrate on a project defined when applying for the residency. At the end of the visit we normally arrange a public presentation by the resident, attended by a regular and recurring audience. The residents are also welcomed to seek contact with local partners for workshops or other kinds of exchanges.
⇨ RESOURCES AVAILABLE
A previous garage has been redecorated into a lodge with two bedrooms, a combined living area and kitchen together with a bathroom. The house is overlooking the open landscape as well as the nearby Baltic Sea and in the distance Bornholm island.
A rough workshop for carpentry or related work is available today. In the future the workshop is planned to be developed into a more efficient area with heating and sufficient equipment for visiting residents.
3. Barn/ exhibition area
The barn offers loads of space for events and exhibits with a separatly installed cube for more delicate settings. There is a sound system available as well as a projector.
4. Public presentation
At the end of the period we normally do a public presentation by the resident together with an open dinner.
5. Workshops/ Exchange program
Together with the residents, we are open to arranging workshops and exchanges with local and national partners, depending on the time and resources needed.
The residency is free to attend. All running costs apart from lodging are paid by the resident, this includes materials, gas, subsistence costs, and travel. We are however happy to assist residents with what’s needed to apply for funding to cover expenses attached to the stay.
The stay will be formed individually due the field of work of the resident in question together with collaborative partners or by contacting partners outside our current network to match the resident’s needs.
To qualify for a residency at BRUANKRA the applicants will need to operate within the fields of arts and humanities together with being able to present a defined project to work on during the stay. We’re only offering stays to international applicants.
We accept applicants to our residency program by judging three criteria.
- The nature of the project that the applicant will work on, that we find it interesting
- The level of thoroughness and attention to detail in the application
- That the project will have a life, and have potential to be developed further also post the residency
⇨ TO APPLY
We’d like to see a description of the project that you aim to work on while visiting, please give a brief background on the project together with the aspirations for the project. Also, attach a resume, and if available link references to previous work samples. Don’t forget to apply full contact details together what dates you’d like to visit. Our residency periods are primarily between mid-March and mid-June.
We’re continuously receiving applications, but we’re more thoroughly evaluating the submissions during fall. Therefore it may take some time before you hear anything back from us.
Finally, below is our submissions form. Fill out the details and upload your project description and resume as PDF. Thank you for applying to BRUNAKRA.