Artist in residency

ARNA - Art and Nature
ARNA is a nonprofit organization. We support a sustainable development in the The Avian Kingdom with the vision that it one day will be the world's first UNESCO biosphere reserve to include the cultural dimension of sustainability. In the center of our work we place our artist in residence, where artists explore and express humans relationships towards nature. Each artist dedicate a couple of weeks of work, a time of exploring art and nature that give back to The Avian Kingdom a great variety of expressions, as through; photography, poetry, sculpture, music, animation, visual and mixed media arts.

A variety of calls for residency periods and projects
ARNA announces, usually during the winter and spring, 3-5 calls for projects and residency periods. Each residency period, or project, has their own aim and financing. Sometimes ARNA offer periods for rent without any obligations from our side, other times we offer Accommodation Grants and in return we ask for a concert or other public engagements. And sometimes it is a project where the artists dedicate their time at ARNA to the aims of a project and in those cases we might also be able to pay for the flights. So it is important to read the information for each call for applications.

Activities and events during stay
Each residency project or period includes a variety of activities for the artist to meet the public, as open studios, artist talks, workshops, concerts and exhibitions, each depending on the theme for the residency period. ARNA is situated on the countryside so the art events are intimate and informal. What expected from the artist is described in the different calls for applications.

Housing
ARNA rent housing for the residents in the village of Harlösa. Read more about housing here

The village of Harlösa
Harlösa is a small village with 850 inhabitants. It has a grocery, a public library and a pizza restaurant. Buses to nearest town (Lund, distance 25 km) departs 10 times a days during weekdays and 3 times a day during weekends. Bikes can be borrowed for daytrips out in the surroundings.

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