The art project 'Cartography' welcomes applications from around the world to explore and express The Avian Kingdom through visual art.

Link to application Last date: 16th of June

Dates of arrival: Monday 4th or Tuesday 5th of September 2017
Dates of departure: Saturday 15th or Monday 16th of October 2017

Cartography - the art and science of graphically representing a geographical area, usually on a flat surface such as a map or chart. It may involve the superimposition of political, cultural, or other nongeographical divisions onto the representation of a geographical area.
                                                                                        Encyclopædia Britannica

Background to the art project
The name of ARNA stands for Art & Nature. We are a NGO, working through the Culture Dimension of Sustainability in the area of The Avian Kingdom in Sweden.

Our vision for The Avian Kingdom is for it to become a UNESCO biosphere area and the world's first to include culture as the fourth dimension of sustainability from start. Our mission is to create art projects that demonstrate culture's importance for a sustainable development and by that, influence the process of a biosphere startup.

The Avian Kingdom is a rural area, rich in nature preserves and heritage. We want this area to become a prime place in the world for Art & Nature and we ask artists to be involved in the process. For The Avian Kingdom there is right now almost no printed material that describe it for visitors. We want to change that in the project CARTOGRAPHY!

Project's aim
Through ARNA's artist in residency the project CARTOGRAPHY involve 3 artists during 6 weeks to visually describe The Avian Kingdom, its nature, history or people. The results will be used as, or as starting points for, 2-4 ground breaking "visitor maps".

Key question for the project
How can the arts describe The Avian Kingdom in new and interesting ways through the working methods of CARTOGRAPHY?

How to do it
Use the Encyclodaedica Britannica's description of Cartography as the guide for working on the project.
Explore and express The Avian Kingdom in your personal way as an artist.
We support you with both our knowledge and our network in The Avian Kingdom for facts and inspiration.

The art project 'Cartography' offer 3 participating artists the following

  • Flights (return ticket from where ever you live to Copenhagen international airport).
  • Train tickets for the commuter train between the airport and Lund where we pick you up at arrival.
  • Free accommodation with private room. Other spaces are shared. Info about accommodation
  • We organize the project and help you as a resident with the practicalities connected to the project inlcuding simple art materials.
  • You will be given guided tours in the beginning of your stay to spark your inspiration.
  • You will meet friendly people in informal and inspiring ways, maybe making new friends both in Harlösa, the village where the residency is situated, and with other artists from around the world.

We ask of you
  • To be yourself - a professional who creates your personal interpretation of the theme 'Cartography'. 
  • To take active part in the project and its activities.
  • Give ARNA permission to use material created during the project for printed matter, like visitor maps or other info materials. We will not use anything without artists permission but it is important to point out that the purpose of the project is to involve artists in the production of printed matter for The Avian Kingdom.

About application
  • You apply through an email, using the form at the application page.
  • Last date for application 16th of June.
  • 30th of June we will announce the results.
  • Link to application

We look forward to your application!