Home is where I am

Background to the art project
ARNA's vision is for The Avian Kingdom in Sweden to become the world's first UNESCO biosphere area with Culture as the fourth dimension of sustainability. As part of this long term goal ARNA will create projects that demonstrate culture's importance for a sustainable development. Our first project in this new line will be 'See, this is where I live, developed during 2016 and contains two residency periods, 'Home is where I am' and 'The spaces between'.

The main aim for the project is to let the participating artists work inspire children, living in connection to a future UNESCO biosphere area, to see their home area with open minds. The two residency projects will be developed in cooperation with two of The Avian Kingdom's municipalities and their work for youth culture. The two residency projects share a program directed to the public with Open Studios and Artist Talks. A small traveling exhibition describing the interaction between artists and children will end the project.

The main purpose with the cooperation together with the municipalities is to let the art making process inspire children to explore their home surroundings with new eyes and open minds. During the two months of the residency of 'Home is where I am' there will be included a couple of events (as type studio visit) for children together with an art educator.

The residency project 'Home is where I am'
'Home is where I am' explore the concept of 'home area' as an area we feel strongly connected to, through birth or by choice. A connection that can give strenght, or feelings of struggle.