Name of Residency: RUD AIR

RUD AIR is an Artist-In-Residence program in the rural area of Laxarby. It is situated ten km east of the small town of Bengtsfors, in the province of Dalsland, South-West Sweden. Away from the energetic and often hectic art world of the cities, this residency provides a tranquil and intimate space for art and reflection.

The program is self-directed. RUD AIR aims to be a retreat for the artists. It simply intends to provide breathing space away from the obligations and routines of everyday life. It offers plenty of space in a calm environment enabling you to immerse yourself in your vocation and concentrate, research, experiment or simply clear your mind. Producing artwork or a final product is a possibility but not at all a requirement. RUD AIR recognises artists individual concerns and artistic processes and understands that there are always underlying and ongoing processes even if nothing appears to be happening on the surface. The residency wants to make space for intuition and natural impulses of creativity.

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Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation:

RUD AIR is managed by artist Lina Berglund ( who partly also works in the studio. The host can always be contacted by email or phone.

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 4000 SEK
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Selection process: N/A
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Gothenburg, Oslo
    Nearest Train Station: Åmål and Ed
    How to reach by plane: Gothenburg, Oslo or Stockholm.
    How to reach by train: Åmål or Ed, and then regional bus to “Laxarby Trekanten”
    Street & Number: Rud 5
    Postal Code: 66692
    City: Bengtsfors
    Country long: Sweden
    Rud 5
    Bengtsfors 66692 SWE
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