In Residence, AAiR
Art residency with main focus on alternative and subcultural expressions. Whether you are a painter, researcher, illustrator, developer, musician, sculptor, burlesque artist or photographer etc. you can stay and create your masterpiece at House of Helsinglight with full dedication and devotion.
Organise art exhibitions, performances, concerts etc. in collaboration with House of Helsinglight.
During 2019 We are looking for a handful of artists/culture workers in different artistic disciplines to be part of our test group, to try out Helsinglight AAIR - Alternative Artist In Residence.
We are offering this opportunity to a handful of people to try our residency out in year 2109 (test period April - December) to help us create the best possible artistic resort we possible can. The artists will be selected from various artistic disciplines , i.e writers, musicians, dancers, performers, painters, sculptors, FX artists, tattoo artists, photographers, black smiths etc.
Artists can stay and create up to 3 weeks *free of charge at Helsinglight AAiR. If you wish to stay longer we will discuss this on a case to case basis. Opportunity to buy artist materials needed for your project from us or to order via us to be delivered to Helsinglight in time for your stay.
(*No charge/rent for the apartment/art studio or use of other premises at Helsinglight, however your travels, food during your stay and materials needed for your art/cultural projects will be at the artists own cost)
The artists to be part of this test group will be carefully selected based on their application and in return we expect you to help us with feedback and artistic input concerning the further build up of our AAiR-concept.
Helsinglight AAiR Location
House of Helsinglight is located in Vattlång, a small village in the north of Sweden. Located in between cities Hudiksvall and Sundsvall and approximately 3 h north of Stockholm by car and 2.5 h by train + bus from Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
Applications for test group are open till end of 2019
Art residency with main focus on alternative, subcultural and marginalised art forms
Supports various artistic and creative disciplines from researcher to painter etc.
No charge/rent for the apartment/art studio during test period
Test group will be carefully selected based on their application
Help House of Helsinglight with feedback and artistic input concerning the further build up of our AAiR program
About HOUSE OF HELSINGLIGHT
At House of Helsinglight we offer workshops in FX Makeup and mask making. We also arrange art exhibitions in our stunning state of the art gallery as well as arranging various alternative events and concerts at our venue etc. We are aiming for creative people to meet and great, for creative activity to happen simultaneously in the house so that new artistic collaborations and synergies can be born. Our journey with Helsinglight has just started and the building is undergoing renovations.
In a previous blog post we wrote more in detail about our Residency
WELCOMING FIRST RESIDENTS IN 2019
At the moment we are renovating the residency apartment/studio at Helsinglight and our goal is to have the apartment ready in end of June 2019. Our AAiR apartment can accommodate up to 3 people (1 double bed + 1 bunkbed on top), so there is also an opportunity to apply to our AAiR Program as a couple/friends/family.
The AAiR Apartment/Studio is located on the second floor. In the apartment there will be a small kitchenette, living room/workspace, “small pod room/writers corner”, bedroom, en suite toilet, storage (shower is located in another bathroom on the same floor)
AAIR TEST PERIOD:
MAY- DEC 2019
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1 to 3 weeks
No pets allowed
During the test period in 2019 there is no charge/rent for the apartment/art studio or use of other premises at Helsinglight, however your travels, food during your stay and materials needed for your art/cultural projects will be at the artists own cost).
When the test period is over and the AAiR opens up in spring 2020 new conditions will be released.
WHAT WE OFFER
Art residency with main focus on alternative, subcultural and marginalised art forms.
Creative - Wellness - AAiR Residency
A place to meet creative people from all around the globe
AAiR apartment/studio with access to Helsinglight Art Gallery, FX/Art workshop areas, a total of around 200 m2
Full and private access to our 35 m2 brand new artist accomodation,1 bedroom with double bed. Ensuite toilet, kitchenette, shower, studio and reading corner
1 Gbit / 1 Gbit Internet
Beautiful nature surroundings at Helsinglight, situated in the countryside away from the buzz in the cities. Close to lakes and forests
Access to bikes. Closest bus stop 2 km away from Helsinglight (approx 15 min walk, 5 min by bike)
* Being close to nature and spending time in nature boosts creativity and has got positive effects on our mental health and wellbeing. There will also be access to a finnish wood stove Sauna at our residency - as part of our “creative- wellness - AAiR concept”.
WHO IS AAiR FOR?
Helsinglight AAiR is open to artists (18 y+ ) from all over the world within all artistic and cultural disciplines. Our main focus is on alternative and subcultural expressions. We offer an opportunity not to be missed if you are looking for a creative resort, workspace and haven to work on your artistic projects.
During your stay there are opportunities for you to organize art exhibitions, concerts, performances etc in collaboration with House of Helsinglight.
To stay and create at House of Helsinglight AAiR is an unique experience of a life time to be part of. You will be richer in knowledge, experience, creativeness and find new friends for a lifetime!
AAIR Supports various Creative DISCIPLINES
SFX / FX / VFX Artist
Mixed Media Artist
Writer / Poet
…AND other Creative Disciplines
APPLY for AAIR Program
Interested in being part of our test group in 2019 to try our creative residency out?
Use the form below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org where you tell us:
About yourself, where you live and what you work with/create
Send us your artistic CV/Digital portfolio or links to your website/FB/Instagram.
Why would you like to be selected to be part of this test group and stay at Helsinglight?
What creative project or process you would like to start or continue work on when at Helsinglight?
When would you like to stay at Helsinglight AAiR during 2019? Please write various dates.
Applications are open until end of 2019
Would you be coming on your own? Or two artists/friends/couple/family? Please send all information in your application and if another artist is joining we need a joint application where you both answer these questions and send links to your artistic/cultural work.
Feel free to ask questions if you need more information
To the ones who are selected we will have further discussions per email and we are happy to assist you with your travel plans etc. The selection process will be based on the application and mix of different artistic disciplines.
Petra Shara Stoor & Fredrik Fernlund
House of Helsinglight
SUBMIT YOUR AAiR APPLICATION
Send us your application and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.