PROGRAM 2018/2019

 

RESIDENCY

COMA is a project at STPLN dedicated to researching and developing multisensory experiences. Breaking free from a dominant visual culture, the emphasis is instead placed on the incorporation of the other forgotten senses to convey artistic expression. Three artists are invited for a period of two months each to develop a final piece to be showcased in Malmö between October 2018 and April 2019.  This space is open to experimental processes that embrace the importance of taste, touch, smell, sound and sight. The final piece may be, but is not limited to, an exhibition, performance, workshop, immersive experience, or installation.

 
 
 
 

DELIVERABLES

Through this residency, artists are selected to produce a final piece which expresses an art form as a multisensory experience. This can be, for example, a performance, workshop, installation or exhibition.  

 

Artists are encouraged to document their process with the creative direction team at STPLN. Artists are requested to submit one blog post per month of their residency experience. Blog posts may be submitted in any form and the topic is left to the discretion of the artist. Blog posts will be shared through the COMA blog.

 
 

WHO CAN APPLY

UPDATE: APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

 

CRITERIA, REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION PROCESS

Artists living in the Nordic (except Sweden) and Baltic countries are eligible to apply. This includes Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, Åland, The Faroe Islands, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Applicants do not need to be citizens of these countries but must have residency in the eligible countries.

Artists must have an international bank card (able to withdraw and spend in Sweden)

The selection process is two-phased. The first phase focuses on the artists profile and motivation. The shortlist from the first phase is passed on to the jury for the second phase of selection. The second phase focuses on the artists proposed concept. A seven-person jury selects the finalists based on the proposed concepts feasibility, clarity and level of originality

 

Ineligible to apply but still want to collaborate? Get in touch

 
 

JURY

The jury is comprised of:

Zeenath Hasan   Cultural interventionista . Senior lecturer at Linnaeus University Department of Design. 

Zeenath Hasan
Cultural interventionista. Senior lecturer at Linnaeus University Department of Design. 

Caroline B. Le Bongoat  Senior Project Manager at  Design Malmö , Department of Culture, City of Malmö

Caroline B. Le Bongoat
Senior Project Manager at Design Malmö,
Department of Culture, City of Malmö

 
 
Elinor Samuelsson  Interaction designer and co-founder of  The Kokon .

Elinor Samuelsson
Interaction designer and co-founder of The Kokon.

Ulrika Forsgren Hogman  Head of Communication at LTH, Lund University. Chairperson at the board of Föreningen Stapelbädden (STPLN)

Ulrika Forsgren Hogman
Head of Communication at LTH, Lund University. Chairperson at the board of Föreningen Stapelbädden (STPLN)

 
 
Jenny Järvå  Managing director at  Inkonst

Jenny Järvå
Managing director at Inkonst

Niels Christian Nilsson  Assistant Professor at  Multisensory Experience Lab , Aalborg University

Niels Christian Nilsson
Assistant Professor at Multisensory Experience Lab, Aalborg University

 
 
Jenny Lee  Researcher and materiologist. Author of  Material Alchemy

Jenny Lee
Researcher and materiologist.
Author of Material Alchemy

 

 

 

 

LOCATION

STPLN is located in the southern Swedish city of Malmö. An international environment with a vibrant up-and-coming culture scene, STPLN is a creative hub offering different resources and facilities. Residents gain access to a Makerspace (lazer-cutting, 3d printing, wood workshop, electronics workshop, screen printing and textiles); a recycle and redesign material center; an analog media lab (film photography and analog music production); a bicycle kitchen; a co-working space and a fully equipped 200m2 event hall.

 

Since opening in 2011, STPLN has served the community of Malmö as a space to develop projects especially in the Creative and Cultural Industries. These projects range from one-off events to long-term in-house ventures (and everything in between). It is a space where people turn their hobbies into a profession.  Aside from the physical resources available, the team at STPLN are on hand to offer assistance in project development, seeking funding, marketing and branding ideas and providing connections to a wide network of creatives.

 
 

COMPENSATION

Selected artists are invited to spend two months living in Malmö working from a workspace at STPLN to develop their concept. At STPLN, they will receive 24/7 access to a working space including a desk in a shared office space, makerspace (with the possibility of introduction courses) and production space.

 

Selected artists will be compensated the following:

  • Private accommodation arranged by STPLN
  • Return travel costs to Malmö (up to €300)
  • A Per diem equivalent of €25/day to cover living costs
  • A production budget of €500
  • An artist fee of €1,400
 
 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

UPDATE: APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Artists are requested to fill out the form in the application link below (1) as well as a one page PDF of their concept that they aim to develop as a part of the residency (2).


The concept PDF should include the following information:

Name of the concept

Description of the concept

What kind of format will the final result be showcased as (eg. exhibition, screening, performance, installation, digital platform)

Brief plan of how you will bring the concept to life (what kind of materials are needed, budget, what kind of equipment is needed to create the concept)

 

The PDF can be visual or text-based or a mix of the two. Save the PDF as (lastname.firstname) and attach to the submission form found at the button below.