Optic International residency
Sweden / Switzerland

What is it ?

OPTIC is an international residency between Sweden (Sandviken) and Switzerland (Geneva) created by [krig] (Karin Bäckström & Jon Perman), Abigail Janjic and Natalia Commandari.

The residency offers the possibility for :

  • a Swedish artist to come and develop a work in Geneva
  • a Swiss artist to come and develop a work in Gästrikland/Gävle

Ultimately a project such as an exhibition, conference, workshop or other must be proposed by the resident.

During the months of August and September 2021 the residency is addressed to a Swedish artist to work in Geneva: OPEN CALL

During the months of May and June 2021 (preliminary dates) the residency is addressed to a Swiss artist to work in Gästrikland/Gävle: OPEN CALL

Our goal

  • To promote exchange between cultural actors from Switzerland and Sweden
  • To provide a pleasant and enriching environment to develop a work

For who

The resident can have an artistic activity in all areas of expression and not be a student anymore. There are no nationality or age requirements. English is recommended.

OPTIC is support by :

  • Picto ( Ville de Genève & FPLCE )
  • Konstfrämjandet
  • Iaspis
  • Region Gävleborg