We are situated in the countryside of the province of Värmland in Sweden. Residency Gunnerud started in 2018 on the initiative of Alma Löv Museum of Unexp Art and the company Nira Lant that owns the building. The mission was to create a a cultural meeting place in this rural area, where there is space to exchange thoughts and ideas, to arrange courses and events, to offer cultural practitioners a common working place and to create a residency for artists from all over the world.
The residency house is a former retirement home, Gunnerudsgården. In this big beautiful stone building with three floors, there are both working space for artists located in Värmland and there are several extra rooms for artists from all artistic fields who can stay longer and shorter period, depending on the project.
Our vision is to create a a symbolic place for the development of art with a non-commercial purpose. We want to make an exchange of competence and knowledge that exists in the area with the experiences from national and international artists. Our mission is to support and enhance the creativity of artists and exchange of ideas by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection and collegial interaction in a peaceful setting in the countryside of Sweden.
Residency Gunnerud include a collaboration between a number of different cultural actors who have a working space in the house; Alma Löv Museum of Unexp Art (museum for contemporary art), Västanå Teater (regional theatre company), Origo Film, Lars Andersson (author), Kari Løvaas (literary scholar / author), Karin Aspenström (novel and screenwriter), Stina Bergman (filmmaker), Mattias Westgård (Soundlab), Staffan Jofjell (photographer), Christofer Bocker (playwright), Alma Manusutbildning (scriptwriting education) and as well the companies Journalia and Nira Lant.
We also collaborate with many artists and several institutions, such as Riksteatern, Konstfrämjandet, Iaspis, Region Värmland, Kultur på landsbygd among others.
68696, Östra Ämtervik
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