REJMYRE ART LAB’S Center for Peripheral Studies


on the theme of ‘Refuging’

How does a factory town that produces glass, become a factory town that produces refuge?

Rejmyre Art Lab invites artists from fine, performing and craft backgrounds, who are engaged with conceptual and contextual practices, to participate in a eight-week production-based residency in Rejmyre, Sweden, in the spring and summer of 2023. Rejmyre has, since 2009, played host to a long-term, place-based, artistic research project with a focus on site responsive practice.

Place: Rejmyre, Östergötland, Sweden

Application period: The application is open between January 16-31, 2023. 

Notifications of acceptance: notifications will be sent out by February 24, 2023. More information about the Production Residency can be found at

If you have any questions please contact our programming director Louise Johansson Waite


If accepted we use your phone number to create a WhatsApp group for artists and administrators of the residency.
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Please submit a high resolution profile picture that can be used in future marketing material, if accepted.


Please create a pdf document including the following:

Written motivation / draft proposal
Please answer the following questions:  
- why you want to work with the theme of ‘refuging’
- what your first thoughts are on how you might work with the theme within the residency
- a few sentences on your practice
(two paragraphs max)

Examples of 3 projects
presented through:
- images
- text
- links
(max 5 pages)

Bio and CV
(max 1 page)

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We offer support for the participation of:
- Two artists from any country outside of the Nordic/Baltic region
- Two artists from the Nordic/Baltic region (outside of Sweden)
- Two regional artists based in Östergötland, Sweden

The residency consists of an eight week long period of work where six of the weeks are placed on site in Rejmyre:

- One week of Ensemble Residency: April 24-30, 2023
- Individual research and production on site in Rejmyre: May 1 - June 5,2023
- Reflection and post-production, off site: two weeks of work spread out over the summer & autumn of 2023

We are looking forward to your application!