Rejmyre Art LAB's call for participants for 2017 post-MFA workshop “Rural Resistance”

An artist-run organization Rejmyre Art LAB in collaboration with Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts is launching the call for participants for 2017 post-MFA workshop which will take place on 5th-11th of August in Rejmyre, Sweden. Post-MFA summer workshops Nordic Studio for Continued Engagement create an opportunity for continued engagement for a select group of recent graduates from leading international MFA programs.

As an artist-run organization, focused on place-based making, we seek to craft an intimate environment, where we can learn from eachother and the engagement with a particular site. Our 2017 workshop, Rural Resistance, attempts to think the relationship between these two terms. As the call to resistance sounds in response to authoritarian, nationalist movements around the world, we turn our attention to studying and perhaps developing strategies of resistance inherent in our artistic practices. Simultaneously, we are considering what strategies of resistance exist within the rural context, and the drive towards a rural existence.

The workshop is open to practitioners from both visual art and craft educations, seeking to create a meeting place between these two fields. Activities include a combination of individual and collaborative exercises, work presentations, peer critique and living together in community. Since its inception in 2009, Rejmyre Art LAB's workshops, residencies, seminars and exhibitions have engaged Rejmyre, a small, glass factory town, and the nearby village of Kalbo, both located amidst the forest and lakes two hours southwest of Stockholm.

A number of full and partial scholarships are available for students from the Nordic and Baltic region. Please send application along with one paragraph about your work, one paragraph about why you want to participate and 4-5 images of past work in a single PDF file (less than 5mb total) to info@nidacolony.lt and write “Rejmyre Art LAB summer workshop” in the subject line.

Deadline for applications is 27th of March.