Public Art Agency Sweden has released an open call for artists to develop a permanent art project in connection with the renovation and extension of Gothenburg University’s Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts in Gothenburg.

The curatorial vision Overlapping boundaries, gaps of resistance aims at introducing a figurative space for resistance against escalating acceleration. Public Art Agency Sweden invites artists and collectives to interpret the vision by engaging, for instance, with questions of participation, temporalities or potential ways of probing accelerated developments.

The artistic project can take space in the new building by horizontally connecting indoor and outdoor spaces, and vertically connecting different levels. The project offers the opportunity to propose artistic projects that are located both inside and outside the building, being visible in the surrounding urban area while occupying space inside the building. Applying artists are encouraged to test the porosity of different kinds of boundaries and to investigate the site’s potential for embracing an artistic project that, in the face of liquidity and acceleration, contributes to enable more solid futures.

About the commission
Following Swedish regulations, the commission is procured through an open call. The first step is a call for entries where applicants are requested to submit a notification of interest. Among the received notifications of interest, three artists or collectives will be commissioned and remunerated to develop a proposal. Finally, among the three received proposals, one artist/collective will be awarded the project commission.

The remuneration for developing a proposal is 40,000 SEK excluding VAT for each of the three appointed artists/artist collectives. The budget frame for developing a sketch is 80,000 SEK, excluding VAT and the implementation of the proposal is 4,000,000 SEK, excluding VAT for the appointed artist or collective.

For further information please visit:


Public Art Agency Sweden
Svensksundsvägen 11A
111 49 Stockholm

Deadline: Notifications of interest must be submitted no later than September 3, 2023 (by 11:59pm CEST).

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