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About SWAN

SWAN is a Swedish national network for residency organizers who work with, or want to start working with, residency activities in the areas of art, dance, handicraft, film, literature, music, design and photo. The network has a wide range of actors and represents both artist driven initiatives and institutions. SWAN is steadily growing, today it consist of approximately 130 members across Sweden.

The network reformed in 2021 and has a 3-year grant from the Swedish Arts Council.​ The hosting of SWAN is itinerant: In 2020-21, digital network meetings was arranged by organizer Art Inside Out/Region Halland. In 2022 the Resource Center For Art, Region Norrbotten is hosting and summoning the network.

Baltic Art Center, BAC, on Gotland is hosting the network during 2023.


In June 2023 we formed the SWAN non-profit association.

Come together 

Throwback to our conference October 17-18, 2022. Watch the movie made by Denis Sinyakov.

Members of the board

Helena Selder,
Chairman of the Board

Baltic Art Center (BAC), Visby

Theresa Lekberg,


Art See Ocean, Trosa

[Represents SWAN Emergency Residencies]

Andreas Sohlberg

Hemslöjden Östergötland

Erika Pekula Pettersson

Dansinitiativet, Luleå

Lennart Alves

TAG Air, Halland

Sharing is caring

Feel free to spread all the great work that is achieved in our network. We have gathered the logotypes you need. At the same time, we share our Tool Kit for you to download.

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