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SWAN:s network meeting in Småland

When: Wednesday, September 25th - Thursday, September 26th 2024
Where: In and around Värnamo, Boda Glasbruk and Växjö

SWAN network meeting // 25-26 September // Småland
Soil, Stones and Seeds (Småland's mylla)

With the rich soil of Småland in mind, we hope that our two days together will yield a good harvest. Our fertilizer is a variety of activities, projects and ideas that residencies and artists cultivate in these areas.


Let's reflect on how residencies can take root in their local communities and plant seeds of engagement that can continue to grow within and beyond  the residency sites.
We will discuss and reflect on questions such as:
The politics of hospitality – about positions of power in the residence; what do we take, what do we give back, who sets the agenda? How do we create the conditions for hands-on knowledge - about residency and material-based artistic practices. How can we develop collaborative strategies? How are we affected by working in a rural context?

Speeches and presentations by, among others:
The Swedish Arts Council, Share Music, WARB-Wood Art Residence Bodafors, AIR Småland, Ella Tillema, Olga Kovalenko, Baltic-Nordic Residency Network (network with SWAN, LOORE-Estonian Creative Residencies Network, and FAIRE - Finnish Artist Residency Network)

The program will be updated continuously.


Wednesday, September 25th

10:00: Bus departure from Alvesta station to Vandalorum
11.00 - 15.00: 
Program, lunch and workshop at Vandalorum
15:0: Bus departure to Växjö, program at Växjö Konsthall and Free Speech House
18.00: Dinner and hotel stay in Växjö

Thursday, September 26th

08:30: Bus departure from Växjö to The Glass Factory 
09:40 - 15.00: Program, lunch and workshop at The Glass Factory
15:00: Bus departure to Alvesta
16:00: Arrival in Alvesta station

Hotel booking
If you wish to use SWAN's group deal with Elite hotels for the network meeting, please use these links to make your hotel reservation.
If you book other or have your own accomodation, please let us know in the registration form.

ELITE PARK HOTEL, Västra Esplanaden 10, 351 06 Växjö
Single room, 1 night September 25th-26th, 1520 SEK incl VAT, BOOKING LINK  (the link takes a while to load, be patient...)

ELITE STADSHOTELLET, Kungsgatan 6, 352 33 Växjö
Single room, 1 night September 25th-26th, 1520 SEK incl VAT, BOOKING LINK (the link takes a while to load, be patient...)

The booking links can be used up until August 21st. For later bookings or extra hotel nights before/after the conference, please contact the hotel directly: , +46 (0)470-134 00

Please register for the network meeting before September 20th.
Places are limited, so register as soon as possible to secure your place.
Thank you!

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