Lithuanian Composers' Union

Druskininkai - Hållnäs Art Residency exchange



Lithuanian composers and sound artists are invited to apply for the Druskininkai - Hållnäs art residency exchange program in Sweden.

The duration of residency is 14 days, August 15-28, 2022. Artist-in-Residence (AiR) will receive a €400 one-time scholarship and covered travel expenses (up to €200). AiR will be given free accommodation for creative activities and living, as well as administrative and tutorial assistance, if wished for. Lunch each day is also included. AiR should take care of their health insurance. The AiR will get the opportunity to present their work at the end of the stay. Composers and sound artists are invited to submit their ideas and project for the residency, before the 20th March.

Hållnäs peninsula is a beautiful area with a long, untouched rocky coastline, quiet old villages and good trails and roads for walking and cycling. The nearest town with a train station is Tierp. It is a very quiet place. The open sea can be found a five minutes’ bike ride away. AiR will have their own studio space and private room in a guest cabin, which are cosy but rustic. Kitchen and bathroom is shared with other AiR present. The cabins have wireless mobile broadband of slightly limited capacity. There are bikes for guests to use.

More information about Hållnäs Konstkoloni can be found here: Any questions about practical aspects of the residency can be put to Åsa Norling at Hållnäs Konstkoloni via

During the Covid-19 pandemic Hållnäs Konstkoloni wishes that the AiR can present a valid EU Vaccination Certificate upon request. In case of travel restrictions due to Covid-19, the residency will be postponed to a suitable time, to be agreed between AiR and Hållnäs konstkoloni.

Composers and sound artists resident in Lithuania are invited to submit applications; in one PDF document in English. Application includes:

- a curriculum vitae;
- samples of music: links to sheet music and recordings;
- ideas or sketches of the piece they will complete during the residency. 

Site-specific applications are welcome.  

Applications are expected until March 20th by email Questions about the application can be put to the administrator at DAR at above email.

The Hållnäs - Druskininkai residency exchange in collaboration with Region Uppsala and supported by Lithuanian Culture Council.

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