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Maria Naidu, Blekinge Dansresidens 2022 Foto: Olle Enqvist





OPEN CALL, Blekinge Dance Residency 2023.

For information in Swedish, press here.

The application is open between the 10th of February - 10th of March. Decisions will be announced during April. Period of residency is from the 14th of August - 3rd of September, 2023. We offer two artists/groups residency during a three-week period. Each residency refers to 1-4 people.


The application is open to all professional dance and performing artists. We welcome experienced artists as well as recent graduates, national and international applicants.


New for this year is a collaboration with the music and art festival PLX Tjärö in the Blekinge archipelago.

About the residency

Blekinge Dance Residency is a place where artists are invited to focus and explore. A space for responsiveness and sensitivity to nuances, a moving place in dialogue with the surroundings.


The residency wants to encourage being in the unknown, to follow your intuition and to create something untested rather than presenting finished works. We like to see that applicants are interested in the meeting of different places and people, city and nature.


The residency wants to promote opportunities for local, national and international exchange.



Week 33 Massmanska kvarnen, a visit to Tjärö where an Artist Talk will be held during PLX, weekend the 17th - 19th of August.

Week 34 Massmanska kvarnen

Week 35 Massmanska kvarnen, a residency showing will be held on the 2nd of September.


Included in the residency 

  • Travel expenses back and forth to Ronneby up to 5,000 SEK /residency artist/group (only for train, bus or boat trips).

  • A grant of 28,000 SEK(ex. VAT)on invoice per artist/group. DiB is not able to pay the grant as a salary.

  • Documentation of the work in the form of film and photo.

  • Free studio time

  • Accommodation (hostel)

  • Daily training

  • Feedback sessions with a knowledgeable person within the field, if desired.

  • Transport back and forth to Tjärö during PLX.


Not included in the residency

  • Expenses for food.

  • Insurance.

  • Travel exceeding the aforementioned amount.


Expectations of the artists

  • Lead daily training.

  • Participate in Artist Talk at PLX and/or Lokstallarna Karlshamn.

  • Present at the end of the residency period at Massmanska Kvarnen or another place in Ronneby.

How to apply

Go to and fill out the form. We will only accept applications submitted through the form and if you are applying for more than one of Dans i Blekinge's posts, please submit them separately. That is, please do not refer to the previous application. Applications received after the 10th of March will not be accepted.


If you have questions, please write to or and feel free to visit for more information about the organization.


About PLX

PLX is an artist collective based in Sweden with a passion for cross-art collaborations. Since 2017, the music and art festival PLX Tjärö has been arranged on the island of Tjärö in the Blekinge archipelago.


Blekinge Dance Residence is made possible by the State Cultural Council, Region Blekinge, Regionteatern Blekinge/Kronoberg, PLX and Dans i Blekinge.

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