Articles of association for the Sten Malmquist Grant

The grant was established in 2017 thanks to the inheritance left by Sten Malmquist to Tomelilla municipality when he passed away in 2015.

The grant is intended to create opportunities for artists to work in and draw inspiration from Tomelilla. It is an Artist in Residence grant. By offering artists the chance to work in the town, it creates opportunities for interaction between local and international art circles. Such interaction contributes to the development of the arts in south-east Skåne and enriches the art and culture life in the region.

The grant paves the way for and encourages the exchange of experiences between different professions.

The artists who are eligible for the grant work within a broad sphere of art forms, including visual arts, sculpture, textile, film, video, installation and performance. The recipient of the grant should be open to interaction with the municipal residents and to having young people participate in their art projects. Workshops, lectures and public participation are all activities that the recipient of the grant should be able to offer during their residency.

The grant can only be applied for by artists who meet the set criteria.

§1 The grant will be awarded every other year, starting in 2019.

§2 The grant can only be awarded to the same artist or group of artists once.

§3 The grant consists of a fixed amount and is managed by the Culture and Leisure Committee. The grant amount is determined in conjunction with the selection process.

§4 The grant comprises travel, accommodation and subsistence.

§5 Production costs are compensated as per agreement.

§6 The grant is awarded by the Culture and Leisure Committee on the basis of nominations from Head of Operations, Head of Unit and the curator of Tomelilla Konsthall.

§7 The grant is paid out by the Culture and Leisure Committee in conjunction with the artist’s residency in Tomelilla.