Ålsta Folkhögskola, view from the garden in late summer

AIRY Ceramics

Welcome to AIRY Ceramics at Ålsta Folkhögskola! Last application day March 20.

At the centre of Sweden lies Ålsta, in the small community of Fränsta. Here, the hectic pace of the city seems distant and you will get time to work undisturbed in our inspiring country setting. We offer a ceramics workshop with two stoneware ovens and accommodation in the same facility.

We welcome applications from emerging and established artists. Only individual artists, no groups.


There is no requirement for artistic production during the residency.

You should expect to do a presentation about you as an artist and to spend some time (1-2 days) with the art students at Ålsta during your stay.

You should expect to do at least one talk about your work, and participate in at least one group event with AIRY artists, other artists and authors in the region. We will invite you to take part in workshops and/or talks and other events during the residency both at Ålsta and in the region, and we will discuss the possibilities with the selected artist.

About Ålsta

Although Ålsta is not a central location, everything you need is here – grocery stores, a fitness centre and other shops. Public transport such as trains and buses is not far away, and we can also arrange access to a car to tour our delightful surroundings.

Sundsvall, the nearest city with direct flight and rail connections to Stockholm, is an hour’s drive away from Ålsta. The distance from Ålsta to Stockholm is around 430 kilometres (a 4,5-hour drive).


We provide a private room with en-suite bathroom, with access to a shared kitchen and dining space.  You will also have access to the common living areas. Ålsta Folkhögskola has a drug and alcohol-free policy.

Studio information

Ceramics workshop, with two stoneware ovens (temperature of 1300 degrees Celsius). Dimensions of the oven: 60x50x70 centimetres.

The ceramics worskhop att Ålsta Folkhögskola

Period of residence

September - October

Duration of the residency: 8 Weeks

Paid by host

  • A grant of 30 000 SEK
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and lunch, a shared kitchen is also available
  • Studio
  • Material can be provided within certain limits and according to project needs.

Paid by artist

  • Travel (can be covered by the grant)
  • Insurance

Application deadline

March 20

How to apply

Send your application as one (1) PDF of max 8 MB. The application needs to contain:

  • CV and/or list of merits (max 2 pages)
  • Description of your artistic practice (max 2000 characters incl. spaces). 
  • Description of your plans during your stay (max 2000 characters incl. spaces). 
  • 3–6 work samples with information about title, technique, year and size. Samples of for example video or sound can be transferred using clickable links in the PDF or by using filesharing websites like WeTransfer or Sprend. 

Mark your application “Artist in Residence Ceramics 24RUN64” in the subject line of your email and send it to: region.vasternorrland@rvn.se

You are very welcome with your application.


Sebastian Andersson
Email: sebastian.andersson@rvn.se

Address: Ålsta folkhögskola, Fränstavägen 209
City: Fränsta
Zip: 840 12
Country: Sweden

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