Creative places

Of the 204 applications received in 2016, Kulturrådet granted 27 projects in residential areas around Sweden. The projects are run by a mixture of organisations in different partnership configurations, in a blend of voluntary organisations, cultural institutions, municipal operations, social movements and networks. Every project represents a unique idea based on the prevailing conditions, needs and commitment of the residential area.

Akademin [The Academy]
Where: Bergsjön, Göteborg
With: Pantrarna – för upprustning av förorten, Konstfrämjandet, I love 415
Akademin provides space for a new arts scene based on its own experiences. Using the principles of ”learning by doing” and ”each one teach one”, Akademin will become a grass-roots area-driven platform, where artists, networks and organisations involved in the arts work in partnership to collect and redistribute existing resources and make them available to more people.
Contact person: Sabrin Jaja, Pantrarna
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

Bollnäs brinner [Bollnäs on fire]
Where: Gärdet, Bollnäs
With: Fredens hus, FoajéX, Fem Bollnäs, Bollnäs Teaterverkstad
Through the medium of art, community art and peace pedagogics, the project facilitates discussions and activities which lead to change. Gärdet will become a creative centre, linked to other areas in Bollnäs. It will involve the start of several community processes which will achieve a qualitative shape founded on context, relevance, discussions, artistic expressions, courage and meetings.
Contact person: Jesper Magnusson, Fredens hus
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

East Side Stories
Where: Drottninghög/Dalhem/Fredriksdal, Helsingborg
With: Inva-sam, Helsingborgs stadsteater, Nätverket Tillsammans
East Side Stories is a project based on cultural democracy, involving the Eastern suburbs of Helsingborg. The musical theatre performance is based on the stories of the residents’ own lives. By involving the local community in all the phases of the project, the aim is to initiate different creative processes where a belief in the creative abilities of each individual becomes a driving force for the future.
Contact person: Annika Kofoed, Helsingborg stadsteater
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

En oförglömlig historia – Trajosko drom romano [An unforgettable story – Trajosko drom romano]
Where: Bergsjön, Göteborg
With: Trajosko drom, Göteborgs stadsteater, Kompani 415, Östra Göteborgs stadsdelsförvaltning
The purpose of Trajosko Drom is to teach people about their own past through stories told by older people and allowing people to develop their own creative abilities. The project aims to mobilise positive forces and develop existing meeting spaces in Bergsjön. The project is also aimed at building bridges between the Romany community and cultural institutions.
Contact person: Silvia Mutto, Trajosko Drom
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

Forza Nacksta 2.0
Where: Nacksta, Sundsvall
With: Scen Sundsvall, Forza Nacksta, Teater Västernorrland, Mitthem AB
The aim is to get more people in Nacksta to choose culture as a way of expressing themselves and as an audience. This will be achieved by investigating and utilising meeting spaces in the area, which may involve using informal sports fields for exhibitions, ICA and COOP supermarkets as pop-up art galleries, libraries and leisure centres for music and stage art, and the dining rooms of kindergartens and nursing homes for handicrafts.
Contact person: Christin Strömberg, Scen Sundsvall
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

Hertsöverkstan [The Hertsö Workshop]
Where: Hertsön, Luleå
With: Hertsön teaterförening, Anja Örn, Tomas Örn, Galleri Syster, Galleri Lillasyster, Arbetsmarknadsförvaltningen
Based on an idea of local district theatres, Hertsön will be a place where discussions and artistic tools are developed for the purpose of supporting personal empowerment. Experiencing culture, which is about the residents and is performed by the residents, in a way which no-one thought was possible, generates personal pride and pride in the local area.
Contact: Håkan Rudehill, Hertsö teaterförening
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

Hiphopteaterkollektivet [Hiphop theatre collective]
Where: Hässelby/Vällingby, Stockholm
With: Rådet av enade kreoler, Papilion, Grammofonen, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Vällingby, Somali Nordic Culture
The project will build on the area’s hiphop heritage, with artists such as Ken Ring, Blues and Linda Pira. They will establish a platform where professional cultural players, local talent and residents from different generations and cultural backgrounds can meet. Together, they will explore the personal and shared history, where the philosophy of hiphop, with its focus on peace, love, commune and having fun, provides a central theme.
Contact: Ali Khamis, Rådet av Enade Kreoler
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

Kakofoni – i konstens alla trådar [Cacophony – in all aspects of the arts]
Where: Fisksätra, Stockholm
With: Fisksätra museum, Paloma Madrid, Nätverket för Fisksätras framtid, Stena Fastigheter, Hyresgästföreningen Nacka/Värmdö, Fisksätra bibliotek, Föreningen Darra Musik och Dans, Cristina Schippa, Nayeem Mahbub, Filmregion Stockholm Mälardalen, Per Hellgren, Martina Jordan
The aim of the project is to illustrate the everyday lives of the residents of Fisksätra, their feeling of power and powerlessness. Professionals and amateurs will work together to stage artistic, social and democratically meaningful meetings. Over the year, the project will explore how they can cooperate with the Med början i Fisksätra Project. [See below]
Contact: Amelie Tham, Fisksätra museum
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

Kreativa platser i Biskopsgården [Creative places at Biskopsgården]
Where: Biskopsgården, Gothenburg
With: Meeting plays, Ett hållbart Göteborg, Folkuniversitetet i Göteborg, Hisingens kulturskola
The aim of the project is to start theatre activities in which amateurs and professionals work in partnership. An attractive and vibrant meeting place which encourages many local people to become involved and contributes to lasting change in the area.
Contact: Anna Leyman, Meeting plays
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

Kreativa platser Falköping [Creative spaces in Falköping]
Where: Wetterlinsgatan/Hjelmarör, Falköping
With: Studiefrämjandet Södra Skaraborg, Connect Falköping, Rizoma Galleri
The aim of the project is to inspire creativity and artistic expression which can boost the area and make it a cultural meeting place for everyone. Culture-themed evenings, workshops and mobile art galleries will forge links between the local cultural players and the public culture on offer in Falköping.
Contact: Åsa Eklund, Studiefrämjandet Södra Skaraborg och Ulricehamn
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

Kreativa platser Gamlegården Kristianstad [Creative spaces at Gamlegården Kristianstad]
Where: Gamlegården, Kristianstad
With: Ibn Rushd Studieförbund Södra, Kristianstads kommun, AB Kristianstadsbyggen, Skånes horn av Afrikaförening, Regionmuseet, Kristianstad konsthall, Islamiska föreningen, Eritreanska föreningen, Fröknegårdsskolan, Kristianstads Frutidsgårdsforum
To use culture as a driving force and engine for democratic and creative meeting places. Through easy access to culture and by making the most of the resources available in the area, more of the people of Gamlegården will become involved in cultural activities.
Contact: Andreas Hasslert, Ibn Rushd Studieförbund Södra
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

Kulturhuset Trean [The Trean Arts Centre]
Where: Busslinje 3, Malmö
With: Rörelsen Gatans röst och ansikte, Arrangörsskolan, Södra Community, ABF Malmö, Media Avenue Öresund
The Kulturhuset Trean arts centre intends to mobilise and bring together the active forces of the area and make culture available to more people. To this end, it will offer mentorships and guidance by professional cultural players who will challenge young people to express themselves in writing, in speech, through music and movement.
Contact: Christian Glasnovic, Media Avenue
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

Where: Skärholmen, Stockholm
With: Folk, Stadsbiblioteket i Skärholmen, Skärholmens stadsdelsförvaltning, Folkets hus och Parker, nätverket Kultur i centrum
KULTUR I CENTRUM wants to create a platform to strengthen the local network of cultural players who live and work in the area. This will happen through networking and public events organised by a local programme group. The members of the programme group are replaced on a rolling basis, to ensure that power and funds are distributed in a democratic manner.
Contact: Lisa Ladberg, Folk
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

Kultur på lika villkor [Culture on equal terms]
Where: Kronoparken, Karlstad
With: Folkbildarna i Värmland, Riksteatern Värmland, Carlstad United
The project is aimed at promoting and boosting the identity and feeling of belonging in Kronoparken, by encouraging the creation, collation, artistic preparation and visualisation of stories. A partnership of professional cultural players and the cultural, sports and arts organisations in the area will provide an outlet for the creativity of residents and a chance to carry out cultural activities.
Contact: Henrik Hermansson, Ett öppnare Kronoparken
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

Where: Malmen/Stenstaliden/Marieberg, Kristinehamn
With: Kvinnor tillsammans, Arabiska kulturföreningen, Kristinehamnsbostäder AB, Egill Saebjörnsson, Kristinehamnsortens Biodlarförening, Centrumgruppen Omtänksamma Kristinehamn, Krivi AB, Kristinehamns konstmuseum
KÄRAHÄR is a social art and culture project, run by a partnership of non-profit organisations, artists and residents. Based on their own experiences, professions and cultural backgrounds, the participants will form a movement along with poets, artists and artisans.
Contact: Andreas Brändström, Kristinehamns konstmuseum
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

Livet bitch! [Life, bitch!]
Where: Hovsjö/Ronna/Fornhöjden, Södertälje
With: Södertälje amatörteater, Södertälje kommun, Mezzopotelge kulturförening, Grafikens hus, Juventas ungdomsjour, Tjejhuset
Through Livet bitch!, young girls will claim more space in cultural life and in the public arena by creating a platform and a ”bitch council” to encourage young girls to take cultural initiatives. Cross-generation meetings and new cultural expressions are created in partnership with the Mezzopotelge orchestra.
Contact: Grete Havnesköld, Livet bitch!-ensemblen
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

Lyssna på oss [Listen to us]
Where: Jörn, Skellefteå
With: Skellefteåbygdens berättarförening, Jörns samhällsservice, Krenova, the Municipality of Skellefteå
In the Lyssna på oss project, professional and voluntary cultural players will work together to create an arts centre in Jörn, building on the story-telling traditions of the local people. Creative workshops will be used to explore and develop artistic expressions which, eventually, will result in the Ursinning Festival.
Contact: Anna Hällgren, Skelleftebygdens berättarförening
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

Med början i Fisksätra [Starting at Fisksätra]
Where: Fisksätra, Stockholm
With: Fisksätra Folkets hus, Lokal och global utvecklingsgrupp, Futebol da Forca, Arabiska teatern, Inteferens, Stena Fastigheter, Fisksätra IF, Anrikningsverket, Fisksätra bibliotek, Fisksä, James Barrett, Musikania
The project mobilises voluntary, artistic and creative players to create a stronger community and build bridges between people. The aim is to unite and unify Fisksätra and turn it into a creative space for local cultural players and cultural experiences. During the year, the project will explore how the players can work in partnership with the Kakofoni Project – in all aspects of the arts. [See above]
Contact: Morgan Carlsson, Fisksätra Folkets hus
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

Många vägar hem [Many roads leading home]
Where: Tensta, Stockholm
With: Tensta konsthall, Kvinnocenter i Tensta/Hjulsta, Kungliga konsthögskolan, Tensta och Kista bibliotek, Silent University, Salong Tensta
The project creates an artistic programme about migration where the experiences of the residents and all the methods and approaches of the arts form a focal point for exchanges and learning. Using exhibitions, films, courses and workshops, the aim is to create a dynamics which links local experience with broader art projects about migration and colonial history.
Contact: Maria Lind, Tensta konsthall
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

NoBo kulturförmedling
Where: Fittja, Stockholm
With: Mångkulturellt centrum, MK Crew, Orten i Fokus, Redline Recordings, Luger
NoBo kulturförmedling intends to create a permanent arts agency and festival organisation, based on the premise that everyone should experience the freedom of determining their own future. Through links, mentorships and coaching, the skills and cultural capital of the residents will be gathered together and their ideas realised.
Contact: Ceylan Holago, Mångkulturellt centrum
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

Ortens verklighet [Real life at the Place]
Where: Norsborg, Stockholm
With: Megafonen, Unga Klara, En Kärlek Botkyrka
Using stage art, the project aims to tell the story of Orten (the Place), of the hate and love within it, and explore the place as a physical location, as a social space and as an identity. The project will use the stage and theatrical expression to encourage meetings and, through these, work imaginatively with everyone involved in creating the final performance. The aim is to reach a point where the residents take ownership of the place where they live.
Contact: Emma Dominguez, Megafonen
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

Where: Gottsunda, Uppsala
With: ABF i Uppsala län, Konstfrämjandet, Konstföreningen Shoutout!, Mötesplats Treklangen
Shoutout! wants to improve young people’s knowledge of the arts and the world of arts, and, through study visits, workshops, exhibitions and vernissage, to capture and strengthen the creative abilities of young people.
Contact: Kristin Spolander, ABF i Uppsala län
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

Skäggetorpspuls  [Pulse of Skäggetorp]
Where: Skäggetorp, Linköping
With: Romsk aktiv förening, Somaliska kvinnoföreningen, the Municipality of Linköping, Östergötlands läns hemslöjdsförening
The project is aimed at making culture available to more people by moving the operations of Linköping’s cultural institutions out into the residential areas. The project will also act as a link between generations. The objective is to set up a cultural council based in the local area, which will manage the establishment and development of different forms of creative activities and promote cultural exchanges.
Contact: Mersion Pejda, Romsk Aktiv Förening
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

Släpp loss kulturen [Release the culture]
Where: Kroksbäck och Holma, Malmö
With: Flamman Ungdomens hus, Teater inSite, Malecon Music, MKB Fastigheter
”Släpp loss kulturen” is aimed at establishing a platform for creating and promoting culture which represents the residents with their own stories as the focal point. The project will release the culture and creativity within the local residents, improve their self-confidence and participation, and encourage them to have the courage and desire to take their place on the cultural stage.
Contact: Juan Paez, Flamman
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

Stick ut! [Stand out!]
Where: Herrgården, Malmö
With: Drömmarnas hus, Victoria Park, ABF Malmö, Tjejer i förening
The project wants to give residents the opportunity to stand out and show themselves in a new light. The area has many locations which can be turned into creative “living rooms”, including parks, multi-arenas, gyms and citizens offices, where unexpected meetings can happen. This will give the residents an arena for practicing, experiencing and talking about culture.
Contact: Lone Lindström, Drömmarnas hus
Responsible administrator: Simon Strömberg

The Culture House
Where: Salsta, Flen
With: Flens VärldsOrkester, ABF Flen, Kulturskolan i Flens kommun, Flens språkvänner och flyktingguide
The aim of the project is to help to create a vibrant residential area where people are actively involved in the community through different cultural activities, such as music, dance, images and design. The Culture House wants to attract and bring together people of all ages, with different national backgrounds and functions.
Contact: Anne Sjöberg, Flen VärldsOrkester
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

Ålidhem Äger [Ålidhem Rules]
Where: Ålidhem, Umeå
With: Studiefrämjandet Västerbotten, Vän i Umeå, Västerbottens hemslöjdsförening, Sverok
Ålidhem offers a great opportunity to enjoy an innovative, creative platform which erases the borders between different cultural expressions. Unexpected partnerships contribute to a cross-fertilisation between associations, as well as individuals, and form a common context for long-term commitment and participation.
Contact: Andrea Rodriguez, Studiefrämjandet Västerbotten
Responsible administrator: Viktoria Nguema

See also

About Kreativa platser (information in English)


Annelie Larsson
Telefon: 08 519 264 71

Simon Strömberg
Telefon: 08 519 264 34


Ansökningsperiod 2017 är:
29 augusti - 26 september 2017

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