Utbyta idéer och arbeta tillsammans

Under 2014 färdigställde vi vår guide till att starta residensprogram. Ett residensprogram – efter engelskans artist in residency –  kan variera stort i form och genomförande. Det handlar om att en eller flera konstnärer bjuds in för att bo och arbeta [...]

What is Tomma Rum?

Tomma Rum (Empty Spaces) is a self-organised platform and artist group for cultural and artistic exchange. Each summer all participants together arrange a residency in a smaller municipality in Sweden. Tomma Rum is about the meeting and the creation of [...]

Krokstrand 2024

Bohuslän! Located on the inland east coast of Strömstad municipality, at the meeting point between the highest and lowest points of the Bohus hiking trail, Tomma Rum invites you this year to Krokstrand. REGISTER HERE! Krokstrand was a lively stonemasonry community at the turn of the 20th century, and in 1902 it was honoured with a Folkets hus, a gathering place for freedom of expression. In 1977, the industry came to a halt and the stonemasons' dwellings were filled with alternative youngsters who continued to keep the Folkets hus alive through festivals, dances, cinemas and more.     During the summer of 2024, Tomma Rum, in collaboration with Krokstrand Folketshusförening, has been given the honour of staying and working in this Bohuslän's oldest Folkets hus! The building is located right next to the sometimes salty sometimes sweeter water of the Idefjord and wherever you look you can see the Bohus granite. We have access to a spacious room called Stora salen, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. New this year, Tomma Rum will have a collaboration week for people who want to explore ideas or make art together with others. The collaboration week takes place July 9-16. For this week, you can bring suggestions for something you would like to look at with others, or if you want to, be prepared to participate in others' projects. This year we have the possibility to be eight people per week, but important to know is that we will sleep and work in the same room. There are wooden and fabric partition walls but only a few doors. We have access to other roofed rooms outside and there is also space for tents or motorhomes. In addition, the restaurant is right next door. A warm welcome to a new unforgettable summer with new meetings, discoveries among lakes, granite and Krokstrand residents and the opportunity to swim over to Norway! 500[...]