27 augusti, 2020 Björkö

18 maj, 2020 TOMMA RUM & COVID-19

23 augusti, 2019 Tack för i år!/Thank you!

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 conurbation in Sweden. Tomma Rum is about the meeting and the creation of [...]


Arjeplog, the third largest municipality in Sweden, with the lowest population density and the deepest lake, Hornavan, thus the cleanest tap water. With the foundation laid for a silver mine in the year 1635 by the Southerners , the area had still been inhabited for 10,000 years. Today, the business community is almost entirely dominated by the global automotive industry's winter testing facilities. An intensive activity and doubling of the population during the winter months is replaced by a calm and the experience of oversized capacity during the summer months. The popular outdoor tourism in the beautiful surroundings is still not comparable with all the car brands' employees who, with their sneakers in -40C / -40F , are easily identified by the local population. Fully equipped with everyday comforts, we live in one of the summer-empty homes dedicated to the visiting winter engineers. With short distances to everything, we work in the former school's gymnasium and utilizes the various exhibition opportunities of the community, including in the Silver Museum, the Central Theater and all other things we can find. With views over the lakes to both the North and South and the mountains in the horizons, we walk between the two main streets Storgatan and Drottninggatan, taking a coffee break in the iron shop where everyone knows everyone by name and talks about the latest regarding Stina and Pelle.500[...]