Upcoming residencies

2020 – upcoming residencies and retreats

27 july- 9 aug. Visual artist and illustrator Isabella Bancewicz, based in Rom, will spend two weeks in Hållnäs, to work on comics and a personal project. Read more about Isabella`s work here.

17–23 august. Region Uppsala´s theatre residency. This year,  Teater Aros will spend a week in Hållnäs. Read more about Teater Aros projekt here.

During July and August, German dance collective MNEME as well as Australian visual artist Anna Farago were planning residencies in Hållnäs. Because of covid-19, both these residencies were sadly cancelled. We look forward to welcoming them to Hållnäs during 2021.

14-16 aug We are happy to welcome back Unifying Yoga for a  yogaretreat in Hållen. More info here.

1-14 sept. Sound art/composition residency exchange  Druskininkai-Hållnäs. We look forward to hosting Lithuanian composer Martynas Bialobžeskis, as a part of our collaboration with DAR – Druskininkai Artists’ Residence.  During the autumn, Uppsala-based composer Thommy Wahlström will work in Druskininkai, Lithuania. The exchange with DAR AiR is supported by Kulturenheten Region Uppsala.


Book your residency, retreat or course venue – feel free to contact us.

We welcome both individual artists and small groups of up to 8 people. Since April 2018, we are members of ResArtis. Visit our profile there for updated residency fees.

Our converted barn contains three rustic studio spaces. The 45 m² movement studio features high ceilings and a sprung dance floor surfaced with a 3 mm natural rubber dance mat. The large barn doors can be opened on both sides of the space. Walls and ceiling are not insulated but there is an underfloor heating system for comfort on chilly days. Available June – mid-September.

The upstairs art studio features wooden floors and lots of natural light. This space is insulated and available April – September. There is an adjacent smaller workshop with high ceiling, concrete floor and separate balcony entrance.

Downstairs, there is a fully-functional kitchen and bathroom as well as a communal area for meals, fika and meetings, with a cosy fire place at the heart of the building. On the south side of the barn, guests can enjoy a sunny space suitable for both bbq’s and outdoor projects.

Our studio spaces, accommodation and outdoor spaces are continuously being improved.

Hållnäs konstkoloni is, in summertime, a home for artists in residence and occasional volunteers, as well as a family with two small children and a cat. Not all in the same house, but nearby! There are usually plenty of opportunities for social interaction,  tea breaks, meals and conversation – but always space to be on one’s own, too.

If you have ideas for a future art project, retreat or course you would like to run here, please email us at info@hallnaskonstkoloni.com or ring Åsa +46 0704 68 46 07. For more photos of our studio spaces, please visit our Facebook page. For photos of accommodation at Hållnäs Konstkoloni, look here.

At present, we do not receive any general external funding for our residency program. The visiting artist or group needs to provide funding themselves for travel, accommodation, studio hire and materials. Please see our ResArtis profile for updated residency fees.

In some cases, we might be able to offer an artist a reduced fee, in exchange for part-time help with upkeep and gardening. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about this.