This summer of 2019 we look forward to hosting  actor AnneLee Vikner, director/writer Robert Jelinek and photographer Tisha Minö for a week-long residency, our second  theatre residency with Kulturenheten Uppsala.

In August, Unifying Yoga returns for a retreat.

In September, we are happy to announce our first composer/sound artist residency exchange with Lithuanian AiR DAR, supported by Region Uppsala. Hållnäs Konstkoloni will host a Lithuanian composer/sound artist for a two week residency.

To apply for the residency in Druskininkai, Lithuania, see our open call here.


We welcome both individual artists and small groups of up to 8 people. Since April 2018, we are members of ResArtis.

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.

The upstairs art studio features wooden floors and lots of natural light. 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. 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 international 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 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 external funding for our new residency program. The visiting artist or group needs to provide funding themselves for travel, accommodation, studio hire and materials. We are however happy to help locate funding, if we can. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about this.