Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
(2017-2018) 20 art clubs participated in the national project in which the clubs had the possibility to invite and exhibit non-European artists living in Sweden. The aim of the project was to create meetings and facilitate new creative collaborations which enabled foreign artists to enter the Swedish art scene for a new and wider audiences. The project opened up for the possibility for artclubs to present interesting and inspiring artists and helped the artclubs to develope and to reach new visitor goups. The project was developed as a sister project to the project Konsten att delta/The art to participate, a mentor program initiated by the artist Ola Öhlin. The artists invited was all part of the mentor program and both them and their Swedish mentor was invited to exhibit and talk about their experiences in the particiapating art clubs. The project was finansed with support from the Swedish Postkodsstiftelsen. The art clubs who participated in the projekt was: Berga konstförening, Folkare Konstförening, Galaxel Konstförening, Ifö Center Exhibit, Jämtlands läns konstförening, Kiruna konstgille, Konstföreningen Torget, Konstföreningen V.O.D.K.A.N, Kulturföreningen Lyktan, Litografiska Museet, Not Quite, Rejmyre Art Lab, Skådebanan, Skånes Konstförening, Streetcorner – en kulturell uppercut, Söderhamns konstförening, Vasaparkens förskolors konstförening, Verkstad konstförening, Virsbo Konsthall och Österängens Konsthall.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
There have been twenty exhibitions with non European artists living in Sweden in art clubs all over Sweden, the members of the art clubs have been enriched both by meeting the art and by having the possibility to arrange workshops, artist talks and more for a wide audience of both children and adults. Issues about inclusion and integration but also about art and the Swedish art scene have been highlighted and discussed both between the members of the art clubs inernal and with their audience.