Iaspis in Umeå started in 1999 as a possibility to invite international artists for a 3-months residency in Umeå.
Included in the residence is an apartment, a travel grant, a monthly grant, and a studio space or a workplace depending on the artist´s requests.

Artists for the residency are selected by invitation only
and the the committee consists of representatives from:
Bild Museet Umeå Universitet,   Academy of Fine Art, Umeå UniversityMuseum Anna NordlanderUmeå Kommun , Verkligheten
and Vita Kuben, Norrlandsoperan.

Iaspis activities in Umeå has during the last years increased to arrange seminars and invite specialists as writers and curators.

For more info:
info@iaspisumea.se

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IASPIS (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists) was founded in 1996 as the Swedish Visual Arts Fund’s international programme commissioned to support international exchange for practitioners in the areas of visual art, design, craft and architecture. Iaspis’ activities aim to enable practitioners based in Sweden to develop artistically and improve their working conditions by establishing international contacts between artists and institutions, professionals such as curators and critics and others active in the field.

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