Art on screen

Art on Screen is a toolkit that includes eleven videos and other works that exist on screens, made by well-known artists based in Sweden.

The works can be shown separately or together, at an embassy or a consulate. The exhibition can preferably be realised together with a local art institution, which can add other works. The works can be projected or shown on monitors – it is a malleable exhibition curated to work in many different contexts.

The exhibition is curated by Kalmar Konstmuseum and the works are made available with the support of the organisation Filmform.

Artists are uniquely and importantly positioned to reshape our perception of the present moment. This is particularly relevant in an era marked by war, closed borders, and climate denial, when the need to test other ways of thinking, living and coexisting becomes more pressing. This is what art is doing – helping us to see beyond the familiar and to encounter other people’s perspectives, points of view and experiences. The artists in Art on Screen deal with societal change, interpersonal relationships and the interaction between humans and nature.

The artists in Art on Screen have varying backgrounds and come from different generations. For some, moving image is their primary means of expression while for others it is one of several media that they use. The exhibition follows three themes, or threads: Civilising Nature, Together and Transitions

See a description of the themes and all the videos below. A link with a preview of the videos can be found below under “building blocks”. Ask the contact person for the password.

Apart from the videos we also offer embassies to use texts about the videos and the artists. We have communication material such as images and trailers.

The offer is limited to 2022-2024.

Instructions

Manual (pdf, English)

Technical specification of all the works (ask contact person for the file)

Building blocks

Link to preview the videos (link to filmform website, ask contact person for password)
Videos for screening are transferred after completion of a toolkit application.

Curatorial text for the exhibition (word and pdf, English)

Description of themes and works (word and pdf, English)

Biographies or the artist  (word and pdf, English)

Communication material

Images (.jpg or .tif, MediaFlow)
Photo cred texts for above images (Word, English)

Trailers (mp4, Vimeo portfolio, English subtitling)
Ask contact person for password.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for promotion of social media campaigns, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Part of the sum applied for should be used for inviting Swedish guest speaker(s).

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for translation of the film(s) and inviting Swedish guest speakers (travel costs and remuneration).

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Repayments
If more than 10 per cent of the total grant has not been used, then the full amount of unused funds must be repaid to SI. Repayment shall be via UD EKO. When repaying, enter the project’s registration number (available in the agreement) and the name of your organisation in the notification field and notify the project manager in question.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please contact Anders Öhrn