WHERE THE FOREST MEETS THE SEA
Want to pitch your tent or bring your camper or RV.on our premises and be part of the artist community by attending share sessions and other program. This is possible year around. Simply write to us and we establish your needs together and define dates for your hybrid stay at AiR BKN in the Northern Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden. We have a large yard with grass/forest where you can pitch your tent. This is also an option if you have a dog (sorry they can't be indoors). Our shower, bathroom and kitchen has limited space so it might not be a camping situation for groups or families.
BKN is a safe space working towards a sustainable practice. The rural location and embeddedness in nature calls for vigilence towards the environment we kindly ask artists share knowledges, skills and approaches towards each others practices.
Contact: info (at) bjorkokonstnod.se
LOCATIONYou reach BKN by public transportation (buss) from Stockholm via Norrtälje. The two former schoolbuildings are right at the bus stop so its really easy. Be vigilent there are many Björkö (Birch Island) in Sweden we are the one in the municipallity of Norrtälje. The space is endorsed by the locals and run by the non profit organization Björkö Konstnod. BKN is in two buildings and total area of 590 sqm.
Host organization is a not for profit artist run organisation: Björkö Konstnod (est 2020)
Name of studios: BKN
Exhibiting practice: Special programs on an off the island
Address: Björkö Konstnod, Simpnäsvägen 739, 764 53 Björkö, Sweden
Digital address/Plus Code:
V26Q+R3 Skeninge >>>
Metro redline/Bus 676, Bus 636 - the trip fro central station Stockholm takes about 2 1/2 hours.
Bus stop: Björkö-Arholma Skola (Björkö-Arholma School) is the name of the bus stop. It is right on the doorstep of BKN. (sl.se, Stockholm-Norrtälje bus 676, Norrtälje-Björkö 636)
Åland Sea @ Björkö
BKN/Björkö KonstnodBKN works towards a responsible social/economic/environmental imprint. BKN provides an opportunity to within the stay, focus on the aristic practice and experience life in the Northern Archipelago of Stockholm - where the sea meets the forest, fields, and lakes - a peaceful rural milieu.
At BKN you also have access to woodworkshop, darkroom/photolab, loom, yard, rich nature areas and presentation/workshop space and some video equipment in addition to your studio.
BKN fosters a peer based environment "thinking together, learning together" this takes part during infrormal sessions and public outreach. It's a resource and public forum to explore and experiment. Proposed project should relate to site-sensitve exploration or specific conditions at BKN. As part of the concept you are required to have a meeting with curator as part of the assessment process.About residency >>>