Fair Studios is a concept with the artist in focus, 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. Its a resource and public forum to explore and experiment. Proposed project should relate to site-sensitve exploration or specific conditions at BKN.

Cost: artist become member 100 sek + pay 400 as a development fee, total 500 (regardless duration)
AiR BKN duration: 1-2 months

Concept of Fair Studios: Regardless weather its a directed or self directed residency BKN practice FAIR STUDIO experience with support from fellow artists and dedicated time with the curator. 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.


You 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 organisation: Björkö Konstnod
Name of studios: BKN
Exhibiting practice: HYBRID >>>

Arist studios number/size: 7 between 10 and 76 sqm
Workshop Studios: 5 (presentation/darkroom/wood/loom/rock)

Visiting address: Björkö Konstnod, Simpnäsvägen 739, 764 53 Björkö, Sweden

Digital address/Plus Code: V26Q+R3 Skeninge  >>>

Public Transportation: Metro redline/Bus 676, Bus 636 - the trip fro central station Stockholm takes about 2  1/2 hours.
End destination: Björkö-Arholma Skola (Björkö-Arholma School) is the name of the bus stop. It is right on the doorstep of BKN.

More about BKN and Björkö >>>

Support: Funding entities contribut towards the project in different capacaties.

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Björkö Konstnod, Simpnäsvägen 739, 764 53 Björkö, Sweden