Please keep in mind that due to COVID-19, events should be verified directly with the organization prior to attending.
The Fågelbo Residency links artists from the subtropics and the subarctic through an international exchange program between Broward/Miami Dade County in the US and Halland/Västra Götaland in Sweden. Fågelbo emphasizes collaboration between visual and performing artists, exploring and implementing new interdisciplinary art works.
Two artists (USA + SWE) are accepted for each residency: travel and lodging, production costs, documentation of public event (photographer & videographer) and marketing support are provided. Basic technical equipment are included on site. Being engaged in the community are important in the fostering of interdisciplinary art and we are therefore asking that two workshops will be taught to the public within each residency.
Fågelbo is an extension of WBC’s research and passion for interdisciplinary art. Fågelbo serves as a platform for artists to collaborate, try new things, be questioned, ask questions, and develop their work. These artists will leave their familiar territory and be challenged in ways that will make them grow, both as humans and professionals. It emphasizes collaboration between visual and performing artists such as recent residents: Adler Guerrier/Ivonne Batanero and Nikki Rollason/Chris Hausbeck. The uniqueness of Fågelbo is the interdisciplinary collaborative emphasis, the exploration of what an exhibition or a performance event might look like. We want participating artists to feel inspired to explore unexplored themes, platforms, concepts, and presentational tools while working together.
WBC has launched an online platform here at the website (click on the banner “Fågelbo Artist Portfolios”) facilitating communication between interested artists. An open call will be launched December 1st to select the residents via an international selection committee. The selected Swedish artist will travel and collaborate with a South Florida artist at FATVillage in April 2020 and another South Floridian artist will do the same at WU ArtSpace in July – August 2020.