Ateliér Aajuna/Studio Space Aajuna *
Brief description of residency program
Southern Greenland with it’s beautiful and dramatic nature and the Greenlander’s hospitality offers an inspiring stay for artists of all kinds, painters, writers, poets or musicians. The nature with high mountains, the fjords and the ice-cap is spectacular and inspiring. Here you can follow nature’s changes and eternity, you can dive into yourself and find that a stay here can give you new ways to look at your life. Qaqortoq is a small village on the South West coast of Greenland with the Atlantic Ocean at it’s feet. There is a good hospital as well as library, museum and schools in the village.
In this newly built house on 50 sqm there is a studioroom with kitchen and entrance to a large terrass with direct view in to a small waterfall. A loft with sofa and TV, sleeping room downstairs with double bed. Bathroom with shower and floor heating. Washing machine. Wireless internet. Food stores a couple of hundred meters from the house.
Your stay in the studio is organized by yourself as well as you have to fund the stay yourself. It is possible to do artistical work as painting, drawing etc as well as writing. Good lighting conditions. As we see exchange of ideas and experiences as an important part of this studio programme we expect you to be open for giving talks, take part in smaller workshops etc. There might also be possibilities for exhibitions and screenings.
Brief description of organisation
Aajuna Studio Space is a privately owned house. The association Aajuna is the instance which is responsible for the residency activity, the overall policy and reviewing applications for residency.
For now the Aajuna Studio space has no permanent funding, and the visiting artists have to seek funding for travel costs and stay in Greenland.
Aajuna Association aims at promoting Greenlandic cultural life and exchange between artists, The issue of artists mobility for developing cultural expressions is vital for us.
Aajuna Association is currently seeking financial support from different public institutions.
For the benefit of the mutual cultural understanding the Aajuna Association is trying to create collaborations and possibilities for the visiting artists to share their work in different ways, f example holding a public talk /lecture at the library, or do some work with children/young people in school or an exhibition in the Qaqortoq Museum or a nearby space.
Organisation founded in 2010
Residency program since 2015
Who can apply for a stay?/ Disciplines and media
Visual artists, writers, composers, musicians, actors, film-makers and other artists.
Application form (click for pdf)
Type of organisation: Artist-Run association
* aajuna, means in Greenlandish ”here”, or ”this is the place”.