Since 1994, the Hasselblad Foundation has awarded an annual stipend to a Swedish photographer, enabling him or her to work on a project in an international environment by spending September and October at Hôtel Chevillon in Grez-sur-Loing near Fontainebleau, France. From 2011 the stipend is also available to photographers working and living in Scandinavia or by Norwegians, Danish and Swedish citizens residing abroad.
Hôtel Chevillon is one of the landmarks of Nordic art history, having been one of the two hotels in Grez-sur-Loing to host many Nordic and Anglo-Saxon artists and writers who later became spearhead figures, including Carl Larsson, Karl Nordström, Bruno Liljefors, the Danish and Norwegian members of the Skagen Group, August Strindberg and Robert Louis Stevenson, to mention but a few. In the Hôtel, scrupulously restored, the Grez-sur-Loing Foundation (www.grez-stiftelsen.se), with its seat in Göteborg, Sweden, now rents accommodations and studios to institutions which, in turn, make them available to artists, authors, photographers, and others, granting stipends enabling the recipients to spend time living and working there. Hôtel Chevillon is not a regular hotel since the guests live in self-catering accommodations. Hôtel Chevillon is notadapted to accommodate the disabled.
The stipend amounts to SEK 30,000 plus the rental cost of the accommodation. The recipient may bring a family member at no added charge during his or her stay at Hôtel Chevillon
Application for 2014
Next application is for 2014. Application deadline March 1 2014.
The Grez-sur-Loing stipend may only be applied for by photographers and other professionals within the field of photografy such as curators, theoreticians, critics or writers with Norwegian, Danish or Swedish citizenship, working and living in or outside of Scandinavia.
Tonje Bøe Birkeland - 2013 Photography stipend to Grez-sur-Loing, France
Tonje Bøe Birkeland has been awarded the Hasselblad Foundation’s 2-month artist-in-residency stipend at Hôtel Chevillon, a meeting place for Nordic artists and writers in Grez-sur-Loing, south of Paris, France. The stipend is worth SEK 30,000 and the Foundation will also pay rental costs for the hotel.
Using photographs, texts and objects, Tonje Bøe Birkeland constructs fictional travellers from the past. At Hôtel Chevillon, in the nearby Fontainbleau forest and in Paris she will work on setting the scenery for her new character, Luelle Magdalon Lumiére. Tonje Bøe Birkeland is working on a book entitled Luelles liv – Memoarer & kommentarer and the residency will give her an opportunity to finish a first draft of the book and time to plan her new photography project. Birkeland participated in the Hasselblad Foundation’s 2012 New Nordic Photography exhibition when she competed in the Masters group and won a studio scholarship at the ISCP in New York.
The purpose of this stipend is to offer a residency overseas for work on a photographic project while also providing an opportunity to build international contacts within photography and other artistic disciplines.
The residency will take place in September and October 2013.
Previous Recipients of the Grez-sur-Loing Stipend
2012 Cecilia Grönberg, Stockholm
2011 Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Stockholm
2010 Åsa Franck, Stockholm
2009 Ann Eringstam, Gothenburg
2008 Marie Anderson, Malmö
2007 Sanna Sjöswärd, Stockholm
2006 Lina Jaros, Stockholm
2005 Joakim Eneroth, Stockholm
2004 Åsa Stjerna, Stockholm
2003 Ulf Lundin, Stockholm
2002 Monica Englund, Göteborg
2001 Julia Peirone, Stockholm
2000 Helena Blomkvist, Enskede
1999 Martin Palm, Malmö
1998 Nina Korhonen, Stockholm
1997 Susann Moritz, Farsta
1996 Lars Wallsten, Stockholm
1995 Anders Kristensson, Malmö
1994 Barbara Lindell, Stockholm