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 2015
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.
Application deadline April 15 2015
Beata Fransson – 2015 Photography stipend to Grez-sur-Loing, France
Beata Fransson has been selected for the Hasselblad Foundation’s 2-month artist-in-residency at Hotel 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 also covers rental costs for the hotel.
In her artistic practice, Beata Fransson uses investigations of various photographic – often historical – techniques to create objects and installations. Her current project is based on research into 19th century studio portraiture and the relation to contemporary self-imagery. During her stay at Hotel Chevillon, Beata Fransson will focus on the production of a book on the subject.
Beata Fransson (b 1977) is educated at the Malmö Art Academies, and lives and works in Stockholm. She has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions, both in Sweden and abroad.
Previous Recipients of the Grez-sur-Loing Stipend
2014 Marthe Aune Eriksen, Malmö
2013 Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Bergen, Norway
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