A big thank you to all who applied to Open Call. We received amazing applications and in an impressive amount. We’re grateful for your commitment and knowledge. The application period has ended and it’s time for the Advisory group to read through your materials.

Open Call!

Deadline 24 January 2018, 5pm

Open Call is a new annual open application exhibition opportunity within Marabouparken’s BOX for artists and projects based in Sweden.

Develop your art practice or group project through a new annual Open Call exhibition at Marabouparken in Autumn 2018! We invite proposals for new work that explores the themes of collectivity and equality.

The Open Call seeks to:

  1. Provide opportunities for people to develop their practice through a new commission and exhibition in Autumn 2018
  2. Open Call invites proposals for new work that explores themes of collectivity and solidarity.
  3. Provide support for a wider peer group through a public programme of events

The Selected Open Call Project will receive:

  1. 5000SEK Commissioning Fee
  2. 5000SEK Exhibition Fee
  3. 30000SEK Production Budget (Managed by Marabouparken)
  4. A an exhibition September – October 2018
  5. A new text on the project to accompany the exhibition.
  6. Studio visits by Marabouparken
  7. In addition to the fee and production budget Marabouparken will cover the costs of the installing the exhibition.

Open Call builds on Marabouparken’s history in supporting art practice through programmes such as P.A.N.K. (2004) which offered recent graduates from art schools across Sweden the chance to work and live in Sundbyberg. Open Call seeks to provide a platform for artists and projects to develop new work and aims to build more opportunities for artists, groups and projects based in Sweden.

BOX is Marabouparken’s project space committed to supporting artists and collectives at an important stage in their practice. For any questions please call + 46 8 29 45 90 or email opencall@marabouparken.se

The application form will be posted here shortly.

Marabouparken BOX is the area marked red


Application form and guidelines

Advisory Group

Elof Hellström works as course assistant at the course Decolonizing Architecture at KKH, as well as doing collaborative research-based artistic processes. He is part of SIFAV (The South Districts Institute for Other Visions), working on issues around the city and commons, and MDGH [Against Global Homelessness], investigating civil rights in relation to ownership in the build environment. Elof is since 2007 also active in Cyklopen where he is part of arranging recurring events with text, art and music.
www.cyklopen.se www.sifav.org www.mdgh.se

Shahram Khosravi is Professor at Stockholm University and Uppsala University. He has written many books and articles focused on migration and asylum politics and experience including, The Illegal Traveler: An Auto-Ethnography of Borders (2010); and After Deportation, Ethnographic Perspectives (2017).

Marie-Louise Richards is an architect and founder of Madam Arkitekt where her recent work explores ‘hyper-visible invisibility’.  She works as the Assistant Curator of Arkdes and is a lecturer at KTH on the KTH in Tensta programme.


Selam Tadele works in Sundbyberg Stad as the integration co-ordinator for the Culture and Leisure department. Here she works with different local groups and initiatives to build collaborations and develop the support the commune can provide to its residents.