Open call: Nominate an artist for the Sven and Ellida Hjorts Exhibition Grant

Since 2017, Skånes konstförening awards an emerging artist based in Skåne, Sweden, per year with the Sven and Ellida Hjorts Grant. Beyond a stipend of 20 000 SEK, the award includes an exhibition at Skånes konstförening in the beginning 2022, including a production budget of 20 000 SEK, exhibition fee according to the Swedish Artists’ Association’s recommendations, and curatorial support from Skånes konstförening.

Nominations are open until May 31, 2021.
The recipient will be announced in the Fall of 2021.

Hanni Kamaly was the first recipient in 2017, followed by LealVeileby (artist duo António Leal and Jesper Veileby) in 2018, Ikram Abdulkadir in 2019, and Cia Kanthi in 2020. The recipient is elected by a jury consisting of three representatives from Skånes konstförening’s board. The jury will make a shortlist from the received nominations from the public and contact the artists for studio visits in June.

Who is eligible for the award?

– Emerging artists based in Skåne, Sweden
– Artists who are not currently students


– You can nominate an artist that you think should receive the award
– You can only nominate one artist and it cannot be yourself
– Multiple nominations will not increase chances for an artist

Please submit your nomination to including the following information

– The name of the artist you would like to nominate and their email address – Information on where the artist is based
– A short statement on why that artist should be considered for the Sven och Ellida Hjorts Grant (max 1 000 characters including spaces)
– A brief description on the nominated artist’s contribution to Skåne’s art community (max 1 000 characters including spaces)

You may attach web links or PDFs relevant to this nomination, e.g. portfolio, CV, text material no larger than 5 MB (not compulsory).

The nomination can be submitted in English or Swedish, no later than May 31.