Konstnärernas Riksorganisation / Konsten att delta / Tidningen Konstnären
“The Art to Participate: Art and Design” is a project with the aim to facilitate for foreign-born artists (newly arrived as well as people who have been residing in Sweden during a longer period of time) to participate in the Swedish cultural sector, but also so the regional cultural life will be able to share international and intercultural networks. We open up the opportunities for art and design creators from different backgrounds and different fields to connect with each other. We consider it important to build a national network and that similar methods are used throughout the hole country. This also helps to create natural meeting places between colleagues. It is not just about integration but also about democracy and freedom of expression. The project is run by Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (Swedish Artists' Association) in collaboration with the Swedish Drawing Artists, Illustrator Centre, Swedish Photographers Association, KLYS (The Swedish Joint Committee for Artistic and Literary Professionals) and others. The task of Konstnärernas Riksorganisation, the Swedish Artists' Association, is to represent Swedish artists in political issues concerning art and artists’ financial and social situation. The association publish the magazine KONSTNÄREN (The Artist). In the Exhibition stand there will be an interactive drawing workshop and on the walls of the exhibition stands a projection with art from the participating artists in the project, "The Art to Participate: Art and Design". The project and The Swedish Artists’ Association (Konstnärernas Riksorganisation) will also be presented.