Every year, the Sten A Olsson Foundation awards culture scholarships in several artistic disciplines such as performing arts - music, dance, theatre, circus - visual arts, literature and film.
Culture scholarships 2023
Camilla Boström’s many murals on walls, fences, pump houses, and dumpsters all over Gothenburg flow between art and design, permanent fixtures, and temporary projects.
UK-born Alec Frank-Gemmill has been principal horn for the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra since 2019 following a decade in the same position with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Pianist, violinist, arranger, and composer. The multi-talented and versatile musician Martin Hederos moves freely between various genres and styles, though always leaving his distinctive signature.
Author and journalist Marit Kapla debuted in 2019 with the prizewinning poetic essay book Osebol. In the 800 or so pages of this thick volume, readers get acquainted with 42 villagers by way of first-person accounts.
In the art and imagery of Olof Marsja, history, Sámi craftmanship traditions, as well as the past and the present all exist without any ranking. The three-dimensional, sculptural works are generally created out of disparate materials that at first appear incompatible.
Aerial acrobatics, trapeze artistry, showing off her strength as a strongwoman, in fakir acts, fire and bubble-blowing performances, old-fashioned variety shows, horseback acts, and much, much more.
167 successful culture scholars
Every year, the Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture awards culture scholarships to three to six scholars. The scholarships cover several artistic disciplines, such as the performing arts (music, dance, theatre, circus) the visual arts, as well as literature and film.
Since 1996, when the Foundation was established and including the scholarships 2022, 167 scholarships have been awarded to support individual artistic development of the scholars. The recipients represent Sweden’s top artists in various genres, and many have gone on to make a name for themselves internationally.
It is not possible to apply for the Foundation’s culture scholarships.