• December 15, 2022 - February 15, 2023
  • Partial Scholarship
  • Sweden

In 2018, the region of Gävleborg, Sweden, created the international World Heritage Residence Scholarship at the World Heritage site “Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland”.

One aim of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention is to create links between people and promote international cooperation. Peace is a central concept. This World Heritage Residence Scholarship is based on these ideas – to generate interest and understanding of humankind’s common memory through World Heritage sites. The scholarship aims to establish artistic and creative contacts between World Heritage sites around the world.

The World Heritage Residence Scholarship consists of two parts: a one-month residence at one of the seven World Heritage farms, either Kristofer’s in Stene or Erik-Anders in Asta; and a sum of approximately 4500 Euros (50.000 SKR) to be used on a project which has an international dimension and builds bridges between World Heritage sites in an artistic or cultural way.

The scholarship is international and can be applied for by people from all over the world, such as researchers, artists, or other cultural actors.

Region Gävleborg awards the Residence Scholarship for the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland to a person who has an idea related to the UNESCO World Heritage list and can connect the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland to another World Heritage site in an artistic, cultural or researching way.

The World Heritage Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland Residence Scholarship includes a one-month stay in one or two of the seven World Heritage farmhouses. As a recipient of the scholarship, you have two farms to choose from Kristofer’s in Järvsö or Erik-Anders in Söderala.

Previous calls for applications attracted artists from many different countries including Algeria, Angola, Austria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Tanzania, Türkiye, UK, USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.







  • Staying and living in one or two World Heritage farms for a period of one month.
  • A grant of ap. 4.500 euros (50.000 SEK) to carry out the idea/project in question.



Applicants and projects should meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants can be individual researchers, artists, or other cultural actors.
  • Applicants from around the world can apply for this resident Scholarship.
  • The project must connect World Heritage sites.
  • Applicants can use the Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland as a source of inspiration.


Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

Your application must be sent between December 15th, 2022, and February 15th, 2023.

  • When you write your application, please be as specific as you can when you describe your project.
  • How and in what way are you planning to connect another World Heritage site with the Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland?
  • In what way is your project interesting for the sites?
  • To show that you have already done some research is also very important as ideas on how the project could enrich the actual sites as well.
  • A good thing is to put a project name that clearly describes the project. Attachments with former work/projects are also very good to put in the application.


Application Deadline: February 15, 2023 (11 Days Remaining)

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