Open call – Korsvägen, Gothenburg

Statens konstråd / Public Art Agency Sweden has released an open call to invite artists to develop a project for station Korsvägen, in Gothenburg. Korsvägen is one of the three new stations in Västlänken (the West Link), a new subterranean railroad that is one Gothenburg’s largest construction projects ever.

Public Art Agency Sweden is developing four projects within the West Link. Besides the Korsvägen open call, the remaining three projects are Danh Vō’s Tongue and Groove (at the Central station), Katharina Grosse’s bLINK (at the infrastructure area Olskroken) and Huang Yong Ping’s Rainbow Snake (at station Haga).

Following Swedish regulations, the procurement of an artist is organised through an open call. The first stage is a call for entries where applicants are requested to submit an expression of interest. Among the received entries, two artists/artist collectives will be appointed and compensated to tender by developing and presenting their artistic approach; that is, a description of the method and strategy through which the artist/artist collective intends to take on the task of developing a permanent art commission for station Korsvägen. Finally, among the two proposals for artistic approach, one artist/artist collective will be awarded a sketch contract for the permanent art commission.

The remuneration for developing and presenting an artistic approach is SEK 60 000 excluding VAT for each of the two appointed artist/artist collective. The overall budget for the sketch and implementation assignment is SEK 6,000,000 excluding VAT (awarded to one artist/artist collective).

We would like to invite you to participate in the open call. We think your contribution would be very valuable, as we are convinced that your line of work connects wonderfully with the aim of the project.
Expressions of interest must be submitted no later than January 09, 2023 (latest 23.59h, local time Sweden).

The open call documents are in Swedish, but applications are accepted also in English as well as Scandinavian languages.