August 23, 2004 - Iaspis - seeks a new Director
August 23, 2004

seeks a new Director

IASPIS seeks a new Director

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnarsnamnden) seeks new director of IASPIS

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnarsnamnden) seeks new director of IASPIS

Since its founding in 1996, IASPIS has developed into an important center of international cultural exchange for artists, curators, and critics, with its base at the studio building at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. IASPIS is the international component of the Visual Arts Fund (Bildkonstnarsfonden), and is charged with stimulating the international contacts of Swedish artists – visual artists as well as those working in the plastic arts. This is carried out by offering various types of studio visits in Sweden and abroad, and by granting stipends to Swedish artists who have been given the opportunity to work or study abroad. IASPIS is also engaged in outreach via its exhibitions, lectures, and publications. For more information, see:

Because IASPIS’ current director, Sara Arrhenius, will be moving on to new work at the end of the year, The Arts Grants Committee is looking for a new director who can lead IASPIS and develop the scope of its activities. We are looking for someone with broad, documented expertise in Swedish and international contemporary art, and who is known in Sweden and abroad as someone with a distinctive approach in the field. Experience that could be relevant here would be, for example, work as a curator, critic, producer, or artist in the visual or plastic arts. A comprehensive Swedish and international network in the visual and plastic arts is an important qualification. In addition, since English is the language used at IASPIS, good knowledge of English is a must.

We are looking for someone with a strong vision of how IASPIS and international cultural exchange for Swedish artists can be developed in the future. As the director of a small, flexible, outward-directed, fast-paced workplace, one that demands irregular working hours and frequent travel, you must be accustomed to management, must tolerate stress, and must have excellent social skills.

The position is a three-year appointment which can commence as the parties see fit.

We would like to receive your application no later than August 30th. The application should include a c.v, references, and your desired salary, along with a short description of your vision of how IASPIS should be developed. The application should be sent to:
Konstnarsnamnden, Box 1610, S-111 86 Stockholm.

Information about the job can be obtained from Sara Arrhenius (tel. 08 402 35 88, 0733 727433) from August 16 onward, from the chair of Bildkonstnarsfonden, Sune Nordgren (+47 22993872), from the Administrative Director of Konstnarsnamnden, Nils Johansson (08 4023580), and from the Secretary of Bildkonstnarsfonden, Lars Olof Gustafson (08-4023575).

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