The project Off Season Art Gardening aims to contribute to, and create, art works in public outdoor spaces in three different countries.
In the project, we are working with outdoor art installations on the theme of gardens with an all year-round experience as an important component. The artists who are part of this project are given the opportunity to be inspired, learn, and grow and develop in the various parts of the project. The public in these countries will experience new cultural aspects of their cities and they will be able to come along and listen to lectures. There will be three Artist in Residence Weeks during the project period from August 2018 – April 2021,one in each project partner country: the Netherlands, Sweden and Lithuania.
Sustainable use of digital technology
KASTiS project leader Lars Vipsjö has contributed with lectures and workshops to the Off Season Art Gardening project, as part of the Artist in Residence Weeks. He has given examples of how digital technology can be used in a sustainable way, in various forms of storytelling, in the context of localized and site-specific art projects. The aim has been to give the participators insights into how digital media can be utilized to create a media-conscious locative narrative and an engaging art experience. Download his report from the project (PDF).
EU Creative Europe
The project is being funded by EU Creative Europe along with Mariestad municipality, the University of Skövde, the organization Sense of Place in the Netherlands and Ukmerge municipality in Lithuania. This project is a step in developing and strengthening international networks of skills and artists who actively work with the inherent conditions of rural areas to create sustainable, competitive and attractive rural community development.