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Rebirth - Open Call for Residency and performance at Slakthuset

Updated: May 31, 2023

Artists are invited to register interest for a paid residency and performance opportunity as Gothenburg Fringe takes over a part of Slakthuset in Gothenburg's Gamlestaden.

As part of an ongoing collaboration, we have been given the opportunity to open a fascinating space to artists for a three-week residency beginning Tuesday 15 August, culminating in a public performance on Friday 1 September as part of the Opening evening of the Gothenburg Fringe Festival 2023.

Anyone interested in being involved in the process should email Nikhil Acharya (

The old slaughterhouse with a rustic industrial feel is longing for a new beginning and as it is opened up for creative purposes, we will follow the theme of rebirth, inviting interested creatives in all disciplines to explore the space with us.

Following an open showing of the space and a creative workshop, artists are invited to pitch their idea.

The selected artists will receive:

  • a set fee for their work

  • a budget for technical support and materials

  • an opportunity to grow as an artist within a historic space that is not sensitive to change

  • a chance to collaborate with other local artists over a three-week period

  • a public performance as part of the festival's opening evening

We envision the residency will be an open process in which we invite the public to observe the development of the work as it grows within the building.


10 June - Site visit

  • Gathering at Slakthuset at 16:00-18:00 hrs.

  • Getting to know each other

  • Discover the space

  • Brainstorm and collaborative workshop regarding themes and ideas

17 June - Pitch day Pitch your residency idea for a jury on a digital meeting at 14:00-16:00 hrs. Every artist team gets 10 minutes to present their idea according to the following guidelines:

  • Usage of the space and context - we want it to be site specific. Made for Slakthuset.

  • Related to the overall theme of the Opening: Rebirth

  • Open to showing your creative process to the audience

  • Enhancing the collaboration between different artistic forms

1 July The jury announces which pitch has been selected for the residency.

15-31 of August - Residency If selected, you will be offered three weeks to work on your project in Slakthuset. At least one open session where the public will be invited to visit the work-in-progress. The residency and showing will be organised with support from Gothenburg Fringe.

1 September - The Opening The final presentation of the work, open to all audiences, as a central event at Gothenburg Fringe 2023's opening evening.

Anyone interested in being involved in the process should email Nikhil Acharya (

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