Two art assignments open to Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge

By on December 27, 2018


The Region Stockholm, previously Stockholms läns landsting, Culture Administration invites professional artists to apply for two sketch assignments to create public art commissions for two adjacent hospital wards at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge.

Region Stockholm is working on renovating and investing in many existing premises at various hospital sites, in order to offer more healthcare facilities and create more single rooms. Wards R61-63 and R62-64 in the R4 building within the Huddinge Hospital area are to be renovated. Demolition work has begun and the completed wards are scheduled to receive patients in March 2020.

Description of the Art Commission

The creation of public art for the county’s hospitals is defined by a confidence in the capacity of the individual patient, and a will to define the patient primarily as a person and not by their illness. Art is of great importance, not just for the aesthetic value it brings to a place, but also as an expression of a humanistic view of society. At the Huddinge Hospital, art has been an important part of the fabric of the hospital from the beginning, reflecting half a century of trends in art, healthcare and society as a whole.

By adding new works of public art as the hospital environment evolves and changes, the Culture Administration wants to work with the healthcare departments in the creation of attractive environments and a welcoming atmosphere. The overall design of the premises will strengthen the patient’s own integrity. A well cared for healthcare environment is a clear sign of the respect and care shown towards patients and staff. Qualitative interior design and choice of art is also a way to create positive diversions for patients. In this artistic assignment we want the chosen artist to take the unique artistic environment found at Huddinge Hospital as their starting point and central inspiration.

General information on open calls is available on our web, here>> , under English.

Artist are welcome to submit an Application of Interest here>>. Last date of application Januari 16, 2019.

Information about the commission will be found on kulturförvaltningen webbsite here>>.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm