Practical information for KOLT Bottna Gerlesborg

Work Facilities

KOLT Bottna Gerlesborg will happen at Botnik Studios and can offer workshop space, studio made from a barn, a small stage, gallery space and lots of outdoor space.

Please note that Kolt has inexpensive and therefore has simple conditions. We will do our best to ensure you get what you need to work during Kolt. But we ask you to think simple.

Equipment and materials

Kolt can borrow some basic equipment and materials, such as hammer, saw, hammer, buckets, shovels, paper, pen, tape, etc. depending on participant’s needs. If you want specific materials or equipment you need to pay for it yourself, we can help you get things from the local area.


Each participants must prepare a 10 minute presentation themselves and their work. It is useful to show examples of your work, photos, film, recording, performance. This presentation will only be for others Kolt participants. We have a projector and speakers available for presentation.


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Participants pay travel and book themselves. It is advisable to book your trip well in advance, because then it is possible to get cheap tickets.

Participants from Greenland are recommended to apply for travel support from NAPA (deadline 28th May) and Mobility Support from Nordic Culture Point (deadline 20th of April).

From Göteborg:
Air plane: Landvetter airport or Gothenburg city airport for Ryanair.
Bus: Västttrafik. Destination Brygge (about 1 km from Botnik Studios) Train: Västttrafik. Destination Dingle (about 15km from Botnik Studios). Or SJ. Destination Uddevalla Central (about 40km from Botnik Studios)
Car: For directions. Destination Skärholmen Övergård 2, 457 48 Hamburgsund, Sweden.

From Oslo:
Air plane: Gardemoen or Oslo Rygge for Ryanair.
Bus: Airport express (between Rygge and Go By Bus bus stop) and Go By Bus. Destination Knäm (about 40 km from Botnik Studios).
Car: For directions. Destination Skärholmen Övergård 2, 457 48 Hamburgsund, Sweden.

To travel between Olso and Knäm take Go By Bus.
To travel from Rygge take the airport express to Sarpsborg Quality Hotel. Walk to bus stop Sarpsborg Quality Hotel by highway E6. Go from there with Go By Bus to Knäm.

All participants must arrive at Botnik Studios Saturday evening on the 30th of July and leave on the 8th of August.

Kolt will be able to pick up participants at Dingle, Brygge and Knäm. Let us know when you arrive.


Kolt will arrange breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please tell us when applying if you have food allergies or special diets.

Accommodation / residence

Kolt participants live under simple conditions at Botnik Studios. Kolt arrange mattress and pillow. Participants must bring duvet cover / bed sheets and towels. There are toilets, showers and the opportunity to wash clothes.

It is recommended that any participating artists from the area also live in the school, because a lot of Kolt's about putting an intense focus on your work. We advise participants not to have other projects, tasks or work under Kolt days.

Climate and clothing

We recommend our participants to rain coat and trousers, wellies, general warm clothes and swimwear. The Swedish summer is generally warm, but Bottna Gerlesborg is right by the ocean and the weather can change quickly. For weather forcast

Participants need work clothes, casual clothing and dress clothes for concert / party.

Inviting the public; KOLT Platform

KOLT Bottna Gerlesborg will open one day to the audience. KOLT Platform´s program consists of projects that the participants have created during the Kolt-week and finished work they have brought with them.

Kolt uses the “lecture-demonstration format” for presenting art work in progress and work that still is in the idea phase to the public. Lecture-demonstration is an informal showing where the work is both demonstrated practical and where the artists talks about the idea and process. The demonstration part of the presentation can be in different formats, it can be digital, a performance, a workshop together with the audience, an event, etc. The aim is to enable the participating artists to share their process with the other participants and with the audience. This will help the artist's own reflection of their work. The display also makes it possible for the public to gain more insight into how the participating artists work and ask questions.

If a participant want to bring a finished piece to show as a part of KOLT Platform please notified us in your application and attach documentation of the piece.

KOLT Platform will use Botnik Studios stage, café, galley and surrounding grounds for any site-specific locations.

Opportunity for showing finished work

Unfortunately KOLT Bottna Gerlesborg has a limited capacity for showing finished work, and therefore has very specific requirements for it. Kolt still want to open the opportunity to view the finished work, because we consider it a good opportunity for artists to be seen.


  • The artist must pay freight or shipping of artwork to Bottna Gerlesborg.
  • If the artist has performative art such as music, dance, theater, one can only show short parts of max. 25 min.
  • If the artists artwork includes other artists than themselves, the artist participating in Kolt must stand for costs. (It is perhaps possible to apply for visiting and travel support from your countries Art Council)
  • The artwork must be “finished” and ready to be showed/performed, without any additional preparation. Artists participating in Kolt cannot work with, rehears or prepare during the Kolt week.

What we offer:

More info will be posted in May.

For questions about showing finished artwork contact Alexandra