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APPLY 2019

Applications are now CLOSED

Spend 1-2 weeks in the heart of the countryside on the Swedish Island of Gotland

Designers on Holiday 2019 is looking for creatives of all shapes and sizes from product designers to biologists. Applicants must be professionals in their field and no longer attending school, postgraduate or otherwise.

Applicants must have a desire to design, build, create and engage in site specific work that will add to the Designers on Holiday community. They must show a willingness to collaborate, learn and share skills with fellow attendees. They don't have to be a designer, just someone who wants to be involved.

Residencies duration 1-2 weeks for the period between 15th of July and 31th of July, 2019.

Thematic residencies


Priorities will be given to the applicants who are interested to explore the local environment and ecology or propose ideas for sustainable development in a rural area, but we consider other proposals as well.

Theme for the year

Being the 6th year running, DOH 2019 will be a year of retrospective. New ideas will merge with old projects, focusing on reshaping and developing already existing structures.

As such, participants from previous years will be given priority, new applicants are welcome to apply but spaces will be limited.


Designers on Holiday offers all attendees either a standard issue camp tent that sleeps one or a small cabin. In some cases attendees can use their own tents. Mattresses and bottom sheets are provided, pillows and sleeping bags/ duvets, blankets and towels at attendees discretion. But can be arranged on the island.

Fees and Support

Designers on Holiday provides selected artists with:

- Letter of invitation

- Free access to the shared outdoor work space, a range of hand tools, power tools, clays, dyes, pigments and various lumber and fixings.

- Collaboration with other attendees and local institutions and industries. Artists must secure their own funding for any work outside of the years schedule. 

– Food and expenses for 1 week is £140 for self employed and individual artists, for company representatives the fee is £350 per week. This includes 3 meals a day, snacks, trips and airport pick up and drop off. Fees are to be paid in full prior to arrival to the island.

– travel to and from residency, and insurance is the responsibility of the attendees. Designers on Holiday can give helpful hints and tips to keep the cost down.


Expectations towards the attendees

Designers on Holiday expects all attendees to join in with the larger experience of the residency. Socializing and collaborating with their fellow attendees.

After the residency is over Designers on Holiday may ask for statements on the work you produced in order to add it to the website or to publicize.

We expect attendees to share their work with their fellow attendees and with guests of the site during their stay.


Deadline for applications May 31st.

To apply for residencies Please fill in the Application form.

If the application form doesn't work for you please email us at with Name, Email, Website, CV, Portfolio, Profession, How long you would want to stay and a statement as to why you want to come to DOH and what you would bring to the camp. 

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