OpenART is a public art biennial and takes place in Örebro, Sweden. During twelve summer weeks contemporary art from all over the world is showcased in the public space. We are now searching for artists with different backgrounds, art mediums and expressions to fill our city with artworks.

Application Open until May 15 2018

Exhibition period: summer 2019


OpenART is based on a conviction that a creative society builds bridges not walls. It is a unique event that turns the city upside down with unconventional art, encouraging bold ideas and promoting unusual expressions. OpenART invites a broad and curious audience to experience the art regardless if they are acquainted with art or not.


We search for a diversity of artworks that can transform the city with different conformations and concepts. Artists can submit with an already existing artwork or a new idea. OpenART is an exhibition that takes place in the city centre and the art will be placed outdoors available for public interaction day and night during the exhibition period. We see possibilities for a wide range of art mediums and techniques but are particulary looking for artworks for the open space and in particular new ideas on what public art can be. Invited artists will receive an artist fee of 1000 EUR and transport, travel and accommodation support.


This biennial offers an exciting platform with national and international media exposure as well as our social media boost. During the biennale, the city of Örebro is temporarily transformed into a huge outdoor art arena. This is a great opportunity for you as an artist to reach a new audience that are usually not in contact with art.