Neighbors Abroad is seeking a Palo Alto-based professional artist to serve as an Artist-in-Residence in Linköping! The selected artist will receive airfare, an apartment, a monetary stipend and the chance to exhibit their art our Sister City, located two hours southeast of Stockholm. The residency will begin during spring 2024. Applications must be received by October 31, 2023. Full details about the program may be found in the document pasted below.
Palo Alto established its Sister City relationship with Linköping, Sweden, in 1987. Linköping is a vibrant municipality of 165,000 inhabitants located in southern Sweden, 120 miles south of Stockholm. Its skyline is dominated by the soaring spires of Linköping Cathedral, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe.
Linköping, like Palo Alto, has attained a reputation as a hub for technology and innovation. Companies focused on aeronautics (including manufacturing giant Saab), mobile communication, AI and green technology have flourished. And like its American Sister City, Linköping benefits from having a world-class educational institution at its doorstep: Linköping University offers programs in Arts and Sciences, Education, Technology and Medicine to over 35,000 students each year.
Linköping and Palo Alto share an ambitious approach to climate change. Linköping officials were the first in Sweden to announce a plan to become carbon neutral. The government, citizens and business community have joined together to reach this goal by 2025.
Over the years, Linköping has hosted several delegations comprised of City of Palo Alto officials and Neighbors Abroad members. The visits offered opportunities to learn about Linköping’s culture and dynamic business community. Neighbors Abroad has eagerly reciprocated by welcoming numerous groups from Linköping to Palo Alto. These enthusiastic exchanges frequently resulted in the formation of life-long friendships.
Moving forward, Palo Alto and Linköping plan continued cooperation in diverse areas such as art, education, sustainability and business development. Our link to Linköping is strong and enduring.
Click on the PDF icon below to view a slide deck about our 2022 delegation to Linkoping:
Linköping Wikipedia Page
University of Linköping
Linköping Visitor Guide
Trip Advisor: Best Things to Do in Linköping
Nordic Innovation House