We found out yesterday.
Today the rest of the world gets to know!
Art and Culture are here to stay!
From @arvsfonden press release this morning:
“Emma Ricklund’s foundation receives support of roughly 3.1 million from the Heritage Fund for the project “KRAM”
“KRAM (Creativity, Relationships, Everyone’s equal value, Courage to be yourself)” will develop a new cultural-pedagogical working method where children’s and young people’s needs, reflection, wishes and the artistic process are at the center. The project will build three physical art education nodes in Saxnäs, Dikanäs and Vilhelmina and also create an outreach mobile activity based on the new way of working.
– For us, this is more than just a project, this gives our business weight and shows that it has been going on, and tireless work towards an absolutely necessary development is ongoing all the time. Everyone has the right to experience and explore their creation and I am proud to the core that this project lands here in Vilhelmina’s mountain world, says Tina Larsson, director of operations at Ricklundgården.
The project will also give the target group insights into art and culture and its symbiosis with emotional life, and through cultural creation contribute to a more vibrant sparsely populated area in inland and mountain municipalities where the Sami and Swedish cultures live side by side
In order to create a sustainable structure for the method and make the activity accessible to the target group, a collaboration must be developed with the school, the recreation center, student health, the library, associations and with artists who visit Ricklundgården.
– I want to thank all our partners in advance, with whom we will have the pleasure of working together. There are many of us who are passionate about the culture growing stronger and living on, says Tina Larsson.
Emma Ricklund was a visual and textile artist active in the mountain village of Saxnäs. Emma Ricklund’s foundation aims to manage her legacy and promote artistic and other cultural activities by allowing artists to live and work at Ricklundgården in Saxnäs.”