Entries were open to everyone who works with handmade creativity under their own name, individually or together with others. The other requirement is that the entrants have a link to Skåne.

Almost 250 entries came in and, during some intense days of meetings in Malmö, the jury, consisting of Anne Elmdahl, Matti Klenell and Agneta Linton, selected 29 works to represent the breadth of the region’s artisans who work with handmade creativity. The works range from classic handcrafts that place a premium on technical skill and the object’s own inherent qualities to innovative designs and techniques that highlight narratives and care for detail.

At the official opening event, the winners of the project’s three scholarships worth SEK 30,000 each will be presented. The scholarship donors are Malmö Industriförening, Skånes Hemslöjdsförbund (The Handicraft Association of Scania) och String Furniture AB.

Utvalt is a collaboration between Form/Design Center, Konsthantverkscentrum  (The Crafts Center) and Skånes Hemslöjdsförbund (The Handicraft Association of Scania), with the aims to stimulate development in this field in Skåne, increase knowledge and public attention, and strengthen interest in crafts, handicrafts and design today.

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