This year’s scholarship for the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland is now open for applications until 18 February 2021.

The World Heritage site was inscribed in 2012 and consists of seven large timber farmhouses with richly decorated interior. They are part of a concentration of over a thousand surviving timber structures in the Hälsingland area of reflect a timber building tradition that originated in the Middle Ages.


The World Heritage Scholarship is a residency that involves the recipient staying and living in one or two World Heritage farms for a period of one month as well as a grant of € 5,000 to carry out their idea or project.

For who?

The scholarship is international and welcomes applications from people from all over the world, including researchers, artists or other cultural actors and creators. The Gävleborg Region awards the Residence Scholarship for the Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland World Heritage site to a person who has an idea related to the UNESCO World Heritage List and is interested in connecting the Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland World Heritage site to other sites.


The application period is from January 18th to February 18th, 2021

How to apply?

For more information on how to apply see: 

More information about the World Heritage property Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland can be found here.