UNESCO 2023 World Heritage Residence Scholarship for Young Creatives Worldwide

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) is seeking nominations for its 2023 World Heritage Residence Scholarship to create links between people and promote international cooperation.

Peace is a central concept. This World Heritage Residence Scholarship is based on these ideas – to generate interest and understanding of humankind’s common memory through World Heritage sites. The scholarship aims to establish artistic and creative contacts between World Heritage sites around the world.

Region Gävleborg awards the Residence Scholarship for the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland to a person who has an idea related to the UNESCO World Heritage list and can connect the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland to another World Heritage site in an artistic, cultural or researching way.

In 2018, the region of Gävleborg, Sweden, created the international World Heritage Residence Scholarship at the World Heritage site “Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland”.



Aim and Benefits

  • A grant of ap. 4.500 euros (50.000 SEK) to carry out the idea/project in question
  • Staying and living in one or two World Heritage farms for a period of one month.


  • The scholarship is international and can be applied for by people from all over the world, such as researchers, artists, or other cultural actors;
  • Submitted applications showcased art projects in all different shapes and forms, including research, virtual reality, conservation, film, audio, dance, photo, storytelling, communication, sculpture, teaching and handicraft, and much more.



How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to UNESCO at www.regiongavleborg.se to apply

For more details, the UNESCO website

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