BIRCA is situated in Bækkelund near Klemensker on the Northern part of Bornholm in Denmark. The old farmhouse buildings has been renovated and modernised in order to provide optimal working and lodging facilities for national and international residencies.
There are two big rehearsal studios the sizes of 160 and 130 sq meters each. The main building is 200 sq m big and contains 3 different rooms for rent. Further, we have a beautiful 130 sq m atelier apartment with a first floor dormitory/studio in the stable building. Ideally, two different stage art groups can work and stay at BIRCA simultaneously.
The farmhouse buildings are situated in the middle of 3,31 hectares of land, beautiful fields with a small stretch of forest nearby. So there is plenty of space to think and unfold your artistic ideas at BIRCA.
BIRCA is a refuge for artists and researchers who seek peace and quiet and inspiring natural surroundings in which to develop their ideas. The site is ideal for workshops, rehearsal periods for performance groups or simply for individual research work.
We normally work May to October – but the place can also be visits in winthertime for more research/study purposes. You can book individual times here for 800€ for a week including one og the spaces and 3 rooms for accomodation. We also run some residencyprograms with application but mostly focussed on Danish artists
Foreningen BIRCA Residency lead the residency programs – chaired by Ida Tjalve/puppetier, Jens Boutrup/ Theaterdirector Bornholms Teater, Kirsten Lauerberg Lund/Turistguide, Bente Larsen.
BIRCA also has an advisory board consisting of: Monna Dithmer/DK, Pia Buchardt/DK, Kamma Siegumfeldt/DK, Trevor Davies/DK, Israel Aloni/IL/SE/AU and or nordic partners: Åsa Edgren- Locoworld/SE, Susanne Næss Nielsen – Dansarena Nord/NO, Fridrik Frideriksson – Association of Independent Theatre in Iceland and Hanna Helavuori – TINFO/FI
How to apply for residency and who is here now
Upcoming events and performances at BIRCA
All you need to know about your stay at BIRCA
Travel options from Copenhagen, Sweden and Germany
Information about the beautiful nature island of Bornholm
Susanne is a performing arts producer, consultant and international innovator. She owns and directs Danig Performing Arts Service. Susanne works with mentorship and coaching of performing artists and will herself use BIRCA for her own course and strategiwork for artists.
See Susannes tour of BIRCA here.