Rahel Shawl participated in the Studio Grant Holder Program in Stockholm from September 2nd to December 30th, 2022, under the aegis of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. The committee is committed to advancing artistic development and fostering innovative culture, as well as enhancing the economic and social conditions of professional artists. The International Programme for Visual and Applied Arts (IASPIS), a program run by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, is aimed at professional artists in the visual arts and design fields. This includes artists working in photography, design, crafts, illustration, textile art, or architecture. The program offers residency opportunities both in Sweden and abroad, public programs in Sweden and internationally, publications, an archive, expert visit programs, and regional and international collaborative programs. The residency program offered by IASPIS provides a conducive environment and time for artistic development, international cross-boundary meetings, and the exchange of knowledge. There are twelve residencies in total, out of which nine are abroad, while the remaining three are in collaboration with local actors in Gothenburg, Malmö, and Umeå. These artists are invited by IASPIS following proposals from artist colleagues, curators, critics, and other actors in the field of visual and applied arts.