Långviksskär’s reputation is based on the artist and archipelago writer Axel Sjöberg, in addition to many talented boat builders. This spent a lot of time in the Stockholm archipelago and chose Långviksskär as the starting point for its artistry. He provided houses and studios on the island and depicted for nearly 40 years in text, painting and photography life on the island. When the Archipelago Foundation in 1983 bought the majority of Långviksskär and the approximately 300 islands in the surrounding archipelago, the idea of establishing a scholarship with housing in Axel Sjöberg’s residence was born.
The scholarship includes travel to and from the island, five weeks’ stay for each two artists as well as firewood to the stove and fuel to the outboard. For more than thirty years painters, photographers and writers have been captivated by the light and colors of Långviksskär’s islands, islets, surfaces and channels, in the red-painted cutter side pillow. Långviksskär is now a nature reserve, one takes you by taxi or on your own to go to a natural harbor.