In the spring of 2013 Sissel & Line Thastum founded the international cultural non-profit organisation and artist residency The Independent AIR.

The Independent AIR offers emerging photographic and lens based artists a supportive and sustainable community of practice, production and experimentation through group residencies, master classes and a long-term network.  

In addition to the residency programme The Independent AIR organises and participates in exhibitions, artist talks, portfolio reviews, lectures and photographic workshops in Denmark and internationally.