15 Mar 2016
Nordic Artists' Centre Dale | 2017 residencies call
NORDISK KUNSTNARSENTER DALE - Nordic Artists' Centre Dale, Norway - Open call to professional artists, designers and architects for the artists' residency programme 2017. The centre is in a remote natural setting in a small fjord community, 3 hours from Bergen.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15th, 2016
WHO CAN APPLY
Professional artists, designers and architects are eligible to apply for a residency of two or three months duration. Curators are eligible to apply for a one month residence. Applicants from outside the Nordic region are expected to master the English language. The program is not available for students.
ABOUT THE RESIDENCY
The residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre includes a monthly grant of NOK 9.000,- as well as covered travel expenses up to NOK 5.500,-. Living and working spaces for free. The centre has five private residency houses of various size for the selected artists. Five identical 50 m² north-lit panorama window studios, with an additional common workshop furnished with a variation of equipment and heavy machinery for wood work. The artists’ lodgings is fully equipped, and provided with wireless internet access.
WHERE ARE WE
NKD is located just north of Sognefjorden, on the westcoast of Norway. It lies in a rather remote area, literally in the middle of nature. Dale is a typical small fjord community with a few shops and a small café. The nearest town, Førde is one hour away by bus. Bergen, the nearest city is three hours away by bus and boat.
WHAT WE OFFER
What we offer, besides excellent accommodation and working conditions, is time and space. Too much time of an artists everyday life is consumed by administration, transportation, networking and planning etc. leaving not much time left for the art production itself.
At NKD you will have the best possibilities for concentration and contemplation around your art practice, with not much interference and temptations of any kind, except for hikes and strolls in the immediate and exquisite nature.
In residence you are supposed to take part in presentations and an open studio day. We do not run a regular exhibition program.