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30 Apr 2020

Norway | Art House KH Messen residencies call for 2021

Call for applications for artist residency KHMessen in Norway. Applications are now open for a working period in 2021 at KHMessen in Norway.

The residency programme provides time and space for artists. It welcomes visual artists, writers, composers /musicians, performance artists at any stage in their careers who are interested in exploring and expanding their work in a unique and supportive environment.

KH Messen is situated in the small town of Alvik in Norway, surrounded by mountains and very close to the fjord. Kunstnarhuset Messen is a workplace and a venue for regional artists and guest artists. There is a huge interest from artists all over the world to stay and work at Messen. The beautiful fjord landscape has attracted artists to Hardanger for centuries, and Messen is a perfect place to enjoy the scenery in full.

The main purpose of the artist in residency is individual artistic development. We wish to create an environment where artists can meet each other both regionally and internationally. Workshops, seminars, artist meetings, artist talks, exchange programs and artistic development are measures to strengthen the development of the artistic environment. Various events also give the opportunity to promote art and artistic projects locally and regionally. 

Kunstnarhuset Messen is historically a part of the local community, and we cooperate with local organizations and people to strengthen the local bond and communication through art.

Residencies are individually tailored and last 1-3 months. 

The selected artists are supported with free accomodation and studio, and the opportunity to live and work in a safe and quiet environment. All visiting artists must pay a fee of 1000 NOK (approx 100 EURO) per month to KH Messen in order to cover electricity and water. All other expenses such as living costs, travel, materials and insurance must be covered by the artist. 

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2020

Further information on application process