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AIR 2021 Norway


AIR 2021



Professional visual artists, designers and architects are eligible to apply for a residency of two, three or four months duration in 2021. Curators are eligible to apply for a one month residence.

Applicants from outside the Nordic region are expected to have a fairly good command of the English language. Note: The program is not available for students.


The residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre includes a monthly grant of NOK 10.000,-. Travel costs will be covered after appointment, but within a limit of NOK 5.000,-. Living and working spaces are for free.

The centre has five private residency houses, one for each artist. Five 50 m² studios with a 6 meter high ceiling and north-lit panorama windows. An additional common studio and carpenters workshop furnished with a good selection of equipment and heavy machines are also at disposal. The artists’ lodgings are fully equipped, and provided with wireless internet access.

Note: Private trips made during the stay must be covered by the resident herself.


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 few cafes. 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, besides excellent accommodation and working conditions, is basically time for art production and reflection. Too much time of an artists everyday life is absorbed by administration, transportation, writing applications etc. leaving not much time for the art production itself. We want to be an counterforce to this.

In residence, in addition to concentrate about your own work, you are expected to take part in peer presentations and an open studio day. We do not run an exhibition program.


Deadline is March 1st, 2020 (23:59 at your local time zone).

Only applications using our application form will be considered. Please note that all fields must be filled. You may apply with a single application, as a group or with linked applications. The stipend is nevertheless not more than NOK 10.000,- a house.

The applications will be evaluated by a board of peers and the NKD administration together.

For 2021 it is possible to apply for a stay between two (2) and four (4) months. Curators can apply for a one (1) month stay.

Apply by sending us an e-mail where you attach the application form and a PDF file portfolio of MAX 3 MB, containing up to ten single photoes. For sound and video works attach a link in the application form. Make sure to name the application form and the pfd-portfolio with your full name. Sign the e-mail with your full name and e-mail address. NKD does not take responsibilty for applications that are sent in other formats. Applications can not be changed after deadline.

NOTE: Only selected artists will be notified after the selection process is over. The names of selected artists will be published on our website, by the end of September.

Please send the application to the e-mail address found in the application form. The form can be downloaded in the field to the left by clicking “apply here”.

deadline: March 1st 23:59 CET, 2020
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