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NKD Artists in Residence Program for 2011

Nordic Artists’ Centre Dalsåsen is a contemporary art institution that runs an artist-in-residence program and related activities. The program aims to encourage international contacts for artists and focuses on visual culture including design and architecture, locally rooted practice and Nordic as well as international processes.

The centre is located on the norwegian west coast, north from Bergen. The nkd receives funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.


The Nordic Artists’ Centre is a contemporary art institution that runs an artist-in-residence program and related activities, with focus on visual arts, design and architecture. The centre is situated on the norwegian West Coast, in municipality of Fjaler. The Nordic Artists’ Centre is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.

Target Group

Professional artists, designers, architects and curators are eligible to apply for residency.

The selection is based on artistic merits and the quality of artistic practice. Applicants from outside the Nordic region are expected to be fluent in English. Please note that the program is not available for students.


Residency periods are from 2 to 4 months. Please indicate preferred time and length of stay in the application but note that the nkd reserves the right to suggest a different period or/and length of residency.

Scholarship Value

The residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre includes a monthly grant of 6700 NOK, living and working space, as well as covered travel expenses up to 5500 NOK. Artists’ houses are fully equipped, studios are 50m², with a wireless internet access available in both houses and studios.


There is no application form.

Application should include:

  • a CV containing contact information
  • Project proposal for the residency
  • Short artist statement
  • Examples of previous work:
    • Up to 10 images ( JPEG, 72 dpi, max 1MB per image)
    • and/or Video/sound work ( edited to max. 10 min)
    • Link to a website
    • Catalogues and publications relating to your work

Please send the application by e-mail to: residency(at)

All material submitted by e-mail should be Macintosh compatible. Application material will not be returned.

Please note that the Nordic Artists’ Centre is under no obligation to justify its decisions.