Open Call

AIR 2021 Nordic Artists´Centre Dale

Nordic Artists Centre

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Dale, Norway


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.

Number of Participants

You may apply as individual working artist, as a group or with linked applications. 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.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 01, 2021 - December 31, 2021


  • kr5,000.00 travel budget
  • kr10,000.00 stipend (monthly)


Darkroom, Individual Studio, Wood Shop




No meals

Public Programs

Open Studios


Architecture, Curatorial, Design, Visual Arts



Program Description

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.

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