Open Call

R27 - Party as Form - Hosted with Shannon Stratton and Kelly Lloyd


With Funding
Free / No Costs
Oslo, Norway


Lloyd and Shannon seek to convene a group of practitioners interested in the party as a form, whether this is already the foundation of their practice or a potential lens through which to continue their research. The residency will be a think-tank-style sharing of ideas and resources that allows for both group and solo planning and ideas-testing. In the process we will look in detail at the history, aesthetics, labor, and conventions of parties, from the intimate to the public, the religious to the secular. Topics may include (but not necessarily be limited to) liminality, community, hosting, the formation of publics, spectacle, utopias, leisure, play, pleasure, refusal, ritual and the commons.

Number of Participants

Party as Form takes the craft of celebration as the starting point for a residency that blends cultural theory with current experiments in curating, social practice and performance. This four-week residency offers up to four Oslo-based and two international artists, art workers and other creative, critical, and cultural practitioners the opportunity to work with Lloyd and Stratton on collective research and cross-disciplinary collaboration.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 27, 2024 - June 24, 2024


  • kr3,000.00 travel budget


Co-Working, Desk Space




Lunch, Vegan

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Courses, Critique, Demo Day, Discussion, Forum, Group Dinners, Mentors, Performances, Professional Development, Seminars, Workshops


Activists, Administrators, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Augmented Reality, Ceramics, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Comedy, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Design, Digital Media, DJ / Nightlife, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiction, Film, Glass, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Moving Image, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Music, Painting, Performance Art, Public Art, Research, Scientists, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Thinkers, Video Art



Program Description

The group will collectively plan a schedule at the residency’s outset, including daily group meetings and activities (such as readings, discussions, visits to relevant spaces in Oslo, networking events, communal meals, leisure outings, and deployments) alongside unstructured time for independent reflection and research. In the first week, residents will participate in PRAKSIS’s customary “Meet the Residents” event, informally introducing themselves to the rest of the group and the Oslo arts community. What the Residency Provides An active, facilitated programme connected with the residency topic. A communal work space at PRAKSIS, in the center of Oslo. 3000 NOK for one international artist. Comfortable accommodation for 1 international artist, sharing a flat with Kelly Lloyd and Shannon Stratton. Oslo-based residents will continue to stay at their local address. Two group dinners with invited guests and simple lunches on weekdays held at PRAKSIS HQ.

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