Frist: Dienstag, 15. März 2016


Professional artists, designers and architects are eligible to apply for a residency of two or three months duration. Curators are eligible to apply for a one month residence. Applicants from outside the Nordic region are expected to master the English language. The program is not available for students


The residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre includes a monthly grant of NOK 9.000,- as well as covered travel expenses up to NOK 5.500,-. Living and working spaces for free. The centre has five private residency houses of various size for the selected artists. Five identical 50 m² north-lit panorama window studios, with an additional common workshop furnished with a variation of equipment and heavy machinery for wood work. The artists’ lodgings is fully equipped, and provided with wireless internet access.


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 small café. 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 time and space. Too much time of an artists everyday life is consumed by administration, transportation, networking and planning etc. leaving not much time left for the art production itself.

At NKD you will have the best possibilities for concentration and contemplation around your art practice, with not much interference and temptations of any kind, except for hikes and strolls in the immediate and exquisite nature.

In residence you are supposed to take part in presentations and an open studio day. We do not run a regular exhibition program.


Applications must be submitted by our application form attached as a PDF-file. Please fill the form using English, Norwegian, Danish or Swedish.

We kindly ask you to attach documentation of your work like this:

Photoes: Up to ten low resolution files in total not more than 5 MG all together. You may send them as a PDF portfolio.

Sound and video: Up to three files maximum three minutes each. Zip the application including application form and send us via wetransfer or other file transfer service.

We do not accept files by dropbox.