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OPEN CALL: Curator-in-residence - Hordaland kunstsenter


fimmtudagur, 7. mars 2024

OPEN CALL: Curator-in-residence - Hordaland kunstsenter

Hordaland Kunstsenter will focus its residency programme on international curatorial practices in all iterations from 2024 until mid-2026. This residency programme invites applications from those working independently, interdependently or as part of an institution.

This year we see the residency programme as an opportunity to encourage institutional collaboration, international exchange and initiate discussions on how to support one another in terms of working models, perspectives and tool building.

This residency model opens up a wealth of resources for both regional artists and invited residents, expanding their international networks and allows for dialogue with practitioners engaged in the Bergen cultural scene.

Applications across various curatorial disciplines will be accepted, including, but not limited to those in publishing, dance, visual arts, socially engaged practices and performance.

Residency timeline:
The residency program is structured around the availability of the selected candidates and we do not have concrete time slots. We anticipate hosting our first residents around September 2024 and we host on average, 4 residents per year.

The majority of residents are invited to undertake a month long stay in Bergen.

It is expected that the resident visitor gives a public presentation / talk at Hordaland Kunstsenter during their stay. The format of this presentation is not set and is made in dialogue with the residency coordinator.

About Hordaland Kunstsenter:
Hordaland Kunstsenter was established in 1976 as the first artist-run art centre in Norway. The core of our activities is our exhibition program, in which commissioning new projects from international artists plays an important role.

Hordaland Kunstsenter has hosted a residency program since 1987, which was initially open to Nordic region artists, but is now open to candidates of any nationality.

Our aim is to increase the visibility of contemporary art in and from Norway, and to create opportunities for exchange between arts professionals in different geographic and political contexts.

In recent years artists’ books, public lectures, discussions, and collaborations outside of the institution have become an integral part of our program as well, and we hope to develop more avenues of exploration in response to shifts and new intersections in the field.

What we offer:
Hordaland Kunstsenter covers the guest’s travel costs, provides accommodation, and offers a stipend of 10,000 Norwegian Kroner a month to help offset the high cost of living in Norway, and successful applicants will be provided with a letter of invitation to aid in procuring additional funding. Hordaland Kunstsenter facilitates introductions to the local art scene and provides administrative and logistical support for more specialised or subject-specific research.

*Visa costs are to be covered by the visiting resident

Accomodation information:
The guests stay in a quiet residential area just a few minutes walk from the art centre which is situated in downtown Bergen. The one bedroom self-catering apartment is furnished and equipped with Wi-Fi and has a fully functioning kitchen and spacious living room.

Application materials:
Motivation letter / intentions / use of time
5 slides max of recent / relevant projects

Applications are to be sent as one combined PDF document to
The application deadline is 15 March 2024.

Questions in advance of deadline can be sent to

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