As a part of the activities of North Norwegian Art Centre, we support independent projects initiated by artists. To be eligible for support applicants have to be professional artists working within the field of visual arts and the project has to take place in the region of Northern Norway.

Priority will be given to projects that are:

  • using other forms of expression, processes and methods than the traditional gallery exhibition
  • based on long term artistic processes and/or research
  • taking place in areas where there is little activity in the art field

This does not exclude the funding of projects taking place in galleries or museums. For applications oriented more towards long-term processes, the project should have a public aspect or result. Artists and groups of artists might apply. Recipients are fully responsible for conducting the project. A total of NOK 200.000 will be distributed in this application round. The funding will be paid in two installments: the first after the agreement is accepted and signed, the second after submitting the final report.

Who might apply? Where and when should the project take place?

Applicant must be an artist working in the field of visual arts

The project has to take place within the region of Northern Norway (i.e. the counties of Finnmark, Troms and Nordland)

The project’s activities have to start up at the latest by the end of 2021. The project must be finalised at the latest by the end of 2022.

In all information and published material related to the project it should be stated that North Norwegian Art Centre has supported the project.

The application have to include:

Project description including budget with income and expenses (max. 5000 characters)

Amount applied from the North Norwegian Art Centre

Resume / cv for applicant(s)

Documentation / illustrations relevant for the project description: 8 pictures and links to video- and sound files

If applicant is a group one person should be appointed as responsible for the project

The application can be sent by e-mail to:

Deadline is March 15. 2021

Illustration above: from the project The Dinghy AiR, from 2020. Photo: Marie Kaada.