OCA offers two studio grants - one for a Norwegian artist and one for a Norwegian curator - at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City. The artist residency has the duration of one year, from 1 September 2015 until 15 August 2016. The Curatorial residency has the duration of 3 months, from 1 September until 30 November 2015. Only Norwegian citizens are eligible for these grants. Please notice that the residency is not available for BA or MA students. Applications will be assessed by an International Jury appointed by OCA.
ISCP offers an artist and a curator an opportunity to work independently. Two collective exhibitions are held every year and during the programme there will be open studio sessions. ISCP receives regular visits from curators and gallery-owners, wishing to make contact with the artists/curators.
OCA provides a grant for the artist and for the curator. In addition, OCA supports the cost of the apartment for the artist. The artist will receive a grant of 150 000 NOK payable in two installments from OCA. The artist must meet all other travel and living expenses. The curator will receive a grant of 70 000 NOK from OCA. The curator must meet all other travel and living expenses including the rent for accommodation. The American Scandinavian Foundation covers the costs for the studios and the fee for the participation of the Artist residency and shares with OCA the costs for the studio and fee for participation of the Curatorial residency.
OCA has set up an online application system for applications for International Support and International Residencies. This system should be used to apply to the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) with a deadline of 1 February 2015. To apply to the residency programme please go to: www.stikk.no.
Before submitting the Application Form, please ensure that all uploaded information is correct and all fields are completed.
Once an application is submitted, a receipt with the indication of a reference number will be generated on the screen and sent to the e-mail contact provided within the Application Form. This reference number will allow applicants to follow their application process and therefore should be confidential.
Additional visual material can also be sent to OCA by post. This
is however limited to artist's publications, artist's books and
moving images. All other material including portfolios should be
uploaded within the application form. Please specify if you wish
your material to be returned and if this is the case please send a
pre-posted envelope with the return address. All submitted material
should be identified in the outside of the envelope with both the
applicant's name and the reference number provided in the online
Please send additional visual material by post to:
Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Re: ISCP New York City – International Studio Programme
ISCP New York City – International Curatorial Programme
Nedre gate 7
Applications will be assessed by an International Jury appointed by OCA. Please note that the Jury's decisions are final and that following the residency, artists are expected to write a brief report to the Office for Contemporary Art Norway about his or her stay.