In 2020–2021 OCA offers a twelve-month residency programme for an artist, at the International Studio Programme Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, from 1 December 2020 until 15 November 2021. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists and international artists residing in Norway. Please notice that the residency is not available for BA or MA students. Applications will be assessed by an International Jury appointed by OCA, together with a representative from Künstlerhaus Bethanien.
During the residency the artist is offered an exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, directed by Christoph Tannert, and a presentation of the artist portfolio will be included within the BE-Magazine, published by the institution.
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 Programme at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. To apply for 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 application. Please send additional visual material by post to:
Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Re: International Studio Programme at Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Nedre gate 7
Applications will be assessed by an International Jury appointed by OCA, together with a representative from Künstlerhaus Bethanien. 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.
In addition to the studio and the programme, OCA will provide the artist with a grant of 137 500 NOK for all travel and living expenses. The studio is equipped with basic furniture including a bed, shelves, tables and chairs, as well as a small kitchen area.