Residencies : Capacete Residency Programme

Next Deadline 2019/10/01

In 2020 OCA offers a three-month residency at Capacete from 1 September to 30 November. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists, curators, critics and writers, as well as international artists, curators, critics and writers based in Norway. Please notice that the residency is not available for BA or MA students. This is a residency for research and to connect with the local art scene, and therefore it is not studio based. The resident will be accommodated in a shared apartment five minutes’ walk from the Capacete Residency Center. This is a vibrant meeting place with a library of books and films, and where they also organise public talks, seminars and workshops. They have a small exhibition space and the staff is fully engaged and physically present. Capacete has been part of the São Paulo Biennale four times and can also help the resident in facilitating his/her visits to the biennale.



The residency host will provide the resident with the timely information, guidance and support required to carry out his/her intended research throughout the full stay. During an initial meeting with the residency organiser at Capacete, a general outline of the stay will be drafted and any travels and meetings with relevant people and/or organisations will be set up. Likewise, the resident will have the opportunity to present his/her work within the structure of the programme defined by Capacete as well as within any public event. The residency host will to its best efforts help the resident to establish a new network by introducing and creating contact with curators, critics and other relevant professionals known to them. Additionally, Capacete aims to integrate and introduce visiting artists to the local community.

Application Process

OCA has an online application program for applications for International Support and International Residencies. This should be used to apply to the Capacete residency. To apply for the residency programme please go to Visual Arts at

Information required within the application form:

  • Statement/project description in English
  • CV in English
  • Visual material

Application Form

  • Application forms are available in Norwegian or English
  • All fields marked with * are mandatory
  • 'Project Description' should always be in English and no longer than one A4 page (max. 2500 characters including spaces)
  • 'Upload material' should consist of one file (maximum 10 MB, as pdf, gif, png, jpg, mp3 or mp4). If necessary please combine multiple images within a single file before uploading or refer to webpage links for additional documentation of the work
  • 'Upload CV' should consist of one file (maximum 10 MB, as pdf) and should always be in English. If necessary please combine multiple CVs into one document before uploading or refer to webpage links for additional information

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 if absolutely necessary. Sent material 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. Additional visual material can be send by post to:

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Re: Capacete
Nedre gate 7
0551 Oslo

Applications will be assessed by an international jury appointed by OCA, together with a representative from Capacete. 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.

What We Offer

The selected candidate will receive a travel grant and living grant from OCA of NOK 38.000.