In 2021 OCA offers a residency programme for an artist, at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium. The duration of the programme is six months, from 1 January until 30 June 2021. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists and international artists residing in Norway. The programme is designed for artists who have already elaborated a specific and promising aesthetic language but seek artistic, theoretical and professional support in order to develop their practice. 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 WIELS Contemporary Art Centre.
The programme includes weekly meetings with professional artists and researchers, field trips (i.e. Brussels, Cologne/Düsseldorf, London, Rotterdam/Amsterdam or Paris) and public presentations. In addition to developing their own projects, the residents are welcome to take part in the core activities of WIELS (exhibitions, research, meetings, educational programmes and socio-cultural exchanges). At the end of the residency, the recipient is welcome to present his/her work in the Project Room of WIELS or outside and an archive of the artist’s work will be included in the residency files and/or pages of the WIELS website.
OCA has implemented an online application system that should be used to apply for the Artist-in-Residency Programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels.
To apply for the Residency 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 Artist-in-Residency Programme at WIELS Contemporary Art
Nedre gate 7
Applications will be assessed by an International Jury appointed by OCA together with a representative from WIELS Contemporary Art Centre. 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.
The residency includes the studio and programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre. In addition, OCA will provide accommodation in an apartment organised by WIELS, a travel grant of 4 000 NOK and a monthly stipend of 6 000 NOK to cover living expenses.