News : 2016/01

2016/01/14

Upcoming application deadline for funding and residency opportunities

Artist Tora Dalseng presented by 1857 at NADA Miami Beach 2015 with support from ISGIES. Photo: OCA

OCA ANNOUNCES
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR GALLERIES AND INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION SPACES (ISGIES)

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES 

International Studio Program Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, NY, USA

Deadline: 1 February 2016

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
OCA is currently accepting applications for the first round out of three application reviews during 2016 for International Support. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists, international artists residing in Norway and non-profit arts organisations. Priority is given to exhibitions taking place in key international art institutions and project spaces. Support is also extended to solo exhibitions and group exhibitions initiated by international curators as well as to Norwegian art professionals organising exhibitions and projects abroad. The funding for International Support is provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Click here for more information and for application forms.

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR GALLERIES AND INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION SPACES (ISGIES)
OCA is currently accepting applications for the first round out of three application reviews during 2016 for International Support for Galleries and Independent Exhibition Spaces (ISGIES). ISGIES is initiated and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and administered by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) for the promotion of Norwegian galleries and independent exhibition spaces in international art fairs and temporary exhibition arenas. The grant should stimulate international efforts for galleries and independent exhibition spaces based in Norway to promote Norwegian contemporary art abroad, particularly with respect to participation in renowned international art fairs, as well as in temporary exhibition arenas. Click here to read more information and application forms. 


The applications for ISGIES and International Support will be assessed by an international jury appointed by OCA. 
The following application deadlines are 1 May and 1 October 2016.

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES 

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

In 2016–17 OCA offers a twelve-month residency programme for an artist at the International Studio Programme Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, from 1 December 2016 until 15 November 2017. 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, and by representatives from Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Click here to read more about Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

ISCP, New York, NY, USA
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, NY, USA. The artist residency has the duration of one year, from 1 September 2016 until 15 August 2017. The curatorial residency has a duration of 3 months, from 1 September until 30 November 2016. 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, and by representatives from ISCP. Click here to read more about ISCP.

New and important information regarding all applications

  • The application form will be closed at 09:00 on the day following the deadline.
  • More fields have been made mandatory within the application form. The application cannot be submitted unless information is filled in.
  • Following notice, missing material must be sent within 48 hours.

For any further questions, please contact Anne Charlotte Hauen.

About Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) 

OCA is a foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in 2001 with the aim of developing cultural collaborations between Norway and the international arts scene. OCA aims to become one of the main organs in the international contemporary arts debate through initiatives such as exhibitions, seminars and publications, as well as by providing support to Norwegian artists for their activities in the international art arena, and by inviting international curators and artists to Norway. OCA has been responsible for Norway's contribution to the visual arts section of La Biennale di Venezia since 2001.