News

2017/09/18

Upcoming application deadline for funding and residency opportunities

OCA supported the participation of the non-profit artist run spaces Khartoum Contemporary, LOCUS, Prosjektrom Normanns and Rake in the Norway Fokus section of Cosmoscow 2017. Photo: OCA

OCA ANNOUNCES CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR:

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR ART CRITICS, CURATORS, ART MAGAZINES AND TRANSLATION OF TEXT (ISACAT)

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR GALLERIES AND INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION SPACES (ISGIES)

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES
!! NEW: Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Wiels Residency Programme, Brussels, Belgium

Deadline: 1 October 2017

www.oca.no/grants
www.stikk.no

OCA is currently accepting applications for the five following grant schemes, including a new residency opportunity for an artist, curator, critic or writer at Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

OCA is currently accepting applications for the third round out of three application reviews during 2017 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 to go to the application forms.

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR ART CRITICS, CURATORS, ART MAGAZINES AND TRANSLATION OF TEXT (ISACAT)

OCA is currently accepting applications for the second round of application reviews for International Support for Art Critics, Curators, Art Magazines and Translation of Text (ISACAT). ISACAT is initiated and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and administered by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) to support art critics, curators and art magazines based in Norway that have been invited to speak abroad about Norwegian art and artists in exhibitions, fairs and conferences; translations into English of art criticism and other contemporary texts regarding Norwegian art; and the participation of Norwegian art magazines in international art fairs. Click here for more information and to go to the application forms.

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR GALLERIES AND INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION SPACES (ISGIES)

OCA is currently accepting applications for the third round out of three application reviews during 2017 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 for more information and to go to the application forms.

The applications for the above schemes are assessed by an international jury appointed by OCA.


INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES

!! NEW: Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 2018 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. This is a residency for research and to connect with the local art scene, and therefore it is not studio based. Capacete has been part of the São Paulo Biennale four times and can further help the resident in facilitating his/her visits to the biennale. Applications will be assessed by an International Jury appointed by OCA, together with a representative from Capacete. Click here for more information.

Wiels Residency Programme, Brussels, Belgium

In 2018 OCA offers a six-month residency at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre from 1 January until 30 June. 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. Click here for more information.

The following application deadline is 1 February 2018.

For any further questions, please contact Anne Charlotte Hauen.


About the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is a non-profit foundation created in 2001 by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs. Its principle aim is to foster dialogue between art practitioners in Norway and the international arts scene, and to support artists and cultural practitioners based in Norway in their activities around the world. To this end, OCA’s discursive, exhibition, publication, residency (in Oslo and internationally) and visitor research programmes focus on bringing the plurality of practices and histories at the forefront of international artistic debates to Norway, and promoting active participation in such debates nationally and internationally. OCA has been responsible for Norway’s contribution to the visual arts section of the Venice Biennale since 2001.