News

2018/01/16

Upcoming application deadline for funding and residency opportunities

Tiril Hasselknippe, Balcony (onde), 2016. Courtesy: the artist and DREI, Cologne. Photo by Janine Drewes. OCA has supported Hasselknippe upon her participation in the upcoming New Museum 2018 triennial 'Songs for Sabotage'.

OCA ANNOUNCES CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR:

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR GALLERIES AND INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION SPACES (ISGIES)
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR ART CRITICS, CURATORS, ART MAGAZINES AND TRANSLATION OF TEXT (ISACAT)

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES
!! NEW: Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, India (curator)
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (artist)
International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, NY, USA (artist and curator)

Deadline: 1 February 2018

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

OCA is currently accepting applications for the six following grant schemes, including a new residency opportunity for a curator at Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, India.


INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT 
 OCA is currently accepting applications for the first round out of three application reviews during 2018 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 GALLERIES AND INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION SPACES (ISGIES)
OCA is currently accepting applications for the first round out of three application reviews during 2018 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.

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR ART CRITICS, CURATORS, ART MAGAZINES AND TRANSLATION OF TEXT (ISACAT)
OCA is currently accepting applications for the first round out of three application reviews during 2018 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. The applications for the above schemes are assessed by an international jury appointed by OCA.


INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES



!! NEW: Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, India
In 2018 OCA offers a new residency for a Norwegian or Norway-based curator to work on the production of an exhibition at The Mumbai Art Room in their newly formed Curatorial Lab from 15 November to 15 December. The resident will also benefit from an exceptional mentorship council available two months before the actual residency’s starting date to facilitate the preparation of a project. Mentorship on ground in Mumbai will be offered to follow the installation. For more information and guidelines on how to submit your application, please click here.

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
In 2018–2019 OCA offers a twelve-month residency programme for an artist at the International Studio Programme Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, from 1 December 2018 until 15 November 2019. 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 2018 until 15 August 2019. The curatorial residency has a duration of 3 months, from 1 September until 30 November 2018. 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.


For any further questions, please contact Anne Charlotte Hauen.


About the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) 
 

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a non-profit foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in 2001. Its principle aim is to foster dialogue between art practitioners in Norway and the international arts scene, and support artists in Norway in their activities around the world. As a result, OCA’s discursive, exhibition, publication, residency and visitor programmes focus on bringing to Norway the plurality of practices and histories at the forefront of international artistic debates, insofar as they are concerned with actively participating 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.