Press Releases : 2011/10

International Support, Platform China and Wiels Residency Programmes upcoming deadline: 1 November 2011

Published 2011/10/29

Lina Viste Grønli: 'The Albaphet and Other Writings' installation shot. Wiels Contemporary Art Centre 15–30 January 2011. Courtesy of Wiels Contemporary Art Centre


International Support
Platform China Residency Programme, Beijing, China
Wiels Residency Programme, Brussels, Belgium

Deadline: 1 November 2011

International Support
OCA is currently accepting applications for the Fourth Quarter Application Review for International Support. Forms are due 1 November 2011. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists, international artists residing in Norway and non-profit entities. 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 objective for support is to foster the professional consideration and exhibition of Norwegian art abroad, innovative artistic production, and a creative process of dialogue and collaboration within the spectrum of contemporary cultural practice. OCA's International Support Programme aims to enable international institutions and international curators to work more comprehensively and thoroughly with individual artists, art groups and professionals to convey the critical initiatives behind their production. OCA also finds it important to provide artists, art professionals, curators, and cultural producers the possibility to network professionally within the international arts community. OCA also stimulates research, programme development and initiatives that further invigorate the interest in contemporary art production taking place within Norway and by Norwegian artists working abroad.

Platform China Residency Programme
In collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, China, OCA offers two studio residencies, for an artist or a curator at Platform China Beijing Residency Programme. The first one from 1 April until 31 May 2012 and the second from 1 September until 31 October 2012. Applicants must be Norwegian citizens, or live and work in Norway. Please notice that residency is not available for BA or MA students. The applications will be accessed by an International Jury appointed by OCA. Click here to read more about the Platform China Residency.

Wiels Residency Programme  *NEW DEADLINE*
In 2012 OCA offers a residency programme for an artist, at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium. The duration of the programme is nine months, from 1 April until 31 December 2012. 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 to read more about the Wiels Residency Programme .

For questions regarding applications for International Support, please contact Anne Charlotte Hauen. For international institutional applications, biennials and residencies, please address your questions to Paul Brewer.