Press Releases : 2015/09


2015/09/17

Upcoming application deadline for funding and residency opportunities

Marianne Heier, video still from Onepercenter, 2015. Courtesy of the artist. The work was presented within the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art with support from OCA.

OCA ANNOUNCES

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR GALLERIES AND INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION SPACES (ISGIES)

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES
Wiels Residency Programme, Brussels, Belgium

Deadline: 1 October 2015

www.oca.no/grants

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR GALLERIES AND INDEPENDENT EXHIBITION SPACES (ISGIES)
The International Support for Galleries and Independent Exhibition Spaces (ISGIES) is initiated and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and administered by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) to stimulate Norwegian galleries and independent exhibition spaces to promote Norwegian contemporary art abroad in international art fairs and temporary exhibition arenas. The categories covered by the grant is art fair or display fee, transportation, insurance and information material associated with the presentation. Click here to read more and to go to the ISGIES application form.

The applications will be assessed by an international jury appointed by OCA.
The following application deadlines are 1 February and 1 May 2016.

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
OCA administers the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel grant scheme in order to facilitate Norwegian contemporary art's international position and strengthen its visibility abroad. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists, international artists living and working in Norway and non-profit organisations. Support is also extended to solo and group exhibitions organised by international curators, as well as to Norwegian art professionals organising exhibitions and projects abroad. Click here for more information and to go the application forms.

The applications will be assessed by an international jury appointed by OCA.
The following application deadlines are 1 February and 1 May 2016.

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES
Wiels Residency Programme
In 2016 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 2016. 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.

For more information, 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.