Acknowledgement of the Sámi people

OCA acknowledges the Sámi as one people, and as the Indigenous people of the Fennoscandian region. On the land of this region, Sápmi, the Sámi people have lived since time immemorial, respectfully harvesting from nature by fishing, farming, hunting and following reindeer, amongst other activities.


Norwegian Arts Abroad

OCA is part of the network Norwegian Arts Abroad, a collaborative initiative to strengthen Norwegian arts at home and abroad through cooperation between participating organisations, by collectively addressing common issues, sharing knowledge and creating meaningful synergies. Norwegian Arts Abroad consists of seven arts organisations funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Music Norway, Norwegian Crafts, Norwegian Film Institute (NFI), Norwegian Literature Abroad (NORLA), Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), Performing Arts Hub Norway (PAHN) and The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DOGA).