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.



OCA offers an 11.5 months artist’s residency programme at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, from 1 December until 15 November. Annual application deadline 1 February. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists and international artists residing in Norway.

The programme includes an individual combined work and living studio at the residency premises. During the residency the artist is offered an exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, directed by Christoph Tannert, and a presentation of the artist’s project will be included within the annual BE-Magazine, published by the institution. The artist gets a living grant of NOK 230.000 and a travel grant of NOK 17.500.

Application Process

Applications are only accepted via Read the guidelines thoroughly before filling in the form. For questions, please contact OCA's Grants Officer Eirik Zeiner-Henriksen.

Next application deadlines: 1st February 2024