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.



During 2014 - 2015 OCA offered a 3-months residency programme for artists at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy. The programme provided a working studio, an independent living space, assistance in experiencing the cultural life in the city, studio visits, educational activities related to the resident’s project and the opportunity to exhibit in a project room in the premises of Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa of the artworks carried out during the stay in Venice.